Gutters channel water away from the foundation. That’s their job. Without gutters, houses are likely to be flooded, water damaging the property. But even with gutters, it’s important to look for clogs and mechanical difficulties, else the gutters overflow and water seeps into the house through the facade.
Here are some tips on how to clean and manage gutters.
First, there are downspouts. A downspout is a pipe that carries water from the gutter onto the ground or asphalt surrounding a home. It’s often called a water pipe, down pipe, drain spout, roof drain pipe, or leader, depending on the area.
Maintenance of the downspout is critical. Water accumulates on top of the roof, then fills in the gutters. If the downspout is not properly maintained and cleared, water will become clogged and spi