18 Nov Clogged Gutters
Posted at 18:27h in Hint of the Month
Clear gutters of debris and check them for corrosion, joint separation, and loose fasteners. Flush out downspouts and unclog leader pipes. Leaders should extend at least 5 feet to direct water away from the foundation.
This is a huge issue in the late fall when all the leaves have fallen off the trees – stubborn oaks, but it will be raining more. Often times, this is one of the largest reasons water gets into the basements!
I had some underground pipes that were clogged. I ran a plumber’s snake into the pipes to clean them. You never know what you can find!