Spring is here and with it will come warmer temperatures. This is the perfect time to check your gutters for any debris that may have been deposited during the winter months. Gutters are designed to carry water away from a structure and into downspouts.
Don’t forget to check the downspouts, especially at ground level. Downspouts will effectively direct water away from the foundation of a structure, if installed correctly and clear of any type of blockage. When water is drained too close to a structure’s foundation, your risk of mold near floorboards or in the basement can increase dramatically.
A gutter and downspout system is a long-term investment in your home or building’s infrastructure. Proper care and maintenance can lead to a better life expectancy of the system and prevent possible structure damage.