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  • Writer's pictureKristina Carroll

Essential Gutter Repair Tips: Maintaining Functionality and Preventing Water Damage

Gutter repair is an important maintenance task to ensure that your gutters function properly and prevent water damage to your home. Here are a few general tips for gutter repair:

Clean the gutters

Start by removing any debris such as leaves, twigs, or dirt from the gutters. This will help prevent clogs and ensure proper water flow.

Check for leaks

Inspect the gutters for any signs of leaks or gaps. Use a hose to run water through the gutters and observe if there are any leaks or water escaping from improper joints.

Repair leaks and gaps

If you find any leaks or gaps, you can use gutter sealant or caulking to seal them. For larger holes or damaged sections, you may need to replace that portion of the gutter.

Secure loose hangers and brackets

Check if any hangers or brackets that hold the gutters to the fascia board are loose or damaged. Tighten or replace them as necessary to ensure the gutters are properly secured.

Maintain proper slope

Gutters should have a slight slope towards the downspouts to ensure water flows freely. Adjust the hangers if needed to maintain the correct slope.

Inspect downspouts

Ensure that the downspouts are clear of any obstructions and directing water away from the foundation of your home. Use a plumber's snake or water pressure to clear any clogs.

Remember, gutter repair can vary depending on the specific issue you're facing. If you're unsure or if the problem seems more extensive, it's always a good idea to consult a professional for proper assessment and repair.

The first step in repairing your gutter system is having proper diagnoses. At Mountain Drainage Solutions we use the tools and the skills necessary to diagnose and determine a course of action. This is a core value for our company and an important part of who we are. We pride ourselves on providing a complete package to homeowners, which includes a full assessment.

At Mountain Drainage Solutions we consider ourselves experts in water management. We have spent a decade developing the skills necessary to improve your homes water issues by providing excellent service and knowledge to help you make informed decisions.

We believe the first step to a happy and healthy home is maintaining its foundation and structure. Most problems related to water stem from ongoing issues with the gutter system. When you clean and repair a failing gutter system you can stop problems from snowballing out of control.

During each gutter cleaning we perform a full roof and gutter inspection, this prevents you from being blindsided with issues or possibly rainwater damage down the road.

Contact us today for a free estimate!



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