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  • Writer's pictureKristina Carroll

Rain or Shine: The Ultimate Guide to Gutter Maintenance for a Water-Tight Home

Gutter maintenance is crucial to ensure proper functioning and prevent water damage. At Mountain Drainage Solutions 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, repair and protect a failing gutter system you prevent future damage to your home.


By conducting regular home inspections and maintenance you could save the life of your home and prevent costly repairs. We strive to help you protect and care for your home by offering customized home maintenance plans that help our clients manage and prioritize their needs. Here are some gutter repair and maintenance recommendations from the experts:


Clear Debris Regularly

Regularly remove leaves, twigs, and other debris from your gutters to prevent clogging and ensure proper water flow.


Inspect for Damage

Regularly inspect your gutters for any signs of damage such as cracks, holes, or loose components. Address these issues promptly to prevent further damage.


Check Downspouts

Ensure that downspouts are clear of any blockages, allowing water to flow freely. Use a plumber’s snake or water pressure to clear any clogs.


Repair Leaks and Seal Gaps

If you notice any leaks or gaps in your gutters, use gutter sealant or caulking to fix them. Replace damaged sections if necessary.


Maintain Proper Slope

Make sure that your gutters have a slight downward slope towards the downspouts for efficient water drainage. Adjust gutter hangers if needed.


Consider Gutter Guards

Install gutter guards to help prevent debris buildup and minimize the frequency of gutter cleaning.


Regular Inspections

Schedule routine inspections at least twice a year to catch any issues early on and ensure your gutters are in good condition.


Remember, safety is essential when performing gutter maintenance. Use sturdy ladders, take proper precautions, and consider seeking professional assistance if needed.


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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