Making sure your eavestroughs are in good working order is critical to your home’s ability to ward off flooding and moisture damage. If they are not working properly, you could get water running down your walls and pooling around your home. This can eventually penetrate through the foundation or leak through windows and cause major water damage in your home. Photo Credit: Rise Up Ltd. Your eavestroughs might be in trouble if:
- You see water running out over the side of the gutter, rather than down the downspout and away from your home.
- Your gutters are cracked or there are leaks in the joints.
- They are detaching or coming away from the home.