Your gutters play a very important role in diverting excess rainwater away from your home. This is why experts would iterate how important it is to keep them clear and clog-free. What could happen if there’s standing water in your system?
Increased Pressure on the Foundation Ensure that your downspouts are not depositing water near the foundation of your home and allowing it to stagnate. It is only a matter of time before this particular scenario develops into something far worse. Remember that the same thing applies to overflowing gutters as they allow rainwater to spill and pool next to your house. This can put undue pressure on your foundation over time.
Corrosion Standing water can increase wear on gutter sealant and coatings, prompting water to make contact with bare metal. This results in corrosion. Fortunately, cleaning your gutters regularly, as well as having your gutter contractor address issues that cause standing water, can help prevent this dilemma. You should also consider investing in stainless steel, aluminum or copper gutters, which do not corrode as iron does.
Pest Growth If neglected, the standing water in your gutters will eventually pose health hazards to your family and pets. This is because stagnant water is a breeding ground for flies and mosquitoes that carry diseases. Make certain to replace your faulty gutters to drive away pests from your home.
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