When it rains it pours.

Real Estate Agent with First Class Homes Inc.

Rain gutter cleaning is very important for a home’s foundation.

Just as the title says "when it rain it pours", so you better clean those gutters in 2019. Heavy rains and snowstorms occur all around the world. Predictions by local weather sources can be inaccurate at times. Despite the level and type of precipitation in your area gutters attached to your home should flow the water without leaking and overflowing. Therefore, it is best to clean your rain gutters at least once or twice per year.

How do rain gutters become inefficient, clog and leak?

Many foreign objects varying from leaves to dead birds can get stuck in the gutters causing the channel to overflow or leak.


What happens when rain gutters are leaking or overflowing?

Water will seep into space that you may not even think of. It could deteriorate sheathing and wooden framing, saturate interior wallboard and spawn mold growth inside the walls. Even if it does not seep through the wall directly, the dripping which takes place right near the foundation will begin to enter the building slowly. I made a short clip to provide a visual description of the issue. See below.

If you wish to retain the value of your property then it would be best to follow some basic maintenance schedules all year around to keep things in good shape.

Comments (2)

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Clogged our filled gutters will not do the job they were ment to do

Dec 31, 2018 01:30 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Great post, thank you. 

Happy New Year! Best of luck in 2019! 

Jan 01, 2019 11:13 AM