Your home’s gutters play an important role in your home’s normal operation. A well-maintained gutter system can redirect rainwater from your home’s foundation and prevents basement flooding and your gutters from overflowing. If your gutters are malfunctioning or have the wrong pitch, it will have a hard time redirecting rainwater away from your home and result in standing water. In today’s post, ARCH Exteriors, LLC, the leading roofer and gutter contractor in your area, shares the problems caused by standing water in your gutters.
Foundation Pressure Buildup
If there is debris such as dirt, leaves, or twigs trapped in your gutters, it could stop the flow of water and cause them to spill over the side of your gutters that could damage your exterior or the foundation. If you notice large puddles around your foundation, this means that it’s oversaturated with water which can cause damage such as cracked walls to your basement.
Moldy or Flooded Basements
Most roof replacement contractors will agree that standing water is one of the leading causes of mold growth in your basement, brought about by moisture. Also, flooding in your basement can cause mold growth along your basement walls which can be hazardous to your health due to the spores that they produce. Aside from that, it causes dampness that produces a musty odor and causes your wallpaper to peel off and paint to chip away. To prevent this issue from occurring, make sure that your gutters are free of debris and have the proper pitch.
Standing water can be a breeding ground for pests and insects which carry deadly diseases that can endanger your family or even your pets. Make sure that you regularly inspect your gutters for damage to ensure that they’re functioning properly and that you won’t have to deal with these issues anytime soon.
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