You can prevent leaks in your gutters by cleaning them every fall and spring. After you have removed any leaves and other debris, you should check your gutters for leaks so that you can make any necessary repairs and prevent damage to your home.
Set up a ladder in a place where you can easily climb it, or choose a spot where you can get access to the tops of the gutters. Take a garden hose, turn it on, and run the water into the gutters. Set the hose so it will not move, or have someone hold it for you.
Walk around the entire perimeter of the house and watch as the water drains down from the gutters. See if water is coming out anywhere it shouldn’t. Move the hose to different locations around the house to check the entire gutter system for leaks. If necessary, use a flashlight to see in dark areas.
If you find a leak, it will need to be repaired. Not fixing a leak can only lead to greater problems down the road. Many gutter leaks are easy to fix. Holes can often be patched. If the gutters have large holes, you may need to remove the damaged section and replace it with a new length of gutter.
Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors can repair leaks in your gutters. Our experienced team can identify the source of leaks and patch holes or replace damaged sections of gutters so that water can be directed safely away from your house. Contact us today to schedule a gutter inspection or repair for your Connecticut home.