It’s no secret that we’re strong proponents of keeping rain gutters clean and well-maintained. Functioning rain gutters are an integral part of any home, and something that homeowners know will more than carry their weight in keeping the house protected from water damage.
But well-maintained rain gutters and downspouts are worthless if there’s nowhere for them to lead rainwater. That’s why a working, reliable underground drainage system is just as important to your home as its gutters – really, they’re two sides of the same coin.
Basically when your rain gutters collect water from the eaves of your roof, it channels it to downspouts and down to the ground. From there, a drainage system finally takes it to the curb, catch basin, a French drain, or somewhere else away from the home.
If that drain system isn’t working as intended, due to clogs or other deterioration, the water doesn’t drain properly and ends up settling where it shouldn’t. This leads to yard flooding, ruined landscaping, poor settling, water and mold in your basement, or even foundation damage to your home.
Unfortunately, without proper prevention this kind of clogging of your underground drainage system is ultimately impossible to avoid. Over time dust, dirt, leaves, and other debris all deposit themselves in your home’s drains, leading to clogs forming gradually. This can make the problem hard to notice until it’s too late.
That’s why it’s important to get your ground drain system checked regularly and cleaned out when needed. Not only will this prevent long-term damage and costly repairs to the drain system itself, but also the more significant damages to your home and yard listed above.
If you think your ground drain is clogged, or that it just might be time for a cleaning, contact CT Gutter right away. In addition to gutter replacements and cleaning services, they also offer full service and installation of ground drains – remember, they’re two sides of the same coin after all.