WHY DO YOU NEED TO CLEAN DOWNSPOUTS?
Drainpipes are the “vessels” of a house that “pump” rainwater in the right direction. The downspout system has an important protective function for your building, because if it malfunctions, moisture collects between the protrusions, in the downspouts, under the roof and other problem areas. Why is humidity accumulation dangerous for the home? Water flows that are not controlled by drainage pipes cause quick and destructive corrosion processes on walls, roofs and other parts of the house. You probably know how strong streams of water can sweep everything in its path. The same thing happens with your home when the downspouts are malfunctioning.
Uncontrolled moisture seeps into the house finish, destroys it and leads to the emergency state of the building. You can see wet smudges on the walls and under the roof, which then turn into cracks that change the load distribution on the footing, as a result of which the base of the house is shifted. Another common problem during the rainy season is the strong flooding of the basement, which also occurs due to a malfunction or clogging of the drainpipes.
Repairing after such serious damage will require at least several thousand dollars from your budget, and restoring the foundation is not a quick and difficult job. Therefore, we recommend carrying out preventive cleaning and checking the condition of eavestrough twice a year: before and after the onset of the winter season.