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7 Signs It’s Time For a Gutter Repair

When it comes to house repairs, most of us have a long to-do list. We may need to change a few light bulbs, add a shelf or two, and do some repainting. However, these are repairs that we think of because we are forced to look in their direction daily. When a room is dark or we don’t have enough storage space, we notice that frequently. But when it comes to house repairs, most people rarely think about their gutters.

Our gutters are the kind of thing that we are grateful for, but don’t pay much attention to. However, this common mistake often-time leads to the need for costly repairs. When gutters aren’t checked frequently, their condition goes unnoticed. Before you know it, you could be long overdue for a gutter repair. To prevent this from happening to you, here are seven signs that it’s time for a gutter repair:

Uneven gutters

Any sign of sagging in your gutters should serve as a red warning flag. Gutters are held onto your house with gutter brackets, so if your home is sagging, it means that the brackets aren’t installed. Your house can be damaged if the gutter breaks off.

Rusting gutters

While slight rusting on your gutter can be explained by rainfall, that doesn’t mean that it’s good for your home. When your gutters become rusty, it means that they should be replaced before any breakage happens.

Gutter hardware on ground

If your gutter has pieces that break or flake off, including screws, that means that it’s time for a repair. Your gutter should never be in such poor condition that it’s breaking off.

Soil erosion

If you’ve noticed that your garden’s soil isn’t as dense as it usually is, the reason might be because of soil erosion. Soil erosion is caused by either excessive rainfall or exposure to large quantities of water, which can happen if there is a leak in the gutter.

Pooling water

Outdoor gutters exist to drain water away from your home and to keep your home’s foundation safe. If there is water pooling around the foundation of your home, it means that these drains are clogged, which can be linked to poor drainage from the gutter.

Mould in attic

When your gutters aren’t working properly, they will allow water to seep into your attic and pool near your basement. If you notice any mould in either of these two areas, it could mean that it’s time for a gutter repair.

It may be difficult to train yourself to routinely inspect your gutters, but it will be well worth it in the end. If you catch any of these signs early enough, you may save yourself from needing to pay a hefty fee for a gutter replacement or attic roof repair. While soil erosion and mould in the attic may seem like small problems at first, always remember to take them seriously. If you do notice any of these signs, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

At Greg Mitchell Plumbing, we are trained to perform gutter repairs and replacements. Just give us a call or go on our website to get a free quote!

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