FAQ: Eavestrough Care

 

Q: How do I stop eavestroughs from overflowing?

A: If your eavestroughs overflow, either the gutters or downspouts are clogged, or they are too small to handle the volume of runoff. If they’re not stopped up, install new, larger downspouts first. If that doesn’t solve the problem, have larger gutters installed by a professional gutter installer.

 

Q: How many times a year do I need to clean my troughs?

A: Plan to clean gutters at least twice a year - more often if the roof is directly beneath trees. Only take on this task yourself if you know you can work safely from a ladder or the roof. If your roof is higher than a single story or you're unsure of your job's safety, you're better off hiring a professional.

 

Q: Why should I be concerned about my eavestroughs?

A: Clogged eaves can cause rain water to overflow and seep into your home's foundation resulting in deterioration and flooding. Our service includes removing all obstructable debris from inside of the eaves and clearing the down-pipes, as well as informing you of any deficiencies. Our technicians use ladder stand-offs, so your eaves troughs are not being leaned on while your house is being serviced. Eaves trough cleaning is recommended yearly. Call our office for a free estimate.