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5 Signs Your Eavestrough is Clogged

Updated: Nov 25, 2022

We spend a lot of time in pruning our lawns, cleaning the interiors and maintaining the aesthetic appeal of our homes. But most of us forget to inspect our eavestrough, simply because it is out of our sight and also somewhat hard to reach. We tend to pay attention to it only when it is an emergency and you know there is no choice but to call for an Alberta home renovator to clean your clogged eavestrough. By then there is a  considerable amount of damage done. This can be avoided if you notice the early signs of a clogged eavestrough.

 Let us take a look at the top 5 signs which indicate that your eavestrough is clogged.

Water Overflowing

The most obvious sign that your eavestrough needs cleaning is when water overflows from your eavestrough. A well-functioning eavestrough will drain the water at the side of the property. There is a possibility that the water from your eavestrough will overflow when it rains but if this happens when it does not rain, then there is a high chance that your eavestrough is blocked.

Stained Exterior

If you notice stains or mildew on the exterior of your eavestrough, then it could be because of standing water in the system. This could be due to a clogged pipe. In such cases, it is important to get your eavestrough cleaned immediately or water may seep into the walls and damage the overall structure of your home.

Animals Crawling Inside The Eavestrough

If you start seeing bugs, squirrels, rats, and mice in your eavestrough, then it is an obvious sign that your eavestrough needs cleaning. Your home is your home! Why should outsiders of a different species take refuge in your home without your permission? The only way out in such situations is to call your home renovator and get your eavestrough cleaned. ACT Home services undertake eavestrough cleaning and maintenance for homes.

Plants Growing in The Eavestrough

Another sign of a clogged eavestrough is plants growing in it. We all love greenery but not on our eavestrough. There is a lot of dirt that gets washed off into your eavestrough, and under the right conditions, it can form a nice layer of soil suitable for plant growth. This can clog gutters and pipes leading to further trouble.

Water In The Basement

If you notice water in your basement, then it could be due to a clogged eavestrough. This can cause structural damage to your home and also lead to a whole lot of other issues. You are then left with no choice but to get your eavestrough cleaned.

If you notice any of the above signs, then reach out to us at the earliest. Our team will inspect your eavestrough and gutters and fix the problem in no time.



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