Maintaining Your Drainage System

Maintaining your Drainage System

When it comes to your home, it’s important to maintain your drainage system. Poor drainage can have major effects on your home’s foundation, causing cracks and letting water enter your home.

It is important to maintain your drainage system by cleaning the rain gutter often. A clogged gutter would lead to water accumulation around your house, causing damage over time. Insufficient downspouts can cause the erosion of your home’s foundation. The erosion will trench the soil leading the water to be trapped. If you notice holes, pack them with soil and make sure to use a type of soil that drains well.

The water that flows out of the downspout should be directed at least 5 to 10 feet away from your home.

Prevent the downspout extension from coming towards your driveway. During winter the water can freeze and this could lead to a dangerous situation. The best way for the extension to come out is on the sloped part of the house. This will cause the water to drain away from the house.

Regularly check for water leaks. Water leakage can cause mould and mildew, causing damage to your home and health problems. You can check for dark spots inside the sink cabinet, near toilets and also check if any ceiling is dripping.

Inspect the roof for leaks and repair any damaged, lose or missing shingles. Also, keep your roof free from leaves so that your gutters will stay clean, relatively empty of debris.

Remove the leaves and other debris from the gutter system in your home. Keeping your gutters clean will help maintain your roof system. Contact a professional like us if you feel that the gutter has come loose, is damaged or needs replacement.

Contact us for professional help in Goulburn. We offer the best water damage restoration, removal, and repair services.

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