An ounce of prevention includes cleaning your home’s gutters and downspouts. Proper maintenance on the home’s exterior can help prevent damage to its interior—gutter cleaning is part of that maintenance program.
Flooding through the foundation and walls is caused by roof leaks—and roof leaks are caused by downspouts and backed up gutters. Gutter cleaning should be used as a preventative process. Gutters should be cleaned and checked for obstructions and signs of wear and weakening at least twice a year to prevent costly flooding.
Typically, the best times to do this are during spring and fall cleanups. In Nova Scotia, it’s prudent to inspect for problems frequently as we live in an extremely rainy climate. Rhyno’s can add gutter and downspout cleaning to your regular maintenance program.