Fix Gutter Overflow
What is Gutter Overflow?Do you notice gutter overflow when heavy rain occurs? If so, you are experiencing one of the most common problems with standard guttering—insufficient fall, which prevents rainwater from completely draining away. Coupled with blockage-causing leaves and dirt build-up, water cannot flow effectively through to the downpipes and water tank. This causes the gutters to overflow during strong downpours. When rainwater overflows from the gutter instead of being directed to the downpipes, it is only a matter of time before your home starts showing visible signs of water damage. This can be anything from rotting fascia boards, stained eaves and rising damp. To make things worse, overflowing gutters during heavy rains also greatly contributes to water wastage. (Read: How to fix incorrect gutter slope)
How to prevent overflowing gutters
- Clean your gutters regularly and remove leaves, branches and other debris that may accumulate over time.
- Run water through your gutters until small debris and dirt come out of the downspouts.
- You may install a guttering system with leaf guards to prevent leaves and debris from clogging your gutters again.
- Adjust the angle of the gutter. A reliable guttering system should be able to channel water from your gutters down to the downspouts with ease.