At home, there are few things worse than leaks in your home. Not only can they be pesky and hard to locate, but it can lead to overall flooding, and damage that proves costly to your home. To avoid this issue, there are a few ways you can test your home and gutter system for leaks.
- Get up on a ladder and bring a hose with you. Make sure you’ve got a spotter set up at the bottom for safety. Place the hose in such a way that when turned on, water will be able to flow throughout your gutter system.
- Turn the water on and inspect. While the water is running, climb down, and take a quick walk around the gutter area, inspecting everything. It’s important to take careful notes here in order to make sure that you’re not missing any potential problem areas. In darker areas, have a flashlight handy. You can never be too careful!
If you do find a leak, it’s important to remedy the issue as soon as possible. This includes everything from small patches, to complete replacement of the unit. This can typically be done by hand, but if you’re unsure, call a professional to have it remedied.
It’s important to keep your gutters clean moving forward, and this includes keeping debris out of your gutter. If you’re like many, getting up on a ladder every week is less than appealing. For those who would rather sit back and let something else take the reigns, there’s Gutter Helmet! Designed to keep debris away from your roof, Gutter Helmet will keep you from worrying about your gutters, and is paired with a LIFETIME warranty!