Let’s imagine for a minute; you’re sitting in your basement during a rainstorm, when you notice water on the floor. Surely this is the introduction to every homeowner’s personal horror story, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be like that. Dealing with excess runoff is something that people have been doing for years in order to save their homes and money. So how can we do this? Here’s a few ways to prevent serious problems caused by rain.

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  • Install a Gutter Helmet! Excess water only pools up when there isn’t anywhere else for it to go. It will start in the gutters, and leak down near the foundation. By having a Gutter Helmet, any and all debris is deflected away and down onto the ground. This prevents build-up, allowing all rainwater to be directed farther away from your home.
  • Check Your Downspout. If your spouts aren’t properly disposing of water, you may need to have them replaced or serviced. This is main part of water runoff deflection because all of it will eventually pass through your downspout. This proves very important because if it doesn’t deflect away from your home, it’s going towards your home — this means pooling and possible leaking.
  • Rain Collection. If you’re in an area where your soil is not absorbent of all water, maybe it’s a good idea to collect the water in a barrel instead of letting it reach the ground. The benefit here is that you can also use the water at a later date, and save the integrity of your home. It may even save you a few dollars in water bills!

Your plan of action starts with the obvious. Keeping your gutters clean and free of debris is the best first step to take, and Keystone Gutter Helmet can help get it done.

Keystone Gutter Helmet guarantees your gutters will be free from debris, insects, and other things that can lead to clogs and leaking water. If you’re thinking about having a Gutter Helmet installed, call Keystone Gutter Helmet and request a quote. We’re proud to serve Wyomissing, and the surrounding areas. For tips, tricks, and to stay up to date on what we’re doing, ‘like’ us on Facebook!