Gutter Cleaning and Minor Repairs

By: Mr. Green Gutter Cleaning  10/30/2014
Keywords: Gutter Cleaning, Gutter Repairs, Clogged Downspout

At every job, if the customer is home to discuss the issues we ask them to tell us what they have been experiencing. Today, one of our York, Pa customers indicated they were getting water in their basement. First, we got up on the roof. We saw there was some debris- mostly in the front. This made sense, because this is where the trees are. However, the customer indicated that the basement leakage was in the rear of his home. After we did everything from the top that we would normally do, not finding anything major that would cause the water in the basement, we walked around the outside on the ground level. There was a gap between the bottom of the downspout and the lower elbow. We found that water was shooting out the bottom of the downspout and into the basement. Rather than flowing down the extension pipe as it should, water would leak out right at the base of the downspout. To fix this issue, we cut the extension pipe on an angle. Then we reattached it, giving it a cleaner fit. From this point forward, rainwater should be properly directed away from his home. Professionals recommend 10 foot extenders on your downspouts. If you have an issue in the York, Lancaster, or Harrisburg area with your gutters or downspouts, call us today 717-814-8595.

Keywords: Clogged Downspout, Gutter Cleaning, Gutter Repairs, Mr. Gutter

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