Summer is in full bloom and so are all of the bright and beautiful flowers of the season. You take pride in your landscaping, but you might not suspect that your gutters are a potential danger to your flowerbed.
Properly functioning gutters is key to protecting your flowerbed and foundation. Here is what you need to know to keep your gutters in tip-top shape.
Keep an Eye Out for Clogs
A clog in the gutter is the start of a perfect storm, brewing to ruin your flowerbeds and cause foundational damage.
Gutters easily become clogged with leaves and debris. When the debris builds up, eventually it will overflow from the tops of your gutters. This can send rainwater pouring over the top of the gutters and right into your flowerbed.
Pooling Around the Foundation
As water overflows from rain gutters, it can ultimately begin to pool around the foundation. This is when even bigger trouble begins for homeowners.
Pooling is a problem for several reasons. From a surface issue, it attracts mosquitoes and can turn into a breeding ground. You’re then left dealing with a potential infestation and the costs that come along with it.
What’s worse is that the pooling water can start to destroy the foundation. Eventually, it will make its way inside your basement. It can leak inside the walls and through basement windows. From there, you might experience water stains on the walls, mildew, mold, and potential flooding.
Luckily, you don’t have to spend time worrying if your gutters will ruin your flowerbed and foundation. Keep them both protected year-round with gutter covers for best results.
Gutter Covers Protect Your Flowerbed and Foundation
The first step in protecting your home from clogged gutters is keeping it free from debris. Gutter protection such as LeafGuard will keep leaves, sticks, whirlybirds, and other debris from entering your gutter system.
A clean gutter system helps ensure the help of your flowers as well as your foundation. Choose new gutters with Englert LeafGuard, with gutter installation completed in one day or less.