“My basement is leaking and I need someone to come out right away and fix my gutters.” We occasionally get phone calls that start with these words. The following is a list of questions we will ask you to determine if your gutters are the problem or if it may be something else:
- Are your gutters clean or do you have a waterfall coming from your gutters when it rains?
- Are you sure the downspouts are not clogged and water is flowing from them during heavy rainfall?
- Do all the downspouts have at least 3’ extensions?
- Are the gutters leaking?
- Are the gutters free of standing water/correctly pitched?
If you can answer yes to all these questions, you don’t have a gutter problem. You will need to contact a company that specializes in basement leaks. However, once your basement is dry again, the staff at Alloy Gutter Company wants to help you keep your gutter system operating properly. Make sure to call Alloy for any gutter cleaning or repair work you may need in the future.