A plumber that services rain gutters? Why not!
Plumbing isn’t always about what’s running through your pipes, sometimes it’s about where rain water is going. After all, if you have a sub-par roof drainage system, you’re putting your entire home at risk. Let’s do a little math for you. There’s a small storm coming our way, expected to drop about an inch of rain on us. You have a 2,200 sq. ft. roof to protect you from this rain. You’re looking at about 3,200 gallons of water hitting your roof and being redirected to your gutter system. These 3,200 gallons are fed directly to wherever your eaves downspouts take it.
What happens if the drain system doesn’t direct the rainwater away from your house? Foundation damage. If you’ve ever looked into how much it costs to repair a foundation problem, don’t – you might suffer a heart attack. Your eaves trough system exists solely to eliminate that potential damage. Our professionals make sure yours does.
Poor Drainage Warning Signs
If you are seeing any of the following issues, you need someone to look at your rooftop drainage situation:
- Cracking exterior plaster walls
- Standing water near the downspouts
- Foundation cracks
- Mold or mildew smells in the basement area
- Basement leaks after a heavy rain
- Constantly running sump pump
- Water pit marks along the area below the eaves
- Bowing in the gutter run
- Moldy asphalt shingles at the edge of the roof
Our roof drainage specialists will do a preliminary inspection of your current system looking for dislodged anchor nails, rotting fascia boards, clogged downspouts, missing hangers, problems with the leaf guard and various other issues that may be reducing the quality of your drainage.
Our professional techs will also trace the drainage route from each of your downspouts and determine if they should be adjusted with the addition of a flexible drain line or installation of a French drain system. Diverting the rain water runoff can be done without affecting your current landscaping or creating any unsightly blemishes in the lawn.
Additional Gutter Options
We offer several different gutter guards to prevent debris from building up and preventing proper rooftop drainage. Some guards sit within the structure of the eave while others cap the gutter run. They work equally well and your choice be largely due to aesthetic choices. Additionally, if you have suffered damage to your gutter system, we can repair it. Small leaks can be repaired on the spot without having to remove the eave. This cost-effective solution also prevents having to search for a matching eave piece (which can be nearly impossible for some varieties).
If you have a rooftop drainage issue or are just looking for ways to upgrade your current gutter system, call MyPlumberCA today. We’ll schedule an appointment with one of our drainage experts and get you one step closer to a solution.