Every homeowner knows the importance of having a functioning surveillance system. It is responsible for redirecting rainwater away from your home’s foundation, preventing water damage and structural problems. Unfortunately, interceptors can experience some problems over time, and failure to address these issues can lead to costly repairs.Envirotech Exteriors can help you with all your eavesdropper needs for your home or business.
In this blog post, we’ll go over common interception problems and how to fix them.
Blocking is probably one of the most common hearing problems. Leaves, debris, and other airborne materials can get stuck in the trench, causing water to flood or pool around your foundation. To fix it, start by cleaning up the debris with a scoop or garden hose. A power washer can also be used to remove any stubborn clogs. If blockages are caused by tree branches or other large objects, consider trimming trees or installing gutter guards to prevent future blockages.
When your interceptions sit or pull off your roof, this can lead to water damage affecting the interior and exterior of your home. It often happens when the fasteners holding the gutter loosen or the weight of debris accumulated over time damages the system. To fix it, tighten the fasteners or replace them with new, strong ones. You can also use a metal hanger to support the channel and provide additional reinforcement.
Leaking drains can cause water damage to your home’s exterior walls and foundation. It can occur due to poor joint installation or cracks in the gutter material. To fix it, start by examining the joints and flares for any signs of damage. Apply a generous amount of sealant or caulking to the affected area to seal any cracks or gaps. If you are still experiencing leakage problems, it may be time to replace your taps.
The pitch, or slope, of your gutters is vital to ensuring that water moves toward the gutters and away from your foundation. If your gutter isn’t raised correctly or is flat, water can collect inside the gutter, leading to blockages, leaks and hangovers. To fix it, you need to adjust the pitch by repositioning the gutter hinges or tightening the caps. You may also need to replace part of the gutter to achieve the proper slope.
Rust and corrosion
Older interceptors can rust and corrode over time, reducing their lifespan and effectiveness in redirecting water. Rust spots can become holes, causing water to seep in and damage your property. To fix it, you may need to replace badly damaged parts of the gutter with new ones. You can also treat minor rust spots with rust remover and apply a coat of rust-resistant paint to prevent further damage.
Leaking problems can be a headache for homeowners, but they can be fixed with proper maintenance and timely repairs. If you are not comfortable handling the problems yourself or need help, it is always best to hire a professional roofing contractor. Regular inspection, cleaning and repairs can help ensure that your gutters do their job and protect your home for years to come.