Inspecting Gutters and Downspouts Heritage Building (Canada) Mobile App
Inspecting gutters and downspouts is an important part of the maintenance of any building.
How does it work?
Gutters and downspouts are responsible largely for draining water and roof runoff from the roof of a building. Debris blocking the gutter or downspout can cause a back-up, ultimately having water spill over, or even worse, causing the gutter or downspout to pull away from the building. Additionally, failure of a gutter or downspout can cause basement flooding, damage to the foundation of a building, and ultimately cause costly repairs. Inspection of a gutter can occur during gutter cleaning, or as a part of a downspout installation, while inspection of a gutter is needed to prevent damage to the gutter and should be performed annually. Gutter and downspout installers or specialists use a combination of cameras, plumber snakes to remove debris, and other equipment to evaluate a gutter. Using a gutter specialist or gutter service is generally recommended as gutter and downspout work requires individuals to be working at heights, generally using ladders that are high enough to reach a roof.