Your gutter system is integral to keeping your home or commercial building safe from water damage. Over time, gutters can break down and will need to be replaced. Here are some telltale signs that it’s time to replace your gutters.
You Notice Water Damage or Mold Inside Your Home
If you notice mold starting to develop inside your house or on your foundation, it may be because your gutters are not deflecting water from your house properly. Specks of black, brown or green are causes for concern.
The same goes if you notice water damage on the outside of your house. If the paint is peeling off your house near the ground or on the walls near the drainage pipes, your gutters may be at fault. If you notice standing water around your home, you definitely need to have your gutters checked.
Your Gutters Are Falling Apart or Developing Problems
If your gutters are starting to sag away from your house, it’s probably because of water build up, which indicates that the water hasn’t been draining properly.
If your gutters are turning rusty or developing cracks, or if you notice that puddles of water are forming in your gutter after a rainfall, you need them inspected immediately.
Damage to Your Landscaping
If you notice damage to your landscaping or lawn that appears to be caused by water, your gutters may be the culprit. For example, water channels on your lawn are a sign of a faulty gutter system.