How Can I Tell If My Gutters Are Leaking?

How Can I Tell If My Gutters Are Leaking?

You may not spend a lot of time thinking about your gutters, and that’s okay! If your gutters are working properly, they are protecting your home from the weather and there’s no need to worry about them. However, gutters are not foolproof. 

Just like other parts of your home, gutters occasionally need repair and even replacement. One of the most common problems with gutters is leaks. Because it can sometimes be tricky to detect a leak, here are a few signs to look out for.

Visible Damage

Years and years of sun damage and storms can take a toll on gutters. Even the best-maintained gutters will fall victim to wear and tear eventually. If you see holes or cracks in your gutters, you can bet that water is leaking through when it rains. 

It’s a good idea to do a quick examination of your gutters every now and then to look for damage, particularly after a storm.

New Pools of Water

Your gutters should be taking water away from your home in a predictable way. A telltale sign of a gutter leak is pools of water after a storm that weren’t there before. Water pooling can happen outside on your sidewalk or even in your basement if the gutters are failing. 

Keep an eye out for unusual water pooling and address it right away when you notice it, as the problem can get worse over time. Water pooling can also be caused by clogged gutters, so don’t forget to schedule a regular gutter cleaning.

Water Stains

When gutters have leaks, naturally water is going to go where it shouldn’t. This can result in stains on your roof or the side of your home. If you notice staining or streaks forming on your home, that could be an indication you have a gutter leak.

Gutter cleaning is an important part of keeping your gutters healthy. Call Chesapeake Property Services today at (410) 875-1018 to schedule your cleaning.