Hey, Los Angeles, let’s talk…see, you really need to take a good look at your rain gutters, LA. Just because you’re famous for being all sunny and happy and Katie Perry doesn’t mean you don’t need to perform basic household maintenance, and that includes getting your gutters done on a regular basis. If you don’t, you can have leakage, and we all know what that’s like. Well, maybe you don’t, but you’ll find out if you don’t take good care of your drainage systems.
You might think that your gutters are all good, but how long has it been since you’ve actually looked? You know how sometimes you can tell that Oprah’s stopped looking at herself in the mirror again? Don’t let your house be Oprah on her down cycle.
There’s a lot of things that can cause gutter problems, and some of them you might not think of. The normal stuff — leaves and crap in your gutters, downspouts that don’t spout properly, and simple gutter damage — that’s…well, normal. But your gutters can also suffer when the fault line decides to dance the jig, or when a windstorm rattles your house up a bit, or when your lawnmower kicks a pebble and shoots a tiny little hole in them. That’s why you have to get up and look close to see how things are going up there.
See, if your gutters aren’t working, LA, then you’ve got some more issues on the way. You know the whole deal with preventative medicine, like how if you get your Gardasil now, you won’t get cancer of the naughties later in life? That’s what gutter repair is like. If you don’t keep your gutters gutting, then you’ll get water wetting, and wetness of the house is serious business. You can get home blemishes, reduced insulative values, and in the extreme, you can get basement flooding, wall moisture (which can lead to mold!), and even a weakening in your foundation. That’s dangerous AND easily avoidable.
Here’s a few quick signs that it’s time to replace your rain gutters, Los Angeles:
- You can see water stains or mold anywhere on the inside or outside of your house.
- Puddles touch the side of your house during or after a rainstorm.
- Your gutters are getting floppy or your gutter nails are coming out.
- Your downspouts aren’t spouting so much as trickling, even in heavy rain.
Watch for those signs, get up close and personal with your gutters, and take care of them — because, whether you know it or not, LA, your gutters are taking care of you.