Why Are My Gutters Overflowing?

If you are reading this, it is quite likely that you have recently experienced observing an unusual overflow of water from your home’s gutters. This is a problem.

In fact, if the water does not properly drain through your gutter system, the overflow could potentially leak directly into your home and result in significant damage.

In this brief guide, we will outline a few of the most common reasons why your gutter system is not properly rerouting water and draining. 

1. A Clog Has Developed 

The best case scenario for the culprit behind overflowing gutters is that a clog has developed. This may consist of pine needles, leaves, twigs, and other types of debris. The simple solution is having the gutter system completely cleaned.

If you continue to have an issue, a clog is likely not to blame. You should continue reading and follow the steps that are outlined below. 

2. The Downspouts Are Blocked 

The next issue that could cause overflowing gutters is that the downspouts are blocked. Look around the downspouts to see if leaves, dirt, and other items of a similar nature are blocking the openings. Clean all debris away and see if that clears up the issue.

If you are not comfortable cleaning out the downspouts, you should hire a professional to come in and do it. While there, that expert will likely evaluate the entire system and be able to pinpoint any areas of concern that could be causing issues. 

3. Damage Has Developed 

You should inspect the gutter system and see if you observe any signs of wear and tear. You will want to look for cracks, rust, holes, and other obvious signs.

Also, check out the seam units to see if there are leaks in those areas. If your gutters become damaged, they will be unable to hold water. In turn, water will build up around the damaged area and cause issues to occur. 

New Gutter System 

If you have taken steps to uncover why your gutters are overflowing and have not reached a resolution, it may be time to invest in a new gutter system. To protect yourself from future issues, you should hire a company that specializes in gutter installation.

Additionally, you should consider installing a gutter system that has a protective guard that will help prevent clogs and standing water from occurring within the system. 

Contact Us Today

We here at Southern Industries Home Improvements carry new gutter systems with the Ultimate Guard. We also specialize in inspections and the installation of residential gutter systems. To date, we have over 200,000 satisfied customers.

We are part of a network of 18+ companies that specialize in home improvement projects within the Southeastern United States. We offer high-quality work, reasonable prices, exceptional customer service, and are currently offering a low-cost installation special of just $79!

If you are ready for new gutters, we are ready to assist you! You may contact us immediately by calling the following number: +1 (843) 868-5757


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