If you’ve ever noticed wet basement walls in your house, you actually have looming gutter problems.

With the rain to come it’s a good time to see how it flows around your home. Be sure to take note of spots where it can enter your home’s foundation.  If you’re noticing musty odors investigate where the moisture source is coming from and take steps to correct it.  Drying from the inside with dehumidifiers is one option but try to get to the source of entry.  Check out your gutters and downspouts to see that they are handling the water from your roof.  Are they clogged, sagging or split and leaking?  Ground drains may also need attention for plugs or clogs.  And sometimes yards might need to be landscaped to help direct water where you want it to go.

If you need help with your home for controlling water entry call LeafGuard of Lake Erie for a FREE quote on a maintenance free gutter system or our other home services to help keep your home safe and sound for all seasons. Say goodbye to those gross wet basement walls!