How to Avoid the Consequences of a Poor Drainage SystemMay 28, 2019
Poorly maintained gutters tend to experience drainage problems, which can lead to bigger issues in your home. This includes mold and mildew growth, which can pose a health risk.
In this post, your leading gutter installation expert, Gutter Helmet® of Eastern NY, discusses common problems caused by poor drainage.
Stains and Mold Growth
Water can settle in the low spots of your yard after it rains. Mold growth on your home’s foundation or and discoloration in your siding are common signs of water buildup. If your basement smells musty, this is another sign that you may have a moisture problem.
Damaged gutters cause water to overflow around the sides of your home or fall directly into the foundation. Make sure that your gutters are kept clean and be sure to promptly address all areas that need repair. For gutters replacement services, choose Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY.
When water enters through the foundation cracks, it can damage floorboards and cause mildew and mold growth. Mold exposure can lead to respiratory problems and severe allergic reactions for those who have allergies. This can also attract pests into your basement.
Standing water can destroy your yard and garden. Worse, it can create a breeding place for infection-carrying mosquitoes and heartworms. Catch basins, pop-up emitters, and French drains are common fixes for drainage issue. However, the best way to deal with drainage problems is by having a good gutter system.
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