A downspout is an essential part of your gutter system and many problems can occur if it’s not functioning properly. Leaves and yard debris can end up causing plugs and clogs in downspouts leading them to back up and not drain as intended. As you start to plant your spring flowers, be sure to check around the foundation of your home for pooling water caused by downspouts. If you see signs of pooling and puddles make sure to clean out and clear out your downspouts to eliminate the blockage and lessen your chances of flooding from rainwater.
If you do find that there is water in your basement or crawlspace weather that be from a backed up downspout or a pipe break, SERVPRO® of Tigard/Tualatin & SERVPRO® of Beaverton are “Here To Help” 24/7, 365. We have been helping customers like you when disasters occur since 1991 and are ready to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us at 503-684-5829