Gutters that overflow can be seen as a serious problem to your home’s foundation and walls. If your gutters overflows when there’s a heavy rain, either the down spots and/or the rain gutters are clogged, the gutters are hanging down and thereby preventing water from reaching towards the downspouts, or the rain gutters and downspouts are not large enough to control the volume of the rain runoff.
In most of the cases, rain gutters overflow because of leaves and debris are clogging or blocking them, essentially creating dams that prevent the flow of water from flowing to the outlets above the downspouts. In fact, these clogs often occur directly at the outlets. When this is the scenario, it’s time to clean out the rain gutters.
Rain gutters that sag are of different type and different issue—and the more they fill up during the flow of water, the more sooner they are to sag because they become so heavy weight and heavy when full. If the rain gutters overflow but are not clogged or sagging, you will probably need to install new, bigger downspouts and rain gutters.
Let’s know some easy to follow steps about “How to fix gutters overflow”:
- Remove out loose debris.
Starting at the outlet of drain at the low end of a rain gutter, use a narrow garden trowel to remove out loose debris, working at a distance from the outlet of drain.
- Wash out the rain gutters with a hose.
With the help of an on-off high-pressure nozzle situated at the end of a water hose, remove out each length of rain gutter, working in the direction of drain outlet. This can be a tiring as well as a messy job; try to avoid spreading mud all over your house or rooftop.
- Clear the barriers in drainpipes.
If water doesn’t drain smoothly through the drainpipes, try scooping the debris down them with a hose.