Why Is There Standing Water in my Gutters?

Gutter-CleaningYour gutter and downspout system’s job is to channel rainwater away from your home—so standing water in your gutters isn’t normal and could indicate a major problem.

Because your gutters help protect your home against basement flooding, foundation leaks, mold growth and other problems, it’s imperative that you fix any problems—even if they are seemingly insignificant—right away! Standing water in your gutters needs to be handled immediately.

If there’s standing water in your gutters, it could indicate a clog. A number of different things can cause your gutters to clog up, including:

  • Leaves, pine needles, etc.
  • Sticks, twigs and small tree branches
  • Animal nests
  • Tennis or golf balls
  • Small toys

Unfortunately, clogs in the downspouts sometimes can’t be seen and can be more difficult to detect, but that’s what gutter professionals are for! If left unfixed, the clogs in your gutters or downspouts can lead to other problems that can end up costing you more money, so no matter what kind of problem you’re experiencing, call us right away.

To fix standing water in your gutters and get your system working properly again, repair is needed—but full gutter replacement may also be recommended. MIG Building Systems helps homeowners in Rochester, Syracuse and surrounding areas in Upstate New York, so contact us if you have standing water in your gutters!