Rainwater downpipes that function incorrectly can cause property damage and be very expensive. It is best to fix downpipe issues as soon as they occur.
Here are five signs that you need to call a roofer about your rainwater downpipes.
You have noticed water pooling outside your house
You don't want rainwater to run directly onto your property, especially the front of your property. If you notice water accumulating at the front of your home near your drainpipes, this needs fixing. The pipes could be misdirected or may not be long enough. You may need a roofer to install drainpipe extensions for you.
You have flooding inside the house
Common areas that experience flooding from rainwater downpipes are garages and basements. These are places where leaking and flooding can be easily missed. You probably wouldn't fail to notice a leak in your bedroom, but a leak in the garage could go undetected if you are not looking for it. Rainwater downpipes leaking can cause damage to cars and other items stored in a garage. Be on the lookout for water pooling on window sills and wells, as this can be the first sign of inside leaking and flooding.
There is no obvious drain under your rainwater pipes
If you have an older house, then chances are you need an update to your rainwater downpipes. It could be that your pipes run onto an undesired part of your property where there used to be a drain, but no longer is. It could have been filled in, covered up, or removed. A roofer can make sure that your rainwater pipes are draining to the correct place.
Your drains overflow after moderate rainfalls
In extreme weather, any rainwater drainpipes can overflow, even brand-new systems. However, if you find that your rainwater pipes overflow after only moderate or even minor rainfalls, then they probably need updating.
You notice your drainpipes sagging
Sometimes you can see clearly that there are drainpipe issues, such as cracks and pipe displacement. But sagging pipes might get ignored because homeowners think they are normal. However, sagging rainwater drain pipes can be a sign that the pipes are clogged and that there is an accumulation of water inside. If you notice sagging drainpipes, call a roofer to take a look at the issue.
Misdirected drainpipes and rainwater overflow can damage properties and cost a lot of money to fix. However, if you get the issue taken care of early on, you can reduce damage. Call a friendly rainwater downpipes specialist today.Share
10 December 2021
Hello, my name is Ryan and this is my blog. I don't work in the roofing industry but I recently had to spend a week on the roof of my home trying to fix it up. I am pretty good at DIY, but in the end, I had to call in a roofing contractor to help me out. I decided to replace the entire roof and that wasn't a job I was going to take on my own. I have learnt a lot during the past few weeks and I hope to use this blog to pass on some of my knowledge.