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Avoid the Damaging Effects of Basement Flooding: Install Gutter Guards

By May 15, 2014October 17th, 2023No Comments

Your house is a system with different parts that need to work together to ensure the safety and functionality of your home. It goes without saying that if one part is not functioning well, all the others can be affected. Take for example your gutter: if it is clogged with debris, rainwater will accumulate and eventually overflow.

The water that spills over may find its way to the basement and, as you know, this can cause a huge mess. Think about the damage it can wreak on your valuables. The trouble doesn’t even end when you have already removed the water because there is also the large possibility of mold growth.

Apparently, this is an issue that has besieged the residents of Minneapolis:

Homeowners who dealt with flooded basements from last week’s wet weather may be in for it again.

Carpet had to come up and furniture moved in homes across the state. The anticipated soaking can cause more problems for homeowners still trying to dry out.

It seems like common sense, but experts say one of the best was to protect your home is to make sure your gutters are free of debris. Also, position the downspout away from the foundation.

Wherever your home is located, do not discount the possibility of heavy rains pouring in your area. It is therefore important to have gutter guards that will do a great job of protecting your gutter system against clogs from all sorts of debris.

You can prevent basement flooding from happening in your home if you have a working gutter system – and this what Gutter Helmet® does best. Their innovative product is designed to allow water to flow freely no matter how strong the rain is. In fact, it can withstand up to 22 inches of rain per hour – which is twice the amount of average rainfall recorded by the US Weather Bureau per year. More importantly, you are getting gutter shields that are engineered to last a lifetime, so you will never have to clean your gutters again!

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(Article Excerpt from Rainy Weather Means More Basement Flooding,, May 7, 2014)