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Rainfall is a natural occurrence that we often take for granted unless it is a heavy downpour that comes with strong winds. We don’t give it much thought, save for the fact that it provides nourishment for the plants in our garden or around our property. At one point or another, you may have thought: where does rainwater end up? Gutter Helmet® of Eastern Shore, your local provider of the area’s best gutter covers, explains this below.

Where Does Rainwater End Up?

Ending Up in Oceans

Rainwater has to end up somewhere. After it flows along the gutters and downspouts of your home, it ends up on storm drains, which are connected to an underground tunnel system that directs excess water to the nearest river, bay, lake or ocean. Such a system is separate from the sewers, which channel wastewater toward treatment plants.

High Above the Atmosphere

However, about a quarter of precipitation over land returns to the atmosphere. Recent studies revealed that more than half of rainwater goes back to air via transpiration, a process that involves the evaporation of water from plant leaves. This is a surprising scientific development given that previous research suggested that transpiration accounts to as much as 80 percent of rainwater reaching the atmosphere.

Keep Your Gutters in Good Condition

While nature does its thing, you can do your part in keeping your home free from potential moisture damage every time it rains. Ensuring the good condition of your gutters is a great place to start. Replace them once you see signs of disrepair at the seams or on the gutter section itself. Otherwise, give your gutters the protection they deserve.

When it comes to the best gutter covers, nothing does it better than Gutter Helmet. Designed to be compatible with a wide variety of gutter styles, this exceptional product directs water to the gutters while keeping debris out. Install one today by contacting Gutter Helmet of Eastern Shore. Call (866) 333-8150 or fill out our contact form to request a free, no-obligation quote.