Overflowing Gutters in Portland are a common problem.   Hopefully you are aware of the damage that they can cause.   Quick attention from a Portland gutter cleaning professional will help eliminate any potential repercussions and keep you off your ladder!

However, the potential damage caused by overflowing gutters is not always averted with just a gutter cleaning.

Gutter Downspout Extension

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Where the rainwater runs after the gutters are clean and flowing again is of considerable importance.   A downspout may either be connected to an underground drainage hookup, or it might just drain freely.   Sometimes, when a gutter is not connected to the underground drain it is because the old drain is no longer functional, while other times it might be a result of a downspout that was installed after the drainage system was put in place and there is simply no drain for it to connect.

Another reason is that a lot of Portland homeowners, at the encouragement of the local governments, have intentionally disconnected their downspouts to prevent the water from overburdening the storm drain systems.   Water that flows into your yard has the opportunity to perk through the soil in a more natural fashion, putting less stress on local rivers. Regardless of the reason, it is critical that the drain does not simply dump the gutter’s water too close to the house’s foundation.   All Surface can help with some simple solutions to get the draining water away from the house and out to an area where it will not cause any harm. Please give us a call today to see how we might be able to help you.