When the downspout is clogged, water can accumulate and lead to damages in your property. In order to address the problem of a clogged downspout, you have to know how a downspout works. Their curved structure directs the water away from the house. That being said, downspouts are also areas through which water flows and often homeowners forget to clean or check the downspouts when cleaning the gutters.
It’s hard to know for sure whether a downspout is clogged or not and one way you can do this is by tapping the inside of the downspout with a screwdriver. Start at the top and then work our way down. If water doesn’t flow out of the downspout during a storm, it’s likely that the downspout is clogged and in that case, you have to check the cage between the gutter and the downspout. Remove debris from the cage and reinstall it back in its place. If the cage is damaged, you’ll need to take out the downspout and replace the damaged age with a new one. Property Valet Services can help out with downspout repairs and gutter clearance in Oxfordshire so don’t forget to check their website.