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Gutters and Drains

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

Gutter Please clean out your gutters and drains to avoid water damage

Gutters are a very important part of roofs for commercial and residential buildings as they are responsible for transporting water and debris off of roofs. It is vital especially in stormy seasons,  that you keep your gutters functioning to their highest ability. Here are a few ways to help ensure that your gutters are doing their job and are in good condition. 

  • Gutters should be inspected twice a year and cleared of debris that could prevent the flow of water and materials from roof. Also, check for standing water in gutters as it could indicate inadequate flow of water. Water should be moving down off the roof toward storm drainage areas. Keeping trees trimmed near the roof will alleviate stress on gutters because the branches will not slow water flow or contribute more debris to gutters.
  • Ensure water is being funneled away from the building once off the roof, as flooding can sometimes occur due to runoff not having proper.
  • Water stains on the internal ceiling can indicate a roof leak.

In the case of water damage, roof leaks, and storm damage, SERVPRO of Burbank provides “24 Hour Emergency Services” 7 days a week. 

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