A blockage can develop almost anywhere and at any time, be it the kitchen or the bathroom, or even from our garden. Most of the clogs that occur in the garden are those discovered in the rainwater drainage system. We can also distinguish between blockages in the precipitation drainage system. The most common case is, when on the open section under the roof, i.e. on the gutter, the blockage. In today's blog post, we explore the causes of gutter blockages, dangers and we also give some advice on how to prevent them.
What causes the blockage?
In most cases, the blockage of the gutter is nothing else, like dust carried by the wind, moss settled there, leaves falling from trees, as well as caused by tiles. Another common reason, which we often encounter is, that the rain channel is not connected to its own clarifier, but to the public network. Irregular binding is a huge headache later on, and can mean tens of thousands of forints to its owners.
What are the signs of a blockage?
Gutter blockages are one of the most difficult to detect blockage species, because minor clogging is only noticeable during rains. Az ilyen típusú blockage jele, that the rainwater does not flow properly through the channel, that's why the walls of our house get wet.
Why is it dangerous??
As we mentioned in the previous point, the worst outcome of a clogged gutter is getting the walls of our home wet, which is a very dangerous thing, because the wet wall is a hotbed for such fungi, sample mold, that we know about, that it has a bad effect on our body. A drenching another fatal consequence is the collapse of the house's walls.
How to avoid it?
As with any blockage, we have to strive for prevention here as well. The most effective method of prevention, that we don't let the crown of the tree next to our gutter grow towards the roof, thereby reducing the number of leaves falling into the canal. In case, if this cannot be resolved, let's buy a so-called rain channel basket, which catches the pieces of pottery and leaves that fall into it, which are therefore not washed into the sewer network. In addition to these preventive measures, try it regularly, to clean our canal with our own hands. In the case of small blockages, we can use home practices, for example that, to wash the gutter using a slag and the open drain system. Another useful item, which we can try, it's in bigger stores, or a pipe ferret that can be purchased at a DIY store, which can be used even in the case of a blockage detected in the vertical section.
If the blockage rears its head at such a stage, which is unattainable for us, or located under the ground, then it is definitely worth calling a qualified person for help, because this can cause a huge headache even for the most professional!
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