The pluvial system is an essential component of a roof. Its purpose is to collect rainwater and direct it away from the building, protecting the facade and preventing water infiltration that may cause damage to your home or business property. It is very important that this system is chosen according to drainage needs, because a sub-dimension system can create problems at the level of the roof and property foundation.
However, even the best performing gutters require periodic cleaning and maintenance so that they remain functional throughout the year. In early spring and autumn, an inspection of the pluvial system is necessary, to avoid unwanted problems.
A reputable roofing company Houston TX contractor recommends cleaning the gutters and downspouts periodically because this way you can also avoid their premature deterioration. Here is what you should consider doing:
- Clean the leaves, twigs, and other elements that may lead to clogging the gutters and inefficient rainwater drainage.
- Apply silicone on the “sensitive” areas of the drainage system (caps, joints, etc.).
- Make sure that there are no other elements inside the gutters and downspouts that may prevent the correct flow of water
A properly sized, professionally installed, and properly maintained drainage system will keep you away from many problems.