Salem Oregon Handyman Service // Kaufman’s Home Maintenance

Gutters overflowing can be leaves stuck in downspouts

Overflowing gutters are not only unsightly, but they can cause a myriad of problems to your home and roof drainage system. The most common cause of clogged gutters is an accumulation of leaves that prevent water from flowing from your roof to the downspouts and away from your house. Often these leaves get moved along the trough only to get stuck in the downspout as they get wet and stick together.

Why overflowing gutters are a problem

When your gutters don’t work the way they are supposed to work, water can seep inside your roof line and get into your attic, causing mildew and mold. In addition, a deluge of water running directly off of your roof can destroy your foundation shrubs and plants, washing away tender plants and seeds. Lastly, and most importantly, a damp foundation line can be a breeding ground for insects like termites that thrive in moist environments.

Most home inspectors recommend that you clean out your gutters and downspouts twice a year, in the spring and again in the fall after all of the leaves have fallen.

Keeping your roof drainage system clean with Kaufman’s Home Maintenance

Cleaning out your gutters and downspouts is necessary, but messy work. It can also be dangerous, especially if you have a two-story home. Kaufman’s Home Maintenance can help you keep your roof drainage system working smoothly without your having to navigate ladders or put your hands into messy gutter troughs.

In addition to helping you maintain your gutters and downspouts, we offer a full range of home repair and handyman services, both on a demand basis and as a subscription service. We tailor our packages to meet your individual home maintenance needs. Just a few of the services we offer include inserting new filters in your furnace and air conditioning systems, washing outside windows, sealing your driveway AND cleaning out your gutters and downspouts. To learn more about Kaufman’s Home Maintenance Service, call 503-798-4357 or visit to schedule an appointment.