broken-gutterSpring-time is here, and with it comes a number of repairs that may need to be done on your gutters. If you do not properly keep your gutters maintained then they can sometimes catch you off-guard and unprepared.

Here are 3 of the most common gutter problems that anybody can fix themselves.

1. Leaky Gutters

Leaky gutters are a problem that arises more than one would think. This problem occurs when pieces of your gutter becomes disconnected from one another or one of the downspouts. Thankfully this is a really easy fix, and the gutters can be slid right back into place. If your gutters are still leaking then you may have a crack in your gutter that will need replaced.

2. Clogged Gutters

Clogged gutters are usually caused by one of two things. The first of which is the most obvious, something is blocking the path. If you let debris, such as leaves and dirt, build-up in your gutters then they will become clogged. The second cause of clogging is if your gutters begin to sad due to an excess of water. If the nails in your gutter becomes loose then they can sag and cause water to build-up.

3. Disconnected Gutters

Disconnected gutters are normally a result of too much snow and ice in the winter. The extra weight will cause the nails holding the gutters in to fall out. If this problem is left ignored then the gutters can fall right off your house. To fix this problem you will need to securely nail the gutters back into place and remove any debris build-up.