Out of all the everyday issues that you experience as a homeowner, water is one of the most damaging. This is why it is important that you make sure that water is funneled off your roof as efficiently as possible. Water that is backed up in the gutters can work its way up underneath your roof and cause it to deteriorate. It can also lead to mold or moss growth that can be very damaging.
To make sure that your gutters flow freely, you need to have a regular schedule for cleaning them. Leaves and branches stuck in the gutters can build up quickly. You should also be on the lookout for animals that might be nesting, especially if you know there is a rainstorm approaching.
Your downspouts might be hard to keep an eye on, but you can always make sure that water flows through them using a garden hose to simulate rainfall.