Most homeowners typically conduct biannual inspections of their gutters and downspouts in the spring and fall to make sure they're not clogged with leaves and other debris. But after a big storm with high winds, it's worth giving them a second look.
Here's what to look for in a gutter and downspout inspection:
- Excess leaves, twigs, and other debris should be removed from the gutters.
- Make sure that the openings to all downspouts are clear.
- Use a garden hose to check that water flows easily.