do I want a plumber or a person for gutter repair?
Question by jleeds2: do I need to have a plumber or a person for gutter repair?
the downspout off the roof of our residence appears to be blocked right after it goes underground into a pipe under the residence. I am just curious whether I really should be calling a gutter repair man or a plumber? OR if you have any suggestions about how I might be able to find out if the pipe is blocked or cracked on my own that would be excellent too.
Answer by Peter W
If it is underground, call a plumber. Then make sure your gutters have the proper gutter cages on them to prevent future blockages.
If you have a hand-snake, you might be able to clear the blockage on your own – the blockage is most likely in the trap appropriate at/close to the inlet. But if the program is not connected to the municipal sewer but is some sort of French Drain – it could be saturated and just not accepting water. Even so, if as you suggest it goes under the house it is really likely connected to the municipal sewer.
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