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How to Fix a Leaky Gutter

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    • Clean the area around the leak with a wire bush or garden trowel and a bucket, taking out the leaves and debris placing what you remove in the bucket and flushing the gutters with water using a hose to make sure you have a clean area, as well as rinsing and drying the area thoroughly.

    • Since this requires a ladder, it is better to have another adult nearby just to stay safe!

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    • Apply plastic roofing cement to any holes present in the gutters by working it into the hole or crack with a putty knife or trowel.

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    • Smooth out the cement by using the putty knife or trowel so that can smooth out any rough edges.

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    • Remove any screws or connecting hardware at the joint of any leaking or worn portion of the downspout and then disassemble any leaking or worn portion of the downspout joint.

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    • Clean any caulks from around the downspout joints using a stiff wire brush.

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    • Apply the silicone caulk to the joint area to seal leaks and reassemble the gutter system.

Conclusion

To reassemble the downsprout: screw back any screws or connecting hardware back into the downsprout.

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