I was really worried this week because our gutters kept on dripping water for days after Tuesday’s torrential storm (October 13). We learned yesterday that we had a rooftop swimming pool. Well, wading pool, I guess, since it was “only” 4 inches deep.
A pool was an amenity we really didn’t want. Our friendly neighborhood roofing contractor, Bob Stone
, came to our rescue and cleaned out our plugged up drainage system yesterday. The water squirting out after the openings were cleared was quite spectacular.
It was our own darned fault. We should have had the gutters cleared before the storm. Thank goodness we have a very sturdy and strong roof. Bob put a new roof on the house in February, 2008
. It did not leak a drop with all that standing water in it for almost a week.
Our house has a flat roof behind a parapet and so if the drains are blocked it can fill up like a plugged bathtub.
Note to self: Keep the drains cleaned out at all times, not just the rainy season.
Labels: friends, home, island life, odd facts