You may dread cleaning out your gutters, but keeping them free of debris is imperative to maintain your home. If you do not clean them out, the debris residing in your gutters can become a breeding ground for unwanted pests. Also, since water has no where to flow in clogged gutters, it can be damaging to your roof and garden. It may even cause cracks in the foundation. If you don’t have the proper equipment to clean out your gutters, or feel that it may be unsafe, please call a professional.
- Keeping your gutters cleaned can prevent pests and critters from using them as a nesting site.
- If you don’t clear out your gutters, you can cause damage to the fascia which would then need to be replaced.
- If water starts to overflow and gets inside of your foundation, it can freeze and expand which can cause cracks within the foundation.
“When leaves and other debris clog up your gutters to the point that water is flooding over, you can end up having issues with rot on your roofing.”