Clean gutters are essential to properly maintain the exterior (and possibly the interior) of your home. Your home’s gutters’ primary objective is to move water off your roof efficiently and away from your home. If the gutters or downspouts are clogged, rusted, leaking, or faulty, they cannot do their jobs effectively. Trapped water may spill into your home and eventually even flood your basement. When rainwater has nowhere to go, your roof can even become waterlogged and rot.
Pools of water may damage the foundation of your home, causing sinking, sagging, and shifting. Beyond flooding, this water damage can crack walls and put your family in danger of foundation issues in your home.
Mold and mildew survive in dark and damp places. These organisms can cause health issues and erode the structure of your house. Also, clogged or blocked gutters soon become a nesting ground for insects, rodents, and other unwelcome visitors.
As water exits your downspouts after a severe storm, you may notice a surge of water entering your garden and landscaping. While this can be time-consuming and expensive to address and replace any impacted plants and shrubs, this water can also rearrange your sidewalk, curb, driveway, and patio.