Often, water damage to a home is not the result of flooding or leaky pipes—it’s the result of clogged gutters. Leaves and debris can cause your gutters to get backed up and clogged.
When your gutters don’t properly drain water, it can potentially become a danger to the roofing, siding, and windows of your home.
It’s important to clean gutters to ensure proper drainage. If gutters get clogged up, they can create a number of problems for property owners including:
- Bent gutters
- Wood rot
- Foundation damage
- Excess pressure on gutters which can cause leaking or separation
- Erosion of landscaping
- Providing a home for rodents, pests, insects, mosquitoes, etc
While it may seem like a chore that you’d like to keep putting off, it is an important home maintenance step and one which should not be ignored. Your gutters are there to help you keep your home functioning smoothly. Don’t neglect to maintain them or you could find yourself having to shell out a lot of money in order to repair them. Do your house a favor: Keep your gutters clean.