Why Cleaning Your Gutters Is Important
Gutters catch the rain run-off and direct it away from your house. Improperly working or clogged gutters can lead to or create leaking basements, cracked foundations, rotting wood, insect breeding zones, leaking roofs and more, wreaking havoc on your house. For example, the extra weight of water-soaked debris in the gutters can damage the angle of the gutter, which is referred to as the gutter’s pitch. When that pitch is damaged, it can cause excess water to back up into the house or flow into the foundation. As you can imagine, neither one would be inexpensive to fix. Even if you have a gutter screen system, you probably still need your gutters cleaned regularly. Small debris such as silt can slip through the screens and cause blockages in the gutters or downspouts over time.