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Leaving your gutters clogged and filthy can cause all sorts of problems. This is because your gutters play an important part in your home’s water management system. It directs water that might otherwise damage your home directly into your downspouts.

3 Problems Caused by Neglecting Your Gutters

As an expert in how to clean gutters with gutter guards, let us explain what issues result from not cleaning your gutters:

Gutter Clogs

When enough leaves, dirt and other debris accumulate in your gutters, they can block water from flowing into your downspouts. Water will begin to pool in your gutters and eventually overflow. This can cause the water to spill down the sides of your home, causing stains and water damage. In addition, water from your gutters can cause the area around them to be slippery and attract mold growth.

Foundation Damage

This particular problem stems from clogged gutters. The water from the overflowing gutters can saturate the soil around your home. Given enough time, this wet soil will exert tremendous pressure on your foundations. This can cause your foundations to crack, which is costly to repair. The wet soil can also leak through your basement. This can lead to mold growing in your basement.

Roof Leaks

The water from overflowing gutters can also splash upwards to your roof and cause problems there. The water can damage the soffit and fascia and it can seep underneath your shingles and damage your underlayment. If left unchecked, this will eventually cause roof leaks. Even a small roof leak can cause a lot of damage to your roof’s structure, so it’s best to prevent your gutters from becoming clogged. We recommend cleaning them and installing a gutter protection system.

We are an official dealer of Gutter Helmet®, one of the best gutter guards on the market. This product can prevent leaves from entering your gutters, reducing the risk of gutter clogs and reducing the need for gutter cleaning. In addition, since we know how to clean gutters with gutter guards, so you can count on us in the unlikely event that Gutter Helmet® needs cleaning. Call us at (828) 237-3001 to learn more about our services and products. We serve Mill Springs, North Carolina, and other areas.