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The Dangers of Clogged and Unmaintained Gutters

By June 1, 2015October 18th, 2023No Comments

It is very easy to ignore the state of your gutters because they’re so high up and beyond your line of sight. When you leave them clogged and unmaintained, however, you’re bound to experience the ill effects sooner or later. At Wrightway Home Improvement, we’ve had a lot of experience with gutter problems. These are the worst of the worst that you need to be aware of:

Water, Water Everywhere

The first thing you’re likely to experience when your gutters get clogged is water pouring off every roof edge come rainy season. Gutters work to shunt water to a single drainage pipe—that is, away from the critical parts of your home. Leaving your gutters clogged means that water can start pouring onto your home’s walls and into other areas of your house—like the basement, for instance. That can cause a lot of damage if you don’t take action promptly.

Pest Breeding Grounds

As leaves and other debris build up in your clogged gutter, it creates the perfect breeding ground for pests. It’s worse when water starts to pool and stagnate. You need to be especially wary of mosquitoes and cockroaches because they won’t exactly stay put where they breed. Before you even reach this point, you should be calling a gutter guard company in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, to deal with the problem.

The answer—at least initially—is to go for constant cleaning and maintenance. We’re happy to do that for you at Wrightway Home Improvement. We also have a more lasting solution—getting Gutter Helmet® installed over your gutters. This cover-type protection system fits over any size of gutters and allow nothing but water to flow into the troughs. Leaves and debris are immediately swept off your roof to be easily cleaned from the ground below.

You can count on Wrightway Home Improvement to provide you with the most reliable solutions for all your gutter problems. More than that, we also handle other important components of your home that may have been damaged by your clogged or overflowing gutters. We perform services for siding, windows, roofing and so much more. Give us a call today, and we’ll be more than happy to help you meet all your home’s needs.