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Gutter Maintenance: The Risks of Not Cleaning Your Gutters

By May 19, 2017October 18th, 2023No Comments

When it comes to gutter maintenance, there are a few absolute musts. There is, however, one rule you should always remember: never let your gutters clog up. This is why you should invest in dependable rain gutter covers. Do so and you won’t have to constantly deal with cleaning your gutters.

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In this first installment, we’ll look at all the risks you expose yourself to when you don’t clean your gutters and they start to clog up.

Falling Gutters

Gutters overloaded with debris, water, or ice tend to pull away from the house. Over time, these gutters can separate completely and fall off the roof.


Water has to go somewhere. When the downspouts clog up, the water will then spill over the sides toward your basement or foundation. This can lead to structural issues and damage to your home.

Foundation Cracks

Constant flooding of water around your home eventually compromises your foundation’s integrity. Not only does it loosen the ground around your home, it can seep into the foundation causing long-term problems which can’t be easily resolved.

Wood Rot

Often, the trapped water inside gutters becomes heavy and weighs down the gutters. This pushes on both the roof and the walls of your home increasing weight on these two areas leading to sagging and structural damage.


Constant spillage of excess water over your walls causes premature discoloration. It leaves walls unsightly and significantly reduces curb appeal. Additionally, it can lead to mold growth and waterproofing issues.

Unless you have a reliable gutter cover already installed, never skip gutter cleaning routines. Mr. Fix-It™ is Virginia’s premier source of dependable rain gutter covers such as Gutter Helmet. We offer top quality workmanship at affordable rates. We serve Ashland, Virginia as well as surrounding areas. Call us today at (866) 985-9437. In the next installment of this two-part blog, we will discuss how installing Gutter Helmet solves the problems we just discussed.