Why is it important to keep gutters clean?

Posted on October 24, 2022

Gutter cleaning is essential to the overall look and structure of your home. If gutters are not cleaned seasonally, a variety of damage can occur at your home. Here at CertaPro Painters® of East Tennessee, we value providing homeowners with the latest light carpentry and maintenance project information. You can learn more about the importance of gutter cleaning below.

What can gutter cleaning prevent?

As previously mentioned, forgetting to clean your gutters can lead to damage at your home. Below are a few ways clogged gutters can lead to costly repairs.

Water Damage: When your gutters are clogged with leaves and other debris, water is unable to effortlessly flow through your gutters. When water backs up, it has to go somewhere else. This can eventually lead to water damage at your home.

Damage to Roofs: One of the first places that can be damaged by unclean gutters is your roof. This is often the first place excess water will flow onto.

Foundation Issues: A super costly repair that can be needed due to clogged or faulty gutters is a problem with your foundation. This can occur when water builds up or pools along the bottom of your home.

Pest Infestations: Another issue that can occur when gutters have not been cleaned is pest infestations. From insects to furry creatures, these pests like to nest in gutters.

Faulty Gutters: If gutters have gone too long without cleaning, they will need to be repaired or replaced. When you take care of your gutters, you can ensure that they will last for years to come.

These are just a few of the more common issues that can occur if your gutters are not cleaned regularly. Fall is a great time of year to tackle this project, and prevent any unnecessary damages to your home or gutters this season.

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