Seamless aluminum rain gutters can last up to 30 years provided they are cleaned regularly. For the system to do its job properly and keep water away from your home, the gutters need to be free of dirt and debris. Open gutters can quickly accumulate leaves and other debris which can clog the system and prevent water from flowing freely. Regular gutter cleaning will allow you to be sure that your system is working optimally and help prevent clogged gutters.
Cleaning gutters is critical because clogged gutters will overflow and damage your home. The purpose of gutters is to guide water from your roof to the ground while keeping it away from your house. The problem is that water is never the only thing that ends up in your gutter. Leaves, debris, shingle grit, even animals can find their way in there and when they get stuck, your gutters can clog —causing some serious and costly damage to your home.
Clogged gutters can cause rainwater to soak into your fascia board and cause it to rot. Rotted fascia board can allow water to leak into your attic, ceiling, etc. Similarly, if your downspout and drain are clogged, water can leak into your basement or foundation. It’s not only costly to fix but can cause dangerous mold and mildew growth.