Gutters are like your home's drainage system. They're not fun to maintain, but they play an important role in the way your home serves you. As long as they work, you probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about them. When your gutters are clean, the excess water can't damage your home. That's why it's so important to clean your gutters regularly, especially after a long winter.
When water stands in clogged gutters, a few bad things happen. First, it's a perfect breeding area for mosquito larvae. Second, the excess weight from the water creates constant pressure on the nails holding your gutters in place. Third, pooled water can leak out of gutters in the wrong places. Constant dampness from pooled water can rot your fascia, and eventually your gutters can fall off, leaving you to deal with a repair that costs more than gutter cleaning.
When gutters get full and overflow, the excess water runs down and rests beside your home's foundation. The constant moisture can damage your foundation, but that's not all. Some of the water seeps into the basement and can form mildew and dangerous mold if left untreated.
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