IT'S CRITICAL THAT YOUR GUTTERS ARE FUNCTIONING PROPERLY.
A handful of debris is all that is needed to make your gutter system fail. Clogged gutters can cause many damaging effects to your home. Your gutters are designed to divert the massive amount of water, that comes from your roof, away from your home and if they are clogged, all that excess water can gather around your foundation which can cause cracks in your foundation and/or water intrusion into your basement. Water spilling over the front and back of the gutter can also wash away decorative landscaping, rot wood around windows and doors, stain siding, and accelerate the deterioration of you fascia wood and roof edge. Going into the winter with clogged gutters causes another set of problems. Since the melting snow can not flow freely through the gutter system, ice can build up faster, which can lead to ice dams and dangerous icicles. The extra weight in your gutters from the debris and ice can pull your gutters down off the house, causing damage to air conditioners, awning, vehicles, or anything else that gets in the way when it comes crashing down. Making sure your gutters remain free flowing year round can avoid these damaging effects to your home. This is a dangerous chore that can put the safety of loved ones at risk and take countless of hours trying to maintain yourself.