3 Things That Can Happen When You Don’t Clean Your Gutters


3 Things That can Happen When You Don't Clean Your Gutters

You’ve been warned… 

Cleaning the gutters is a very important part of maintaining a roof. Proper maintenance includes cleaning them at least two times a year, at the beginning of spring and the beginning of fall. This means one of your annual cleaning dates is fast approaching. Be sure you take proper care of your roof by committing to this task. If you neglect it, there are potentially some negative things that can happen to your roof. We’re warning you by sharing things that are likely to occur if you don’t clean your gutters. 

Leaks

If your gutters are full of debris, there’s no room for water to drain anywhere. This can cause puddling on your roof, which will ultimately lead to leaks. This is especially true for residents of Middle Tennessee, with the oftentimes heavy rainfall we receive. 

Without regular cleaning, not only can your roof begin leaking, but so can the basement of your home. Water draining from gutters usually collects near the bottom of your home, and if drainage pathways are blocked below, you’ll be putting your home at risk of a basement leak. 

Rotting Wood 

Just as water can leak into your basement, some homes’ foundations are made from wood, which can easily rot when saturated with water. If the foundation of your home is damaged, it can end up in big trouble and to think, the problem all started with dirty gutters. 

Unwanted Critters

Bugs are naturally attracted to areas with a lot of moisture, and an uncleaned gutter is a perfect place for them to take refuge. These bugs are not the kind you want near your house, either. Common insects that infest gutters include earwigs, mosquitoes, roaches, and termites. 

All Roofing, Siding & Gutters

If you find it difficult to clean your home’s gutters consider hiring us for the job. We provide cleaning as well as many other services regarding gutters. We’re dedicated to keeping your roof and ultimately your home well maintained from season to season.