Neglecting gutter cleaning can lead to several problems, including:

  • Clogged gutters: Leaves, debris, and dirt can accumulate in your gutters, causing clogs. This prevents proper water drainage and can result in water overflowing, leading to damage to your home’s foundation, basement, or landscaping.
  • Roof damage: Excessive debris in gutters can hold moisture against the roof, leading to rot, leaks, and other roofing problems.
  • Pest infestations: Clogged gutters provide an ideal environment for pests, such as mosquitoes, birds, and rodents, to breed and nest.
  • Ice dams: In colder climates, clogged gutters can contribute to the formation of ice dams, which can damage your roof and cause water leaks.