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.