If gutters aren’t cleaned and they overflow, it can cause a multitude of problems. By cleaning your gutters, you can stop these problems:
- Creates more ice: Water can overflow from the gutters onto driveways, streets, and sidewalks which can build up more ice and create a hazard.
- Basement flooding: If gutters are clogged, it allows for water to build up and trickle down and can seep into your basement.
- Ice dams: In the winter if gutters are overflowing, the water can trickle down from the gutter and freeze. The icicles can become so heavy that they can rip the gutter from your house.
- Animal nest: When gutters aren’t clean, it allows leaves and sticks to clog up the gutter and creates a perfect place for animals to nest and breed.