Many homeowners may wonder how necessary it actually is to clean their gutters.
Debris will clog your gutters and prevent water from passing. This backed up water can cause major damage to your roof above or your home below. Instead of being directed away from your house, water may begin to overflow onto your yard, foundation or into a window well, causing flooding and damage.
Failing to clean your gutters will cause your gutter system to back up-rapidly! Picture in your mind a gutter filled with leaves.
Now imagine a rain storm that fills gutter with water. As the water flows toward the downspout, it will begin to carry leaves and debris with it. Quickly, the downspout will become clogged and the water in the gutter will back up.