As you make up your spring cleaning list, gutter and downspout cleaning needs to be on it. Why? Because keeping your rain gutters clean is vital in protecting your home from water damage caused by clogged gutters.
Gutters are used to carry runoff water away from the roofs and walls of homes, and to conveniently dispose of this water. While seemingly simple, gutters are highly important to the long life of your home. Without gutters, water would simply fall from the roof and sit or soak into the ground around the house.
While it might look terrible having pools of runoff water sitting around the house, more importantly if the water soaked into the ground where it lay, it would soon undermine the very foundation of the house.
Ultimately what you have to realize is that the cost of having roof cleaning and gutter cleaning done by a professional really is not that substantial.