What Happens If Your Gutters Are Plugged?

Most people only think about their gutters when they’re up on a ladder, cleaning them out. But what happens if you don’t clean them regularly and they get clogged? Clogged gutters can lead to some serious problems for your home, so it’s important to know what to look for and how to prevent them from happening in the first place. In this blog post, we will discuss the dangers of gutter clogs and provide tips on how to keep your gutters clear and functioning properly.

What’s the Big Deal with Clogged Gutters?

Basement Flooding

So, what happens if your gutters are clogged? Without proper drainage systems in place, water can build up and infiltrate your basement, resulting in flooding.

Foundation Damage

Even if your basement is not flooded, the water can slowly deteriorate the foundation of your home. Weak foundations can lead to a variety of issues that are best kept at bay.

Damaged Gutters and Wood Rot

When your gutters become clogged, the debris and water buildup can make them incredibly heavy. That added weight can pull your gutters away from the roof, potentially damaging its structural integrity. Not only does it invite wood rot, but it can also cause serious damage to your home.

Invitation for Insects

Clogged gutters can lead to pools of not-so-nice water that mosquitoes think are the perfect breeding ground. Even a minimal amount of water and a warm day can be the ideal breeding ground for pesky mosquitoes. Bees and wasps are captivated by damp mud and leaves when constructing their homes. Clogged gutters create the ideal environment for these pesky critters.

Prevent Gutter Problems with JW Home Improvement

At JW Home Improvement, we understand the importance of keeping your gutters clear and functioning properly. We offer gutter cleaning services to help you avoid water damage, weak foundations, and insect infestations. When you’re ready to keep your gutters clean and free of debris, give us a call. We’re here to help!

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