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Shocking Problems That Arise from Avoiding Gutter Cleaning

Taking care of your gutters is a chore that could be more fun but must be done. It can be dangerous to climb up and down a ladder, and it’s time-consuming. Unfortunately, even though it’s only necessary to do it twice a year, it feels like it’s never-ending. But, the results of not clearing them are worse than the effort it takes to do it. Here are five problems that happen when you miss out on gutter cleaning:

Discolored Sidings

If your gutters are filled with debris, such as leaves, dirt, and other organic materials, they can cause discoloration outside your house. This discoloration can make your house appear dirty and unattractive, reducing curb appeal.

Moisture Damage

If your gutters are clogged and unable to drain water properly, it can create a problem for your home. The water not being drained away will seep into your home’s walls, ceilings, and floors, potentially damaging the wood and creating the perfect environment for mold, mildew, and termites to grow. This could cause significant structural damage to your home if addressed slowly.


If you have blocked gutters that contain a lot of water, it is an ideal environment for mosquitoes and even termites to live and reproduce, creating an annoying problem. 

Rotting Wood

By avoiding regular gutter cleaning, they can become clogged with leaves, sticks, and other debris, preventing water from draining properly. This can lead to water damage to the wood the gutters are attached to, resulting in costly repairs or even a full replacement of the gutter system.

Safety Risks

Clogged gutters can be dangerous; if left unchecked, they can cause tree limbs and trimmings to fall and potentially injure someone. To keep everyone safe, it’s important to regularly clean out your gutters to ensure nothing can fall and hurt anyone, especially if you have children or pets who may be playing outside.

An inevitable outcome of dirty gutters is structural defects. As mentioned earlier, if you don’t, water will become backed up in your gutters and eventually cause them to rot away and deteriorate. This water can also seep into your walls and roof, causing cracks and fissures and potentially damaging your home’s foundations. Cleaning your gutters regularly will help to prevent this from happening and keep your home safe and secure.

Maintaining the gutters around your house is a worthwhile task to keep your home safe and damage-free. It can be difficult, but protecting your home from costly water damage, ice dams, and other issues are necessary. If you feel uncomfortable doing the job yourself, it is worth getting a professional service to do it for you. This will assure you that the job is done right.

Zero Insurance Assistance

While homeowners need insurance to safeguard their property from mishaps, take a closer look at your policy. You’ll notice that no insurance will cover any damage resulting from carelessness. Not cleaning your gutters regularly is an example of negligence and should be avoided.

In Closing

Based on the abovementioned problems, a lack of gutter care does more harm than good. So roll up those sleeves or call a professional to clean those troughs for a safe, stable home!

We’ll Get Those Gutters Clean for You

Yorkshire Pro Window Cleaning was created by a family in 2017 and has since provided outstanding exterior cleaning services. We use the latest and most efficient cleaning techniques to give our customers the best results possible. Our commitment to excellence has allowed us to become a well-known and respected business. Contact 01422-55-77-99 or [email protected], and we’ll immediately start window and gutter cleaning!

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