While Halloween season brings plenty of scary situations, what’s really terrifying to us is how often people forget to take care of their gutters. While they may sit on the backburner of your mind in terms of home maintenance, your gutters play an important role in protecting your home. That being said, these are a few scary things that happen when you don’t clean your gutters.
Scary Things That Happen When You Don’t Clean Your Gutters
If your gutters aren’t cleaned regularly and get clogged with leaves, the water will end up pooling back onto your roof. From there, it can get underneath your shingles or weigh upon your roof until the pressure causes leaks.
If the water doesn’t go back onto your roof, it can spill over the side of your house and settle around your foundation, eventually leaking into your basement. If you’ve noticed water spots on your basement walls, this is probably why.
If water end ups settling around your wooden windows and door frames, it can slowly rot the material, leaving you with gaps that let your AC and heat out and, potentially, unwelcome critters in. And if the water affects your walls, you could find yourself with a more serious infrastructure problem.
When you don’t clean your gutters, the leaves and sitting water become a perfect home for insects to breed and call home. When you have clean, empty gutters, those bugs have one less place to hide.
Do you wish you never had to clean your gutters again? Then contact Keystone Gutter Helmet! Our number-one-rate gutter system keeps leaves and debris out of your gutters, so you’ll never have to clean them again. For more information or to get a free quote, call us at 610-372-4383.