Gutters are key; to channel water away from the foundation of your home. Obviously, it’s important to keep your foundation in good shape, since that’s literally what is holding up your entire home. In order to keep water away from the foundation, your gutters need to be kept in good condition and clean.
When gutters become clogged, they can’t drain properly and can start to overflow during rainstorms. When the water can’t pass through properly, it can start to cause problems with your foundation. That’s why it’s important to keep the gutters clean so the water can flow through easily.
Keeping the gutters clean and free of debris isn’t all that hard. You don’t have to watch them every day to spot problems. All it takes is sticking to a schedule for regular cleaning. That means not just letting them sit month after month. If you commit to regular maintenance, you’ll ensure that your gutters will last for many years to come.
So, prevent structural damages by concidering to clean the gutters at least twice a year, even three times per year if your home is surounded by many tall trees. This might vary depending on the climate you live in, but usually, it’s a good idea to clear them out in late fall after most of the leaves have fallen, and in spring (in March or April) to make sure they’re clean, for the April showers.