Cleaning gutters may be one of the least glamorous chores around the house. From the wobbly ladder to the muck you dig and sling out, it’s no wonder why so many people procrastinate on this task. But avoiding this chore could be something you, and your wallet, seriously regret. Read on to find out why it’s so crucial to clean out gutters, when gutter replacement might be called for, and when it’s time to call the professionals.
What’s the big deal?
In short, neglecting your gutters can be disastrous and expensive. Anything blocking regular water flow through gutters sets off a chain reaction: debris will cause clogs, clogs will cause overflow, and overflow will lead to damage to the outside of your home. And it may seem counterintuitive, but what goes on at the top of your house is directly linked to the bottom: the number one cause of water issues in basements is clogged gutters. All of this can add up to major dollar signs and total gutter replacement. For these r