Gutters become clogged because of the fallen leaves and other debris that accumulates on the roof of the home or business. Small animals such as squirrels and birds might decide to nest among the debris and leave their dropping in the gutter. The presence of organic matter and water leads to the creation of mold, which adds to the additional clogging of the gutter.
The build-up of dry leaves and debris will prevent water from flowing down the gutter system into the down spout.
This means that excess rain water will pour out of the sides of the gutter and on to the siding of the house or business and into the landscaping. This will require expensive repair and painting to home or business. Additionally, a clogged gutter can lead to a rusted gutter that will require replacement. The water trapped in the gutter can freeze in winter, forming ice dams that weigh down the gutter and cause damage to the gutter and the roof. All of these issues can be avoided by ensuring that the gutters are cleaned regularly.