Cleaning and Maintaining Gutters

Your gutters are a system on your roof that needs to be cleaned regularly. Quite unfortunately many homeowners often postpone cleaning out their gutters. Damage can occur quickly if your gutters are left clogged and there are a number of reasons why you should work on this home maintenance project right now. Here are some top reasons for cleaning and maintaining your gutters:

Preventing Pests

Bees, insects, birds and more can often take up habitat inside a clogged up gutter. If you have a nest that’s built in this area, you could constantly get swooped or stung every time that you go into your home. These are pests that are completely avoidable.


Mold can quickly build up when there is enough space for rooting leaves and needles to collect. Mold spreads quickly and it can cause a number of health effects with your indoor air quality as well as an unsightly mess on your home.


Downspout drains can divert the water from your home to a safe space for it to drain. When a downspout drain is clogged this often leads to other areas working overtime in the chance that soil could be washed out from your foundation or that leaks could occur inside your home.

Structural issues

Ongoing problems with drainage lead to the chance that soil can continue washing away from your home. If the downspout continues to erode away at the earth your home is sitting on, this can lead to your foundation shifting and major structural damage for your home.

Cleaning and maintaining your gutters means regularly clearing them out on a ladder with a bag and gloves or using specialty tools to clear out debris. If you want to regularly clean and maintain your gutters you should consider working with a professional roofer to get these services regularly!

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state certified roofing contractor and co owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, a Clearwater roofing company. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for Residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.