Why clean your gutters?

Gutters are an important part of any house because they help drain the rain water off the roof. Without regular maintenance gutters fill up with dirt and downpipes can get blocked. The additional weight can bend plastic gutters (sometimes even break clips) and affect the correct slope. Blocked downpipes can cause the gutters to quickly fill up with water and overflow, contributing to a faster degradation of the fascia boards which makes it easier for the water to infiltrate into the property (mouldy walls, damp patches).