When your gutters are free of silt and leaves, water flows away from your house and reduces the chance of leaks to your roof and walls. Learn when to have your gutters cleaned and what could happen if you don’t.
Clogged gutters can cause water to flow down the sides of the home and pool around its foundation. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Jeanine L. of Felton, Del.)
Gutters and downspouts play an important role in carrying water off your roof and away from your home's foundation. If gutters become clogged, water can spill down the sides of the home, pooling around the foundation.
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