Signs of Neglected Gutters

Signs of Neglected Gutters

The role of a gutter system in protecting your home from water damage cannot be understated. Your gutters are a vital part of a well-functioning home. Neglecting your gutters can lead to a variety of issues and costly repairs. Check for signs of neglected gutters frequently so that you can get a gutter cleaning before the worst happens. Schedule your next gutter cleaning with Washed by the Water LLC to take care of all the little issues that arise from neglected gutters. Call our office at 407-759-8287 to learn more about our pressure washing services today.

Overflowing and Pooling Water

A very obvious sign of neglected gutters is water overflowing from or pooling beneath your gutters. During heavy or light rain, pay attention to the flow of water. If you notice water spilling over the sides instead of flowing through the downspouts, you have a clear indication that your gutters are clogged with debris. If standing water is collecting near the foundation of your home, that is a sign that the gutters are not properly directing water away from your home.

Sagging Gutters

Gutters that are pulling away from the rest of the structure indicate accumulated debris and improper drainage. If you have neglected to clean or unclog your gutters recently, then the weight of trapped leaves, dirt, and water may lead to bends in the gutter system. Sagging or bending gutters can throw off the entire alignment of the system and prevent proper flow and drainage. Scheduling a gutter cleaning before your gutters reach this point is vital.

Visible Plant Growth

Noticeable plants or grass sprouting from your gutters is never a good sign. Plant growth indicates that your gutters are extremely clogged and cannot move water down and away. The longer you let plants grow, the worse the clogs will become until the entire gutter system is compromised. Plus, plant growth can encourage insects like mosquitoes and termites to make their home in your gutters.

Exterior Wall Stains

Neglected, clogged gutters mean that more water will be overflowing and running down the exterior walls of your home. More water flow can result in unsightly streaks on your siding after enough time. If you see stains on your siding, you should begin to worry about potential water damage if left unchecked. Thankfully, pressure washing services can take care of both your gutters and the stains on your siding!