Rotting gutters can become a nightmare if left unattended for very long. Not only can they be unsightly, but can produce some devastating effects to the integrity of your home.
They can also produce damage to the soffit and fascia board and jeopardize the overall life of your roof and the structure of your home. Leaking gutters can lead to damage inside the walls and drywall of your home and will produce the right conditions for black mold to take root and grow which can lead to serious health consequences for the occupants within.
Clogged and leaky gutters are one of the biggest causes for basement leaks, mold and other foundation problems. Also, water left standing in gutters is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, which can lead to the West Nile Virus. The best tactic in keeping those pesky disease ridden creatures at bay is to keep their water supply dried up, and this means that you must keep your gutter system free flowing and in good repair and remember to fill in any wholes on your property to prevent water puddles from forming and becoming stagnant, mosquitoes are naturally attracted to still standing water and an infestation can be very difficult to get rid of.