Keeping your house from falling into a state of disrepair is imperative when you own your home. Conducting routine maintenance on your property may not always be fun, but it’s necessary to prevent future damage. Your gutters are just one of the many parts that deserve attention. Just because you cannot see what’s in your gutters from the driveway, doesn’t mean there is nothing there. Cleaning your gutters is not only done for cosmetic reasons but also serves an important purpose for both the structural integrity of your home and the safety of your family and friends. The following are some of the risks of not regularly cleaning out your gutters.  

Pest Havens:

If you never clean your gutters, you’re leaving them open to untold numbers of unwanted guests. Gutters full of debris are perfect breeding grounds for pests to make a habitat. This includes mosquitos, birds, mice, insects and even squirrels. Keep your gutters clean to mitigate this threat.

Mold and More:

If you’re neglecting the gutter, chances are that mold and other irritants will grow and prosper in the moist environment. People’s sensitivity to mold and pollen are on the rise, especially among children and the elderly. Residents of the home will become ill and not get better until the source of the irritant is removed.

Water and Ice:

When gutters are full of obstructions, it causes water to run over. This destroys plants around your house, causes erosion, and even foundation damage over time. Likewise, during the winter, melting snow on the roof backs up and refreezes, creating veritable ice dams. These can cause dramatic and expensive damage to the roof if left in place. This potential damage to your roof and foundation can be extremely expensive to repair, and insurance does not cover it in some cases.

Aesthetic Harm:

The water that runs over the gutter can rot your home from the inside out. It will build in window and door jambs, and seep through the walls creating nearly irreparable damage. Your house will eventually start to look like it could fall apart at any moment. To avoid the massive expense of time and money it would take to fix this problem, do some preventative maintenance and clean out your gutters.


Owning a home can be a great investment in your future, but it also demands plenty of proactive work to keep it structurally sound and free of dangerous mold and pests. It’s understandable that you may not have time to do everything required to keep your home in tip-top shape, that’s why at Oceanside Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning LLC, we will thoroughly clean your gutters, pressure wash your driveway, and clean out your pool so you don’t have to!