Top 9 Dangers of Not Getting a Professional Gutter Cleaning

Cleaning your gutters can be a challenging physical task, but it’s an important one nevertheless. If you don’t get regular cleanings done on your gutter system, you risk one of the dangers of not getting a professional gutter cleaning done, as listed in this article. We recommend regular cleaning and maintenance so that you don’t have serious problems crop up.

If you don’t regularly remove dirt and debris from the gutters and downspouts, you can have a serious problem. With a professional gutter cleaning service, you know they will be able to use pressure washing equipment to get a great job done the first time, especially if you call Shine®!

Not only do professional gutter cleaners like Shine® use high-powered pressure washers, but when you hire Shine®, we show up on time with exceptional customer service! Our goal is customer satisfaction, which is why we have a money-back guarantee with our service. It is highly recommended that you leave this job to the professionals!

Top 9 Dangers of Not Getting a Professional Gutter Cleaning

1. Water damage can occur in any area of your home.

If your gutter system is not working properly, you can get water damage inside and outside of your home. Water damage can cost you a lot of money if not found in time. It’s a good idea to avoid water damage by having your gutters cleaned out regularly.

2. The accumulation of water can cause cracks in your foundation.

Did you know that water damage can cause cracks in your foundation? This can lead to permanent home damage (a collapse in some cases)! That’s a scary consequence of not getting regular cleanings for your gutters!

3. Mold damage can occur if you don’t get regular gutter cleanings.

Mold is something you always want to avoid; it can cause costly repairs or replacements for different features of your home. It’s really not worth it when you can just follow a simple home maintenance checklist to remind you to get your gutters serviced regularly.

4. The Fascia boards can rot and/or deteriorate.

Fascia boards hold your gutter system in place. If your boards begin to rot or deteriorate in some other way, you will have an expensive repair on your hands, possibly a complete restoration of your entire gutter system!

5. The wood siding of your home can become damaged.

When the water is not being filtered right on the outside of your home, it can cause water damage to your siding, which is especially damaging if you have wood siding. Make sure you get your gutters checked and cleaned out on a regular basis to avoid costly mistakes like this.

6. Your landscaping (flowerbeds, trees, and bushes) can get ruined.

When water is displaced and comes off your roof or the sides of your home, it hits your landscaping. This means your beautiful rosebeds, bushes, and trees will become damaged and possibly ruined for good. Water may seem like a good thing for landscaping, but too much water can destroy it!

You’ve surely spent many Saturday mornings in your garden, planting shrubbery and flowers in an aesthetically pleasing manner – probably the envy of all your neighbors. As you know, landscaping is not cheap for either the cost of the greenery of your choice – or the cost of labor if you hire someone to help you plant or change things around.

These costs don’t even count the endless hours of planning and planting you have done for your beautiful garden. You don’t want all your hard work to have been for no reason! Make sure to treat your landscaping with care by getting your gutters services regularly.

7. The roof of your building may need repairs or replacement.

Gutter systems keep the roof, foundation, and exterior of your home free of water, debris, dirt, and other unwanted materials. If your roof gets water damage because your gutter system is not doing its job, you may have to repair or replace your roof – a costly issue that you do not want to have to deal with.

8. Pest or animal infestation could become a serious problem.

Animals and/or pests love the inside of gutter systems. They usually keep them away from the elements of the weather and provide a nice place to make a bed, a nest, or even a home! The last thing you want to worry about is an insect, bug, or critter problem. Those issues may not go away as easily as you’d expect.

Many birds enjoy the gutter system because they can gather nesting materials there. However, they also believe it’s a safe place to rest because of all the comfy leaves present. Contrary to the apparent beliefs of birds, rodents like mice and squirrels aren’t afraid to also make gutter systems their home! This can be dangerous for nests!

Either animal is dangerous for you, as it can lead to further critter infestations or other problems. You may need to call pest or animal control if you have developed a home for critters, but you also need to hire the experts at Shine® to get your gutter system cleaned out and back to working shape. You need it to function the way it is supposed to.

9. The roof, exterior of your home, and foundation can be full of debris and other unwanted material.

Make sure your home is working efficiently. That means that all systems created to keep your home working are doing their job right. This includes your gutter system.

While it may seem like a simple or insignificant system in your home, it’s actually pretty critical. Take care of it so that it doesn’t take you to the bank with repairs!

Calling in the Help of Professional Gutter Cleaners

Gutter systems are supposed to be replaced about every 20 years, especially if they are not cared for the way they should. When was the last time you had your gutters cleaned or taken care of?

We highly recommend you work with a professional gutter cleaning service like Shine® when getting your gutters cleaned. This is especially applicable if you have a multi-story home. Climbing up the ladders and cleaning the gutter system, including any gutter guards you have, can be a trying task – one that is best left up to the professionals.

We can remove debris, dirt, and other materials from your gutter system, so it functions in the way it should. Also, we are more than qualified to take care of your system and detect any problems or potential issues with your home because of your gutter system. Our experience and expertise have taught us how to do the job right the first time around.


When you are ready to hire professionals to clean your gutters, be sure to call Shine®! We are happy to come out and take a look at what will need to be done to get your gutter system in tip-top shape! Plus, we always put our customers first, so why not work with the best?

Contact us today by giving us a call, or shoot over to our website and get a free estimate. We will gladly assist you in any way that we can. We also specialize in holiday lighting, pressure washing, and window washing – to name a few of our services!



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