When you don't clean the gutters, the downspout can become clogged with leaves, debris, or any matter that could get there. This blockage then allows stagnant water to build up and eventually overflow. If left unattended, leaves that clog the gutter may begin to decay and eventually rot. If the gutters are not cleaned and water overflows through the gutters, it will fall along the foundation of the building.
This can soften the soil below and around it, causing cracks in the foundation. In addition, if the base is damp and then freezes, this will lead to lifts and cracks. In extreme cases, water damage can cause structural failure in a building. The gutters can become clogged with debris, loose leaves, foliage and garbage lost over time, requiring regular cleaning.
If you forget to take care of them, they will not be able to carry out a proper water drain. This will cause an overflow of water that can cause a number of problems in your home. The main function of gutters is to ensure that the water drains in an orderly manner.