Blocked gutter problems are all too common, so it is important to carry out regular cleaning, as they can get blocked with broken slates, tiles, moss, lichen and leaves. Believe it of not, they can even get blocked with wildlife such as birds and rodents.
What happens if gutters are blocked? In worse case scenarios, blocked and leaking gutters can cause the soil to erode next to the foundations of the house, which can cause subsidence.
Can blocked getters cause roof leaks? Absolutely! Failure to clean the gutters can lead to blockages therefore gutters overflowing and causing water to penetrate through the walls in the house. Some more common problems caused by blocked gutters include damp, mould & bacteria, damage to walls ceilings and insulation, and wood rot.