It’s important to carry out regular gutter cleaning and repairs in Harpenden for several reasons. Your gutters basically control the flow of rainwater, and a blockage means that leaking water can damage the outside of your home, and even the inside. Over time, water leaking down the outside of your house can even damage the home’s foundations and stability. A clogged up gutter can also attract mould, and the leaves, moss and other debris can become a home for birds, rodents and insects. Of course, a clogged gutter and water dripping down the outside of your house just doesn’t look good, either, especially if you are trying to sell your home. The autumn is generally a good time to clean your gutters and carry out any repairs, and catching a small problem or blockage early on can prevent costly repairs in the future.