With regular gutter cleaning Kettering homeowners can ensure their home not only looks good, but can avoid any potentially costly repairs caused by blocked gutters. But why is it so important to clean those gutters every so often? Water can’t easily flow down your downspouts if gutters are blocked, which means water flows down the walls, and that can leave unsightly stains on your home’s exterior, or in extreme cases damage the walls or foundation. Pooling water in a blocked gutter can also damage the shingles or cause cracks in your roof. A gutter that is blocked with leaves and debris also makes an appealing home for rodents, squirrels and insects. Once they’re in your gutters, it makes it easier for them to access the inside of your house. And of course, a potential buyer won’t like your blocked gutters if you’re selling your home.