Nashville Home Inspection - Gutters Full of Debris? How Bad Can it Be?
Ever known that your gutters are full of debris and overflowing when it rains? And did nothing about it? How bad can it be? If the gutters overflow, the water still ends up on the ground anyway, right? Look at the picture below. What is wrong?
HINT: Mold soup is made when vegetation and pooled rain water stand together over a period of time.
So in the picture above we have gutters filled with tree debris so much that other vegetation has started to grow inside the gutters, the gutters have become so heavy with the wet debris that they start to pull away from the fascia, and the mold soup inside the gutters starts to overflow every time it rains. How bad can it be? See below.
So as the mold soup starts to flow down the side of the house, where will it end up? See below.
And a close-up of the window frame is shown below. It is just a matter of time before this gets inside the house.
So the bottom line on all this - keep your gutters and downspouts clean!
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