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As a homeowner, you probably have a long list of things that need to be done around the house as spring heads in. Cleaning gutters to remove debris should be at the top of that list. But it could be last on your list.

We get it. Cleaning your gutters is hard work and you are a little nervous about working on the roof or on a ladder, you might hurt yourself. Besides, there are a lot of things to get to on your list and cleaning the gutters will only slow you down.

If you would rather spend your time with other projects, that’s fine. All you have to do is give us a call and we can clean the gutters for you. You could just ignore the gutters, but that would only lead to problems that you don’t want to deal with. A Plus Property Services, your gutter cleaning service in Syracuse, offers reasons why it is a good idea to clean your gutters.

Home Value

A broken or clogged gutter system is certainly an eyesore. If you wish to increase the aesthetics of your home, you should never overlook your gutters. Gutters that are dirty or in bad shape are easily spotted by trained home maintenance experts.

Pest Infestation

When you have clogged gutters, you will have stagnant water. Mosquitos and other insects and critters thrive in stagnant water and will become a huge problem. By not cleaning your gutters, you are giving these pests a place to breed and multiply. Remember all of the damage that these pests can do to your home.

Even if there are only a few leaves and broken tree twigs in your gutters, this will attract mice, birds and other animals that will think your gutter is the perfect breeding ground. You don’t want these pests in or around your home.

Lawn and Garden Issues

The water that flows off clogged gutters will spill onto your lawn and garden. Too much water will drown your plants and could cause problems with your lawn.


Homeowners fail to realize that overflowing gutters could be the root of their flooding problems. After all, all of that water pouring off your roof has to go somewhere. If your basement is susceptible to flooding, it could be a gutter problem.

Foundation Cracks

Clogged gutters can cause all sorts of issues in and around your home. Overflowing water from clogged gutters will go everywhere, including into the creases of your home’s foundation. If water gets into the foundation cracks, it can freeze in the winter and damage your foundation.

There is a reason why you have a complex network of gutters and downspouts installed on your home, to ensure water goes in the right place and not into your foundation.

Interior Damage

Clogged gutters cause water to go everywhere, including down your interior walls. Water stains on your ceiling or walls can be caused by clogged gutters. If you are lucky, you will catch it before it turns into an expensive repair job.

Ice Dams

During the winter, the water that is stuck on your roof due to clogged gutters turns to ice. These ice dams can cause problems. They will damage your roof and gutters to be sure.

Preserve Your Paint

In many cases, clogged gutters will cause water to trickle down the sides of your house. Trickling water does not sound like much of a threat, but it is enough to cause damage to your paint. Painting your house is rather pricey and it is far less expensive to have your gutters cleaned.

It’s time to get your gutters cleaned, give A Plus Property Services a call.