The Importance of Healthy Gutters Jul 15, 2014

“There’s stuff growing in here.” To this day, I remember the realization of this disturbing reality setting in. I had just moved into my first house and after looking over the rest of the house, I had taken a ladder to look at the gutters.

Sure enough, there was a mix of stagnant water, fungus, dirt and flora sprouting up from the soupy contents. The sight alone was disturbing, but it’s the smell that will haunt me forever.

Later, the foundation of the house was found rotting and an expedition into the walls found black mold which cost thousands of dollars to remove.

I hope I’m not understating the problems that can arise from having bad rain gutters.

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