Because it’s important to carry out regular gutter cleaning Kettering homeowners are advised to do that twice a year. The ideal times to do so are in the early fall and during late spring. But just why is it so important to clean your gutters, an often overlooked part of the house? Leaves, dead insects and other debris can quickly block your gutters, and this can lead to several problems. A clogged gutter can mean standing water if your downspouts become blocked too, and that can then lead to mold. Water can also collect on your roof it the gutter is blocked, leading to leaks and then damage to your attic and other parts of your home. And once water starts to run down the outside of your home because of blockages, it can cause damage to your home’s exterior and even the foundations.