As leaves begin to change and fall making sure your gutters and downspouts remain clear of debris is a must.  The gutter system of a house is to help move water along and away from the home’s structure.  Overflow from water can damage the siding, cause wood to rot, or affect your home’s foundation. Water that penetrates the outer structure can open up breeding grounds for mold, mildew, and rot in the ceilings, walls, and flooring of your home. Not only will overflow of water become an issue, but the weight alone from the collected debris can cause the gutter system to rip away from the home potentially damaging the siding, structure, or windows as it falls.  To sum it up taking the time to clean your gutter system will save you time, headache, and money.