Blocked gutters and downpipes can be a serious property defect if they have caused water damage to the eaves and structural integrity of the home. Often the problem is magnified during a storm or heavy downpour.
The purpose of gutters and downpipes are to channel rain water away from the home into stormwater drains.
It’s paramount for the stormwater system to be free-flowing to prevent a backflow of water through the roof cavity. If water has nowhere to flow to, it can cause serious damage to the internal structure of the home.