Anything from leaves, seeds, dust, dirt, and anything that flies by could possibly get caught inside your gutter system if you are not utilizing rain gutter guards or covers. A clogged gutter system can cause problems you haven’t even imagined. Instead of heading towards the downspouts, water overflows the gutters and flows into cracks around the house. Rain gets everywhere. It can damage the wood in your own home too. You can even end up getting wood that rots and leaks throughout the house.