Having cracks in the bodywork of the gutter is another common problem, also caused by a build-up of water, but this problem is likely to happen around the seals and seams of guttering, since these catch debris as they pass. This can cause an excess build-up of water and erode the piping, so often cracks form at these points under the extra strain. To fix this simply clear away the debris and flush out all the dirt. Ensure you use the right equipment to clean your gutters, otherwise there is risk of damaging the bodywork.