There are many reasons why high pressure roof cleaning and gutter cleaning should be a priority when maintaining your home. If these items are not maintained it can cause worse damage to your property. For example, your gutters should be cleaned every 6-12 months depending on your properties surroundings. If there are many trees that surround your property we would suggest cleaning out your gutters every 2-3 months. If your gutters are not cleaned out enough it can cause blockages, leakage and it is likely that rust will form, meaning you would need to replace your gutters and downpipes.
How to clean your roof and gutters:
We would suggest engaging in a professional when it comes to roof cleaning. Whether it be metal or tiled roofing, you should always carry out work with safety guard rail as a precaution. Generally, when cleaning a cement tiled roof we follow by sealing/painting the roof to ensure there is some protection against the harsh weather conditions that we have here in Australia.
Terracotta tiled roofs have the ability to get extremely mossy over time which can cause blockages on the roof. Moss can find its way under your tiles and cause them to warp, move, crack or break. Further to this, moisture that is held in by lichen or moss can freeze in cold weather and cause cracks in your tiles.
The roof cleaning cost when engaging in a professional varies depending on the size of your roof, whether the property is single or double story and also what other repairs would need to be done. A roof restoration or roof maintenance may be required when carrying out high pressure roof cleaning which means the job could take an average of 3 days to complete.
We have listed some steps to help you with at home gutter cleaning and roof cleaning;
Remove leaves, sticks, grass and any other debris from your roof. It is possible for the debris to be caught in your valleys or chimney (should you have one).
Have a bucket on hand and scoop any heavy/muddy debris in to the bucket.
If you have a blower on hand, you can also use this to blow away any other excess debris left on the roof or gutters.
There is likely to be some mess that falls to the ground or around your property which will also need to be cleaned up to ensure so mess or damage to other areas.
You may also opt to use a vacuum style gutter cleaning provider to clean out your gutters. This is a less messy option as any leaves or debris are vacuumed up through a commercial system, leaving little to no mess around your property. You can find businesses with reasonably competitive pricing for this service as well.
Spring is a suitable time to clean your roof and gutters as there are a few more sunny days than winter therefore you have a better chance of being able to spend the time on this task. With Spring also comes some rainy weather so it is a good idea to try and clear out your gutters in time for the rain so there are little to no blockages in your downpipes.
We suggest Contacting Us for further information on roof cleaning and gutter cleaning as we will be able to assist with any questions you have. You can also take a look at our list of Roof Services to see how we can help you.