What is the best method to rid your gutter of leaves, twigs, and other undesirable waste? You may climb up a ladder with a high-pressure garden hose and spray the daylights out of your roof — that is, if you are ready to spend hours cleaning up the mess. This method may be effective, but it is not practical. Aside from the considerable time you would spend cleaning up, you will be wasting water. You might even wash away a few loose shingles and hurt someone, or cause a leak through the ceiling.
If you are confident about climbing up a ladder with a garden hose, then pay attention to safety measures. Use Servicescomfortable shoes with good traction. Wear goggles to protect your eyes from debris. Wear thick suede gloves to protect your hands and provide a good grip of the garden hose. If your roof stands two-stories from the ground, use a fibreglass or aluminium extension ladder. A stepladder with four legs should suffice if your home is a one-storey structure.
Your current options
If you are convinced a hose and a ladder is too messy and too bothersome for you, the alternative is to substitute the hose with a broom or stick that you can use to clear debris. Another method, which many of your neighbours might go for, is to stay at ground level and clear the blockage with a long pole.
These alternatives are only effective if the tools can somehow sweep the leaves and other materials off the roof. Otherwise, you would only be wasting time and effort. Gutter cleaning Tauranga professionals can help you understand why cleaning is necessary. If you want to be sure of a good outcome, leave the hosing down to professionals.
Roofing maintenance professionals can do a better job with a high-pressure hose. They will know exactly how to direct the water and what level of pressure to use. If you hire professionals, you don’t have to worry about hitting the wrong parts of the roof.