before and after
This summer i have been asked how i clean gutters a couple of times. This is what i do to clean my gutters and also my mom’s especially if you are like me and are short on time. Take a five gallon bucket, some simple green and some dawn dish soap. A couple other non house hold items that you need to clean the gutters are a longer pole and a cleaning tool. I use when im not using my pressure washer is a car scrubbing bucket. It is soft yet tough. Sometimes when the gutters have age old dirt and grime i soak the gutters prior to scrubbing with a chemical free agent beause of flowers and plants. Rinse off the gutters after a descent amount of time. 10-15 minutes then you can scrub the gutters and rinse. Thank you for checking out my blog.
After a drive to downtown Seattle i cleaned my new friend’s windows on the inside only because his building has a crew for the outside. His windows sure sparkled once i left as you can see.
clean windows for a nice view
After a long winter AND fall you should have an expert give your gutters a check. While they are up there they can also check the quality of your roof. Other wise your gutters will be sprouting maples and all sorts of fun plant life.
I was up on my clients roof a few days ago in puyallup just to double check my completed work. Everytime I do this I get a rush of what if it doesn’t look very good. So as i’m stepping onto the roof i can see very little moss and the moss that remains is black and flaking away in the wind. The product that i use is called Lilly Miller moss out. Very effective, little bit expensive, but well worth it. Anyway the technique that i was taught makes both the customer and i very happy. I hope you can see me on your roof!
To start out I have always believed in not pressure washing roofs. I went to this clients house located in puyallup for the first time a few days ago. In the past I have cleaned his rentals. I went up in his roof and went to work. I noticed that the shingles were extremely tender for a seven year old roof. I asked him how he cleaned his roof in the past and it was pressure washing. Also part of his vent was leaking. I could tell that it was because right below the vent the wood was soft. So I would strongly recommend against that type of roof cleaning. I on the other hand scrub lightly with a thin bristled brush aund a broom.
After quickly realizing that the gutter hanging off the roof was not because of it being full. I looked closer and the new roof that was just installed had been installed incorrectly. The roofing material was between the fascia and the gutter. So when the roof water would flow off it first made contact with bare wood. My first thought was I hope my client kept his receipts. Fortunately when I left it was working properly.
I was called out to steilacoom yesterday in this wonderful 72 degree weather. Originally it was gutters only. After looking at the roof I realized they have some unwanted company (moss).The weather that we were having posed a problem. The reason is i like the rain when im cleaning roofs. Makes it easier for me. That’s the part of our puget sound weather that i like when im cleaning roofs. The reason is the rain washes the preventative solution over the roof.
Cleaning your Windows at times is undervalued. When you avoid cleaning your windows or have a lawn watering system hit your Windows for years you will have irreparable damage. I cleaned a new clients windows today located on south hill in puyallup. At this point it has not been cleaned in over eleven years. Which resulted in longer on job time and also windows that looked sub-par. Not because of lack of my experience but because of lack of mainetance. Always a good idea to avoid water standing on your Windows as much as possible in Washington. Glass is some what soft and can be damaged.