There are a couple of options for getting a roof clean, and the option that will suit you depends on your end goal. Are you planning on having the roof painted after the wash? Or do you want to wash it because it is due for a clean?
If it is the latter, a roof treatment could be a much better option for you as it's cheaper than a roof wash. Some of the other benefits are that it's quicker and less labour intensive. It's also gentler on roofing materials and uses much less water.
If you are wanting to have it painted, then a roof wash is the best option for you.
The second option is where we use our water blasting machines to wash away any lichen, moss, mould and grime from your roof. When we do a roof wash we also apply a complementary treatment which kills the mould spores and stops them from returning for at least two years. Many water blasting companies don’t apply the treatment after the roof wash and the nasties quickly return and you then need to repeat having your roof washed much sooner.
You can find out more information here on what types of roofs are not suitable for washes, the technique we use for safety when on a roof and more.
If you are on tank water for your drinking water, then the answer is yes, it is provided the downpipes are disconnected from the water tank and stay disconnected until there has been 25 ml of rain. Before reconnecting the tank, you can check the water coming off the roof has no smell or foaming. If smell or foaming occurs do not connect the tank until the water runs, clear.
If we have only washed the roof but not applied a treatment the tanks can be reconnected straight after the wash.
If you are on tank water you will need to disconnect the tanks prior to us arriving. They will need to stay disconnected until there has been 25 ml of rain. If you need help disconnecting the tanks please let us know.
The treatment product we use is 100% water-soluble. This means that the rain will wash it away even on a porous surface. To be really safe we recommend that water tanks stay disconnected until there has been 25 ml of rain.
As a general rule, we don’t recommend water blasting tiles as they are often loose and water blasting can blow them off the roof which breaks them. The gentlest and cheapest option to get your roof clean is a roof treatment. If for some reason you really need to wash we will come and take a look at it and assess whether or not it is an ok candidate for a wash
We sure can. Our approach to cleaning clear lights is to apply our wash down product, followed by a soft wash. Lastly, we apply a slow-release product that works overtime to keep cleaning them. If the clear lights are old, unfortunately, mould gets embedded into the fibre and we are not able to remove this so often they can be far from perfect. Any mould that is sitting on the surface should clean up nicely.
9 times out of 10, we do not require scaffolding. Our guys will use a fall arrest system with harnesses and strops to wash the roof. They are fully trained at Working at Heights and using the fall rest systems. Here is some information about roof washes.
Clean gutters are very important when it comes to preventative maintenance and stopping water seepage and dampness around your house. When they get blocked with leaves, grass and weeds, gutters lose their functionality and overflow which causes water seepage into the interior of a building.
This can unfortunately, cause major damage to the interior and exterior walls, lead to fascia boards rotting. Pooling water around foundations can cause erosion which weakens the walls, leading to foundation cracks and settling.
Gutter cleaning often gets forgotten so we have a reminder service to help you stay on top of the problem before it becomes one. We can contact you Every 3, 6 or 12 months depending on your requirements and come and ensure they are not blocked and the water can flow freely.
CUSTOMER CASE STUDY - Since they cleared the gutters, we have had more heavy rainfall and no more water leaking in.
We bought a house which has quite a lot of established trees around it. After the first heavy downpour rainwater staring leek into the kitchen. We rang Blast Away Guys who came out that day to assess and clear the gutters which were blocked and full of leaves and weeds.
Since they cleared the gutters, we have had more heavy rainfall and no more water leaking in. Given this is a new house we do not know how often the gutters are going to need clearing so Blast Away Guys are going to come and check them every 3months for the first year and give us a report and photos each visit. After a year we will have enough data to reassess how often it needs to occur. Jonathan Harris – Whangarei
The most important time to have your gutters checked and cleaned is autumn and winter
This is because leaves fall in the colder months and collect in the gutters. In some properties it pays to check again in late spring-early to summer (depending on what trees surround the property and when they lose their leaves). Heavy wind and rain can cause real issues with water ingress if your guttering isn't kept clear of;
All sorts of waste material easily find their way into your guttering and spouting, causing blockages as well as mould and pest infestation. You often don’t notice the early signs of a clogged-up gutter until it’s too late, which is why regular maintenance is so important.
With years of experience in gutter cleaning services, Blast Away Guys have the right tools and equipment to work safely and efficiently.
If you are having your gutters flushed out and you are on tank water, the tanks should be disconnected while we complete the freshwater flush and reconnected afterwards.
To get an accurate price it's best to ask us to quote as there are quite a few different factors that we consider when we are pricing, a gutter clean. This page gives you a bit of an indication of cost and the types of things we consider when we are pricing a gutter clean.
Our gutter clean is an internal gutter clean which we do by hand and generally from a ladder. Some customers request that we also flush the gutters out which involves an additional technique and tools as we apply a soft wash using one of our water blasters. We can also offer a more premium gutter clean, which involves soft washing the outside of the gutters as well as an internal clean of the inside. It is a good idea to discuss your requirements with us prior to getting us to create a quote. We quote the internal gutter clean separately from the external gutter clean so that you can decide if you would like us to do both or just one of the services. When we unblock gutters we clear out all the debris and take it away from your property or alternatively you can use it as compost for your garden.
Running a successful business often relies on word of mouth and a great first impression. Business signage is often the first thing that catches the eyes of potential customers. Creating a positive and shining first impression will have a positive impact on your business which is why commercial signage washing is more than just a chore.
We have the knowledge and equipment to wash residential and commercial buildings of any size. We wash all of the building's exterior, including windows and signage, and we can develop a maintenance plan to help you adhere to your warranty specifications.
We adhere to the highest safety standards and can clean signs of any size, shape and height. Depending on the material of your commercial signage we either use a soft-wash solution or a more intense bleach-based product. Soft wash is the gentlest option for removing mould and grime while at the same time leaving a wax coating behind to repel further mould growth.
For heavier build-ups and if suitable for your material, we can apply a chemical or high-pressure wash to ensure nothing gets left behind. With our long arms, we can reach signs up to 10 meters high or use cherry-pickers and ladders for anything higher.
Give the Blast Away Guys a call today and receive a free quote for cleaning your commercial signage.