Year

2013
Daddy Long Legs Spiders (Pholcus phalangioides) are very common in Melbourne. ¬†While they may seem harmless enough, their webs can attract a whole host of problems. As part of our window cleaning service, Grayson’s will remove this annoying mesh from your eaves and exterior surfaces. The Daddy Long Legs has a tendency to build its...
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The Stonnington suburb Malvern East is an example of a suburb with a very high percentage of large double storey houses, many of them on steep sloping blocks, which can create an almost three to four storey height roof gutter. Gutter cleaning on double storey (or higher) houses is our specialty, and our gutter cleaners...
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Gutter Cleaning – Knot Tying A video demonstrating some very simple knots that we use for tying on to harnesses and anchor points while we perform gutter cleaning. Video Transcript Overhand Loop Today I want to show you two knots that we use to tie our ropes to our anchor points. First I’ll show you...
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Gutter Cleaning Safety A video demonstrating installation of a T-Bar roof anchor for metal roofing. Video Transcript: Hello, I’m Grayson, a gutter cleaner from Melbourne in Australia. In this video, I’ll demonstrate how to properly anchor to a flat metal roof, using a piece of safety equipment known as a T-Bar. Now I’m on the...
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When a roof tile is broken it is sometimes necessary to repair it with silicone as there are not always any spare tiles when you need them. Here we demonstrate the correct method for fixing a broken roof tile if you are using roof silicone. We make the point that filling the watercourse on both...
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A video showing how to safely secure a ladder using rope or bungee cords. Failure to secure the ladder is possibly the most common cause of serious injury on ladders. Proper ladder safety is very important in gutter cleaning and roof access.
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common gutter profiles
We are able to offer our gutter cleaning service for any of the different profiles of roof guttering. Quad guttering is the most common gutter type in Melbourne and is arguably the most effective. We generally advise people to avoid having internal brackets installed as they restrict the flow of debris and cause blockages. This...
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Asbestos Roof Gutter Cleaning
Many home owners know the dangers of asbestos but are unaware of its presence; corrugated asbestos like in the photo below is a perfect example of this. Asbestos roofs in Melbourne have very deep corrugations as you can see in the photo, they are also surprisingly strong. Although asbestos roofs are very strong, fine particles...
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Indian Minor Removal
There are numerous species of introduced pest birds in Melbourne that contribute to gutter blockage. The three main species are Indian Myna, Pigeons and Starlings. Native birds are less of a problem for roof gutters because native birds like to live in native trees. However introduced pest birds like Pigeons, Indian Mynas and Starlings will...
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Builders rubbish will block your roof gutters. During constructions and renovations the gutters can accumulate building debris. Building debris that we regularly find while cleaning the gutters are roofing nails and screws, small broken off pieces of roof tiles, electrical cables and tape from antennas, broken glass, small off cuts of metal sheeting, insulation, cement,...
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