When you’re looking to do the routine maintenance on your home that keeps it clean and looking good, one thing that you might not think of is the roof — and cleaning your roof is one such thing that absolutely needs to be done on occasion, or having someone professionally do it for you.
The issue, however, is that if you are not careful you can actually get injured in the course of cleaning your roof — or possibly cause quite a lot of damage to your roof.
One danger that you might encounter when you are in the midst of cleaning your roof is a ladder that is not steady.
There are many ways that your ladder can be unsteady, but a few ways to make sure that it is properly steady — one of which is that you should get make use of the assistance of another person in ladder steadying.
Another way that you can make sure that the ladder you’re going to use is more steady is to check the feet of the ladder and to ensure that they are all properly steady on the ground before you go up on it.
A big danger that can be found in the cleaning of a roof is in walking on the roof, particularly if you have no experience in doing it.
The problem with walking on the roof is that typically people who are able to do it know exactly how to step lightly and how to place their feet so that they do not lose their balance, and the amateur roof cleaner is going to treat walking on the roof like walking anywhere else and this is not a good thing.
Another major issue that you can come to encounter in the course of cleaning your roof will come when you want to wash things off of your roof and you consider making use of a power cleaner to clean the roof.
As tempting as it might be to make use of power cleaners, considering how great they are on getting tough grime off of other surfaces, you should avoid using them for cleaning your roof — particularly if you have a tile roof.
The reason that this is the case is that if you use a power cleaner, there are quite a lot of settings on the cleaner that you can use that would get not only the dirt off of the roof but parts of the roof as well.
When you are looking to clean or to wash your roof, you might want to skip buying the special chemical treatments that are available for sale in favor of other cleaning agents that you already have available at your disposal.
This could be a really bad mistake and one that could not only do no good in terms of cleaning your roof but possibly hurt wildlife and plants that grow in the area around your home.
Of course, even if you use approved chemical cleaners to clean your roof you’re going to want to take some measures to protect your plants.
Lastly, one of the biggest dangers in terms of cleaning your roof happens to be when you do not have the right safety equipment that is necessary to do so.
This is not just in terms of harnesses and the like so that you will not suffer a fall — but more simple things like possibly a helmet, goggles for your eyes, and gloves to protect your hands.