Just when you thought the remake of Stephen King’s cult classic book IT, hitting the cinemas was the scariest thing to happen to you in 2017, come these horror stories of roof cleaning. Hold on to your chairs, people. Terrifying circus clowns have nothing on these tales of the grotesque, absurd, and downright frightening, from people like you who decided to… dah dah dah… (or insert your own suitably menacing music here) clean their own roof.
OK, joking over and done with. We promise. Think we’re being over the top? Well, if only we were. And in fact, there’s absolutely nothing funny about what happened to these homeowners. These guys set out to clean their own roofs and tragically suffered in the process:
In Tampa, Florida a high school principal who was cleaning his own roof fell off while he was up there. Sadly, he broke his neck and died from his injuries.
In one case, a 4-year-old boy grabbed a hold of the 2500psi pressure washer his mother had been using. While she briefly went into the house, he grabbed the pressure gun and sprayed himself in the mouth, mistaking it for a garden-hose. Luckily, the lacerations he received were not serious or life threatening.
Others haven’t been so lucky.
Why risk injuries or even death upon your family? For the sake of saving a few pounds? Really, it is always, always, always best to hire roof cleaning High Wycombe to clean your roof or exterior.
If you have been measuring and planning to install an irrigation system in your garden, don’t fear! It may seem complicated, and whilst the professionals use pipe ramming to install pipes into the ground, you can install irrigation pipes with no experience necessary. Look no further to learn how to dig trenches and install pipes.
Before you start you must plan where the pipes will go, and plot the locations of the zones and main pipe. The main pipe will be the one running from the water metre to the control box. Each zone of pipe will have a valve box, sprinkler heads, and will be connected to the main pipe.
Once you have planned where your pipes need to go, you then need to calculate how much piping you will need. Make sure to double and triple check the length and order extra to be on the safe side. You will also have to order sprinkler heads, fittings and control wire.
Now everything has arrived, it is time to lay the pipe. It is difficult to dig trenches and lay the pipe manually, so it is best to hire a professional machine. You can rent a trench cutting machine, or even better a vibratory plow which not only digs trenches but lays the pipes underground. The sprinkler heads should be laid in a 2” trench and the pipes should be underground at a depth of around 8”.