One year ago the drainage challenge made itself known. Even through all the times it rained, poured down, or just down pored, there were leaks above the inside walkway.
Today, on inspection the dirt and debris from the tile roof and trees around was found to have blocked the side garden's drain. the hose went into the gutter drain The hose was running already. Okay the drainage hose was competing with the washing machine water.
Yesterday, the gutter on the other side of the downpipe was cleared. Mud, leaves and twigs came out. Water on the other hand went and flushed what little remained away.
Great to hear the water going down the downpipe.
Where last year there were so many fussy cats left behind on the property what was also in the gutters was a smelly, slushy, totally horrible thing to unexpectedly put your hands into. Bleach and soap washes, hand cream with a better smell applied. Even to the extent of wearing a mash, and a scarf to thought the stink.
Gloves defiantly went on. Plus, a just in case safety mask set were purchased.
The hardest thing was finding someone to hold the ladder. Eventually my eighty-five year old mum held the ladder. but, even then we had to do this on the quiet. Like when no-one was around.
The explanation went that they were protecting me! Bull! If this was so then they would have cleaned the gutters properly as soon as asked!!
It is known that in order to properly clean cutters the best way to do this is to 'remove the waste in the gutters.' Downpipes are slightly different. There are machines to do this. Or chemicals.
Well let's just say that two gutters leading to two drain pipes out the back were successfully completed just as
- it began to gently rain.
- a son rocked up in the car parking just on the other side of the roller door.
- Listen to these people.
- Then go research on the internet.
- Safety precautions to be taken.
- Request for their insurance policy number.
- The equipment and backup that they have.