Nick Pearson not only prides himself on the end results but also is proud to say that he takes all the necessary precautions to keep staff, residents, himself and the environment safe.
All two-story roofs are safety railed in accordance with work and safety guidelines to prevent risk of fall injuries.
Wastwater from roof cleaning flows directly into our creeks, rivers and waterways.
Roof and gutter downpipes connect directly to roadside gutters and stormwater drains. This means wastewater run-off from roof cleaning ends up in our creeks, rivers and the ocean. Pollutants, such as oxides, algae, paint flakes, concrete and sediment can kill seagrass, aquatic plants and marine life.
Allowing polluted wastewater to enter stormwater drains, roadside gutters or waterways is an offence under The Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997and may attract fines from $750 for an individual, $1500 for a corporation, or prosecution up to a maximum amount of $1,000,000 and a further maximum penalty of $120,000 for each day the offence continues. Council decides what enforcement action to taken accordance with our Enforcement Policy.
Steps to take when cleaning
- Where possible, disconnect downpipes and redirect waste water to the garden or a holding tank for disposal by a licensed liquid waste disposal contractor.
- If disconnecting downpipes is not feasible, block the downpipe when cleaning and feed the wastewater onto lawns or gardens.
- A hole may be drilled in the gutter, downpipes blocked and water diverted to garden beds. When complete, plug the hole with a grommet.
- Protect stormwater drains using sandbags or a portable bund (a barrier to contain water) in the roadside gutter.
- Remove captured wastewater using a vacuum or bilge pump to direct to lawns or gardens, making sure no wastewater flows into the stormwater drain.
- Always keep handy a spill response kit, including a shovel, broom and rags, to clean-up residues.
- Do not wash or hose remaining waste materials down the stormwater drain.
Below is an image displaying everything you need to clean a roof and prevent run-off into our waterways.
Disclaimers: This information is for general information purposes only and should not be relied upon for legal advice. Image provided by Gold Coast City Council.
Paints and products are designed for safe collection of drinking water.