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What to do about moss on roof tiles blocking the gutters?

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MaryTheBookeeper Thu 09-Jul-20 17:30:09

I've just looked outside with this constant rain to see my gutters are blocked with large pieces of moss. I have those deeply ridged, sanded concrete roof tiles. Moss loves it & grows into fat cushions which then fall into the gutters. What can I do about this? I can only think a 3-storey scaffold & get someone to physically brush the roof! But that would be super ££££. Has anyone got any better ideas?

shysal Fri 10-Jul-20 17:19:59

I use a firm called Ben's Gutters. I think they are a national company, but they phone or text when they are in my area. I think originally they put a card through my door. I don't remember the cost, but it can't have been expensive or I wouldn't have used them. They can also do minor repairs not requiring parts.
www.bensgutters.com/residential-gutter-cleaning/

shysal Fri 10-Jul-20 17:26:13

P.S. I have a 2 storey house and they use a ladder and bucket.

Nightsky2 Fri 10-Jul-20 17:34:49

Your window cleaner might be able to help. We’re on 3 floors and our window cleaner uses a pressure thingy with some kind of attachment and is going to try and remove a weed growing in the corner of our gutter next time he comes.