Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Utter Filth

While we've had rain after the recent muddy rain, it will take more than one lot of rain to clean things down. It really needs to be heavy pelting rain, which we don't get too often, plus the last lot wasn't that clean either.

On the balcony and roof across the road.


A lower level across the road.


The roof of the building next door.


The tram tracks where cars don't drive and even the road where tyres don't run.


In the wide gutters of an apartment building across the road.


This is a huge building and as we sipped our coffee at Number One Queens Road, the window cleaners had nearly worked their way down the first lot of windows with maybe thirty more run downs to do. They earn their bickies. While our windows will be cleaned eventually, the balcony glass is our responsibility and it is hard work. One quite short resident cracked a rib when leaning over to clean his balcony glass. There is a company who cleans balconies but it is not cheap and I think it is so busy, we were virtually ignored when we called.

24 comments:

  1. That filth is very familiar here too. All that smoke has left its mark. And, since our recent rains didn't put out the nearest fire there is still smoke and ash in the air. I refuse to dust until the air is clean again. Ditto on the window front. It does look grotty though. City wide.

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  2. So sad everything you have all gone through due to the fires - it just keeps adding up...especially all those things you never consider like filth, soot and breathing quality. :-(

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  3. Cleaning windows is no fun. Sorry to hear about the tenant who cracked a rib. OUCH!

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  4. That reminds me that I have to call our window cleaner ! We have so many and so big can't (and will not) do it myself !

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  5. People in our building just slip them $20 to climb over and do the balcony windows.

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  6. It would be a hard task to clean the balcony glass yourselves. The rain has been lovely and light here and green shoots are starting to appear. I'm waiting until the tanks are full before washing the windows and verandahs.

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  7. fires and heavy smoke no fun. Our fire season usual start after mid July.

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  8. My back yard is very messy at the moment but the front door and windows are so dirty and i have a front porch so much dirt so little time.
    Merle.........

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  9. Holy Moly! What a mess! What you need is a good clean, cleansing, rain!

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  10. When I drove my car this weekend, it had a horrible sound coming up from the engine-ish area. Do you think all that mucky dirt might have damaged something important?

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  11. We're receiving rain; and have done for the past few days - with more to come. Many areas that have needed it badly have been receiving a lot, which is just wonderful.

    I just heard on the news that the rain will be hitting the bushfires still burning in NSW, and they are expected to be all put out by the end of this week. Terrific, uplifting news.

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  12. Utter filth?? Geez Andrew, you delicate flower, that's a bit of dirt, nothing more and it will wash/wear away eventually. I saw a lot more than that growing up in Port Pirie where the dirt is as red as the outback and dust storms were common.

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  13. I would clean filthy wood ash off my stove windows with wet newspaper and ash. Sparkling job. If you can find ash.

    the cleanup in Oz must be monstrous.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. After the recent fires most of our country is one big ash pit.

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  14. Gosh it does look at mess as did outside here at our place. The outside eating area was dreadful with thick red mud, well near enough on the table and tiles. B cleaned them so many times, then a bit of dirty rain and dirty again - finally they are clean enough as no rain.

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  15. Our dog (Billy) likes to put his muddy feet up onto our plate glass windows/doors; so I can appreciate your dilemma.

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  16. Oh dear, hopefully you get some heavy rain to shift it. We are having rain everyday. Sometimes gentle and other times tropical downpours.

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  17. My mother would have gotten a nervous breakdown !

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  18. We had to pressure wash our apartment carpark as we were having the lines re-done! The mud that came off was mind boggling! I still haven't washed my car.

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  19. A lot of dust all over. They will have to wait until some heavy rains.
    I hate window washing, I usually hire a window washer once every two years.

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  20. Rain or one very large vacuum cleaner.

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  21. On the list of jobs I would never do, window cleaners on a high rise is at the top or pretty darn close.

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  22. OMG! You lean over to clean your balcony glass, are you mad Andrew!!! Don't do it ever again, my tummy just flipped at the thought 😱

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