Roof Cleaning With Christmas Lights Up?

We cleaned a roof on Friday that had Christmas lights up on the gutters and peaks. I didn't think much of it other that I would have to be extra careful with the hoses and ladder. Now the customer says they are tripping his gfci?? They are obviously supposed to be waterproof so how would our solution hurt? He says he tested all 5 strands individually and all 5 tripped....Any ideas?

Thanks

Daniel Simmons
Pressure Washing America, LLC
 

Doug Rucker

Roundtable Host 2009
Water proof yes not bleach proof. The bleach will get into the little sockets of the bulbs and fry them. With the rain we had yesterday and today you have all the run off hitting them too. We never clean a roof with christmas lights on the gutters or roof.
 
Update - 3 of the 4 strands are back on now. Maybe the rain helped? Maybe they just needed some time? One of my own strands didn't work for 2 days and then I gave it a few days off and viola!

Daniel Simmons
Pressure Washing America, LLC
 

flanbo

New member
I've put a few jobs off till after the lights come down roof cleaning and pressure washing. To much of a pita and risk burning them up. Actually blows
 

maynianj

New member
I've put a few jobs off till after the lights come down roof cleaning and pressure washing. To much of a pita and risk burning them up. Actually blows

Same here. I won't touch a house unless the lights are down and the decorations are removed. SH and a nativity scene don't mix too well.
 
Water proof yes not bleach proof. The bleach will get into the little sockets of the bulbs and fry them. With the rain we had yesterday and today you have all the run off hitting them too. We never clean a roof with christmas lights on the gutters or roof.
I agree 100%, with Doug!!

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