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  1. Philip McCullough


    Having after the sale support from your suppliers is very important when your livelihood depends on the products you bought.

    I have done business with Miss Lori at PWP, bought AODD pump, hose reel and hoses, and can say she is top notch and only a txt/phone call away.

    I am sure Kevin is a great guy to work with as well and they both have a strong presence here at the RCIA.

  2. PressureWasherProducts


    Hello RCIA!

    For those of you whom use the 12 volt pumps and have guttered homes and buildings, we are offering a Delavan Pump sale!

    For a limited time, the FB2 or Fatboy 7870-101Y is $175.  Buy it here  This is the new and improved 7 gpm 12Volt pump up to 100 psi.  This is the most popular pump for Softwashing high pitch roofs with gutters besides the AODD pumps!

    5850-104E is $145 5 gpm 110 volt On Demand Pump  Buy it here

    5850-201E is $115 5 gpm 12 Volt 60 psi On Demand Pump*****2nd Most Popular for Softwashing  Buy it here

    7870-101E is $175 7 gpm 60 psi 12 Volt On Demand (Formerly known as the Fatboy)  Buy it here

    7812-101E is $60  2 gpm 60 psi 12 Volt On Demand Pump great for apply sealer  Buy it here

    5850-111E is $115 5 gpm 60 psi 12 Volt BYPASS pump  Buy it here

    Remember to pick up an 'Original Suction Hose Assembly with Slotted Tank Filter (AG16TF08-D)  Buy the Original Slotted SH Filter Here

    How to Install and Plumb a 12 Volt Softwash Pump by Pressure Washer Products and Rex, The Pump Guru

     

  3. PressureWasherProducts


    I have been using Slo Mo for the last few jobs and the stuff is AWESOME! It's crazy concentrated so it only takes a few ounces to do an entire roof. It also seems to clean extremely well and rinses easily.  Try it you'll like it! I will definitely buy it again and nothing else. 

    I love the honest feedback!!  Thank you so very much for posting! 

    For those whom want to add a fragrance and don't want to buy a pre-mixed surfactant and fragrance, try out samples first direct from the manufacturer.  Horizon, Chemia, Florachem and Nilum will send you free samples to try.  You can add as much as you need for the job and gain control over your costs.  Fragrance Link to Manufacturers

     

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  4. Philip McCullough


    You are right Phillip, Chis is an outstanding person!

    I have been at RCIA since just about it's beginning.

    I think I was the 1st to become certified, which is why my avatar is the original certification certificate I have.

    Through the years, I have watched Chris help and help and help!

    There have been members who turned against him and did backbiting and Chris held his cool longer than any man but Jesus could!

    I still find on other forums people insulting him and it makes me mighty angry!

    In every case, I reply and try to put them in their place [ which is a place wayyyy below Chris! ]

    Sometimes, if I'm just visiting a site, I register, just so I can reply to anyone who tries putting him down.

    I'm not brown nosing-Chris and I have known each other far too long to need to do that.

    I simply feel this strongly!

    He has been a friend and helper to so many!!

    That's what true friends do for each other Mr. Bergman :-) 

    Just wanted him to know that there are many of us "newbies" out here that really do appreciate the posts from the early days and I have learned a LOT from them :-) 

    Many folks just wont help the competition or they choose to simply go the "my way is only way" route, as many are now doing.

    On this site I learned that there are many ways to skin a cat. Once I was comfortable with the process and equipment we were gonna use we jumped in with both feet and I am so happy that I can PM the man himself with a "newbie" question and he will answer me with honest and straight information.

    That is to me invaluable :-) 

     

  5. Bergman Roof Cleaning


    What are you using as a roof mix and equipment?

    There have been popular surfactants-I used Ammonyx Lo for years, but had to drive over 100 miles to Tampa to get it.

    I tried everything else as it came out and then, as has happened to me many times-even though I have been cleaning roofs with no pressure since sometime in the mid to late 90's [ I'm guessing from some of my pictures I've run into, that were dated, that it's since about 1996 or so?

    Anyway, I learned from RCIA that GAIN dish liquid was compatible with SH, so that's what I've used ever since. Shingled roofs 30-35% SH and in my 100 gal mix tank about 44 oz of Gain-period.

    On tile, a 45-50% SH mix with 44-88 oz Gain and on very dirty, light colored roofs, about 15lb of TSP per 100 gal mix.

    I stuck with the Delavan 5gpm 12 volt delivery system, just because

    I'm almost 70 and too old to bother switching to air.

    My son is in the same business [ and now that he is largely recuperated from his fall in 2014 ] is working for me again-but mainly just pressure washing, or doing the lower portion of roofs from the ground. I do the rest.

    Anyway, he bought a double air delivery system = 2 compressors, 2 air pumps and carries 2 12 volt pumps for backup.

    HE LOVES THE AIR SYSTEM! However, they don't come cheap and after less than 2 years is on his 3rd pump and 2nd compressor-and that's about to meet it's maker! LOL

    How about you?

  6. Bergman Roof Cleaning


    REMOVING MY 3 REMOTE CALL FORWARDING NUMBERS ON THIS AND OTHER POSTS. HERE'S WHY I NEED TO AND YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE YOU GET REMOTE #'s TOO!:

    Back in around 1990, when everyone used landline phones instead of cell phones-I learned about Remote Call Forwarding numbers. I got a local number for Venice-Sarasota area 483--A local number for Englewood area 474-- and a local number for Port Charlotte-Punta Gorda areas 255-

    Back then I advertised in all 3 areas, using a few different phone books, covering those areas. In all, I had like 5-7 different individual phone books at a time going. Having those local numbers for those town areas, made potential customers see me as a local, instead of out of towner. My home phone number is an oddball starting with 698 and only covers rural areas, the largest being Rotonda.

    Now, I physically can only work 2 days a week and then take 5 days to recuperate from the pain and tiredness.

    SO! To make a short story long LOL I don't advertise in any phone books now and haven't for like 10 years!

    Modern day people are used to hiring companies that run off of cell phone numbers, many of which are not even Florida numbers!

    Few of them would even know that these old numbers were local for them???

    SO! LOL I am getting rid of all numbers except my home phone, which is what all the other numbers ring in to, the 698 number.

    POINT BEING default_geek.gif I'm visiting old posts on all the forums I have posted on and removing the 3 "Remote" numbers.

    If I leave them and a potential customer dials them-after I eventually shut them down, they will get

    "DEE DAA DEE THE NUMBER YOU HAVE CALLED IS NO LONGER IN SERVICE"

    Chances are they will then assume I am out of business and call the next roof cleaner / pressure washer on their list!

    It's going to be an enormous undertaking, but it will save me 2 things-$130.00 a month phone bills and 3/4ths of the telemarketer calls I get! When they see all 4 of my numbers, they call all 3 !! default_ass.gif

    That's my story. So, if you do get remote call forwarding numbers, be sure to make an accurate list of the websites you put them on, so you have the option the edit them out or, if editing is not possible, make a reply post saying "I am now using only 1 phone number ###-467-%%%% "

     

  7. Bergman Roof Cleaning


    Watch this 2 minute video I made and see the gentle cleaning method we use, as specified by the roofing manufacturers.  http://www.tubechop.com/watch/1052316

     

     

    Bergman Roof Cleaning has been licensed and insured in Charlotte and Sarasota County since 1989.

    BBB News Report Video, shows ratings can be bought at BBB. I DON’T
    PAY TO BELONG TO THE BBB, SO MY A+ rating with the BBB IS REAL! http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/business-bureau-best-ratings-money-buy/story?id=12123843

     

    My Rating is here- http://www.bbb.org/west-florida/business-reviews/pressure-washing-companies/chuck-bergman-in-port-charlotte-fl-90024694

     

    To read quotes from a number of roofing manufacturers and have the
    ability to actually click on the roofing manufacturers links and read
    those same words on their websites and technical bulletins, please visit
    my website and click on “Manufacturer Specificsâ€

    http://www.bergmanpressurewashing.com/

     

    See some of our Before / During / & / After work here-

    http://s119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/5282jt/

     

    ****** WARNING NOTICE: I have noticed in
    the last couple of years, successful roofers offering roof
    cleaning.Seeing as how the average cost to re-roof your house is around
    $4,000 to $30,000 – why would a roofer care about making an average
    $375.00 cleaning a roof? He wouldn’t. So, I assume it’s to “up-sell†or
    “Bait & Switch†?

    Once on your roof, he can tell you it needs replacing. If you say no, he
    can say “Cleaning will be $975.00″ So, it’s the perfect “pitch†to get
    bids in on roofing work! If he can’t sell you a new roof, he will at
    least be able to make nearly triple the money that a real roof cleaner
    would make.  If he really knows how to clean a roof at all?
    *******

     

     

     

    Most homeowners are unaware, that the roofing manufacturers specify exact cleaning methods and cleaning solutions, that may be used on their products, without voiding their warranties.  They all say “DO NOT PRESSURE WASHâ€

     

    Seeing as how the roofing manufacturers not only make the product,
    but also stand behind it with a warranty, common sense dictates we
    listen to them.

     

    “We†being you the homeowner and myself and others, who are in the business of cleaning roofs as contractors.

     

    Here in Florida, for instance, the black stains that appear on a roof
    are the living organism ( Gloeocapsa Magma algae ) that will gradually
    reduce the lifespan of the investment you made in your home.

     

    A roofs life expectancy can be reduced by as much as 50% leaving roof replacement as the only option.

     

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    941-698-1959 -Cape Haze,  Rotonda

    941-474-8883 -Englewood

    941-483-3673 -Venice

    941-255-8600 -Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte

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    post-201-0-55156400-1364481218_thumb.jpgThe  474, 483 and 255 numbers are no longer needed, so will soon be disconnected - please call just my main number 941-698-1959

    You will also find this number on my website.

    http://www.bergmanpressurewashing.com/

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  8. Bergman Roof Cleaning


    Watch this 2 minute video I made and see the gentle cleaning method we use, as specified by the roofing manufacturers.  http://www.tubechop.com/watch/1052316

     

     

    Bergman Roof Cleaning has been licensed and insured in Charlotte and Sarasota County since 1989.

    BBB News Report Video, shows ratings can be bought at BBB. I DON’T
    PAY TO BELONG TO THE BBB, SO MY A+ rating with the BBB IS REAL! http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/business-bureau-best-ratings-money-buy/story?id=12123843

     

    My Rating is here- http://www.bbb.org/west-florida/business-reviews/pressure-washing-companies/chuck-bergman-in-port-charlotte-fl-90024694

     

    To read quotes from a number of roofing manufacturers and have the
    ability to actually click on the roofing manufacturers links and read
    those same words on their websites and technical bulletins, please visit
    my website and click on “Manufacturer Specificsâ€

    http://www.bergmanpressurewashing.com/

     

    See some of our Before / During / & / After work here-

    http://s119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/5282jt/

     

    ****** WARNING NOTICE: I have noticed in
    the last couple of years, successful roofers offering roof
    cleaning.Seeing as how the average cost to re-roof your house is around
    $4,000 to $30,000 – why would a roofer care about making an average
    $375.00 cleaning a roof? He wouldn’t. So, I assume it’s to “up-sell†or
    “Bait & Switch†?

    Once on your roof, he can tell you it needs replacing. If you say no, he
    can say “Cleaning will be $975.00″ So, it’s the perfect “pitch†to get
    bids in on roofing work! If he can’t sell you a new roof, he will at
    least be able to make nearly triple the money that a real roof cleaner
    would make.  If he really knows how to clean a roof at all?
    *******

     

     

     

    Most homeowners are unaware, that the roofing manufacturers specify exact cleaning methods and cleaning solutions, that may be used on their products, without voiding their warranties.  They all say “DO NOT PRESSURE WASHâ€

     

    Seeing as how the roofing manufacturers not only make the product,
    but also stand behind it with a warranty, common sense dictates we
    listen to them.

     

    “We†being you the homeowner and myself and others, who are in the business of cleaning roofs as contractors.

     

    Here in Florida, for instance, the black stains that appear on a roof
    are the living organism ( Gloeocapsa Magma algae ) that will gradually
    reduce the lifespan of the investment you made in your home.

     

    A roofs life expectancy can be reduced by as much as 50% leaving roof replacement as the only option.

     

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    34287 33953 33948 34238 34275 34286 34291 33983 33952 33981 34224 34223
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    941-698-1959 -Cape Haze,  Rotonda

    941-474-8883 -Englewood

    941-483-3673 -Venice

    941-255-8600 -Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte

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    REMOVING MY 3 REMOTE CALL FORWARDING NUMBERS ON THIS AND OTHER POSTS. HERE'S WHY:

    Back in around 1990, when everyone used landline phones instead of cell phones-I learned about Remote Call Forwarding numbers. I got a local number for Venice-Sarasota area 483-

    A local number for Englewood area 474- and a local number for Port Charlotte-Punta Gorda areas 255-

    Back then I advertised in all 3 areas, using a few different phone books, covering those areas. In all, I had like 5-7 different individual phone books at a time going. Having those local numbers for those town areas, made potential customers see me as a local. My home phone number is an oddball starting with 698 and only covers rural areas, the largest being Rotonda.

    Now, I physically can only work 2 days a week and then take 5 days to recuperate from the pain and tiredness.

    SO! To make a short story long LOL I don't advertise in any phone books now and haven't for like 10 years!

    Modern day people are used to hiring companies that run off of cell phone numbers, many of which are not even Florida numbers!

    SO! LOL I am getting rid of all numbers except my home phone, which is what all the other numbers ring in to, the 698 number.

    POINT BEING default_geek.gif I'm visiting old posts on all the forums I have posted on and removing the 3 "Remote" numbers. If I leave them and a potential customer dials them-after I eventually shut them dow, they will get "DEE DAA DEE THE NUMBER YOU HAVE CALLED IS NOT IN SERVICE" Chances are they will then assume I am out of business and call the next roof cleaner / pressure washer on their list!

    It's going to be an enormous undertaking, but it will save me 2 things-$130.00 a month and 3/4ths of the telemarketer calls! When they see all 4 of my numbers, they call all 3 !! default_ass.gif

  9. Bergman Roof Cleaning


    You are right Phillip, Chis is an outstanding person!

    I have been at RCIA since just about it's beginning.

    I think I was the 1st to become certified, which is why my avatar is the original certification certificate I have.

    Through the years, I have watched Chris help and help and help!

    There have been members who turned against him and did backbiting and Chris held his cool longer than any man but Jesus could!

    I still find on other forums people insulting him and it makes me mighty angry!

    In every case, I reply and try to put them in their place [ which is a place wayyyy below Chris! ]

    Sometimes, if I'm just visiting a site, I register, just so I can reply to anyone who tries putting him down.

    I'm not brown nosing-Chris and I have known each other far too long to need to do that.

    I simply feel this strongly!

    He has been a friend and helper to so many!!

  10. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777


    Just wanted to say THANK YOU, Mr. Chris Tucker!

    We are experiencing exponetial growth here in Savannah and a lot of it has to do with the marketing stratagies that you and others have shared in the past.

    I have been reading, studying and learning much in the past 3 months!

    We are now being called, 2-3 times a week to quote jobs because "they found us on the internet"!

    So, Thank you again for continuing to share your knowledge and experience in this industry Sir :-) 

     

    Philip McCullough

    My Pleasure Phillip! 

  11. JerseyShoreGutterCleaning


    hey Kevin can you give me a price on a couple of manual rewind hannay manifoldless hose reels. 

    i need one for 200-300 feet of 3/4 inch chem hose for roof cleaning.

    and i need one for 250-300 feet of 1/2 inch pressure washing hose. 

    do they only come in powder coat ? or can you get  aluminum or stainless ? 

    also can you give me a price on a garden hose feed reel too.

    thanks. 

  12. Philip McCullough


    Just wanted to say THANK YOU, Mr. Chris Tucker!

    We are experiencing exponetial growth here in Savannah and a lot of it has to do with the marketing stratagies that you and others have shared in the past.

    I have been reading, studying and learning much in the past 3 months!

    We are now being called, 2-3 times a week to quote jobs because "they found us on the internet"!

    So, Thank you again for continuing to share your knowledge and experience in this industry Sir :-) 

     

    Philip McCullough


  13. Same here in Fort Wayne,IN. 60's all week almost 70 Wednesday, we're breaking records for February! Lol. Our season starts mid April and usually ends late October/early November. This season is going to be a good one for us. I've received calls in Jan and Feb and have 8 jobs booked for April already. The rest will start pouring in March and April. I'm projecting between 20-30 jobs scheduled before the season starts. Can't complain about that. Then when that starts it just keeps rolling.  Glad to hear your seasons starting off well American Pro