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  1. Gutter cleaning and vinyl cleaner Cicero, Cook County

    The next time you are outside, take a good look at your siding. Do you see green and black discoloration? That discoloration is actually algae, mildew and mold! They release air borne spores into the air. That is how they got there to begin with. Those organisms are alive and it can create an unhealthy environment for your family and pets, not to mention they are destroying the appeal of your property.  We are seeing more and more of this in Cicero and surrounding communities in Cook and other collar counties.

    The good news is that these invaders can be safely removed by a process called soft washing. Go here to read the rest of the story.

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  2. Southern Maryland Roof Cleaning

    Selling or safely maintaining your home? If you are selling your house a good idea is to wash it! The GUTTERDOGS company has an affordable solution for you! If you are just maintaining the appearance of your home the answer is the same. Safe low to no pressure cleaning.

    Roof Cleaning

    What is roof cleaning? Some companies use pressure to clean the shingles. It is becoming well know, and for good reason, that pressure can damage the shingles. These companies hide the fact that they pressure wash your roof by calling it a low pressure rinse. GutterDogs offers a safe affordable no pressure roof cleaning service that provides results the same day. If you was to put your home on the market the day after you would have a new looking roof! About 10% of the cost to replace it!

    Siding wash and wax

    In addition to cleaning your roof with a safe no pressure method we can clean your siding as well. Pretty much the same cleaning but for siding we include a wax! The wax does 2 things. Creates a less pourus surface for the mold and dirt to stick to and helps to bring back the color of the siding! This cleaning, with the wax added, lasts longer!

    Sidewalk cleaning, Driveways, basement stairwells etc.

    We can also clean concrete. The method we use to clean concrete is safe for the creme. Creme is the top layer. The equipment we use is state of the art, and the cleaning is uniform and lasts longer than traditional pressure washing methods.

    Deck and Fence wash

    Yup we clean these too!

    Gutters and downspouts

    Yes we clean these too. We have a little secret to get the downspouts 100% clean.

    Dryer vent cleaning

    The number one cause for home fires. We even clean the flex pipe!

    Get it all done in one day!

    Deals given on combine jobs! Call 240-355-1110



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  3. Tartan Window Cleaning

    Serving Nanaimo, Nanoose, Comox Valley, Campbell River and all areas in between.

    Rainey season is an excellent time for roof moss removal, gutter cleaning, siding cleaning.

    We need about a 1.5 hour window to apply treatment and to allow for dwell time. Then bring in the rain!

    It aids on the rinse resulting on some of the best results over the year, and the real bonus is the chemicals uses in treatment have virtually no adverse effects on your surrounding plants and foliage .

    We have great rain gear and are ready and willing to attend to your home to get it ready for the holiday season.   Look at our website, FAQ's give us a call if you have any other questions or concerns. 250-218-3099                                                                                                TWC_logo_.thumb.jpg.1a0364ca2bcb50d7169e

  4. When it's time to make a purchase, what's the first thing you do? If you are like me, you jump online to look at reviews.  more...

  5. Here's a beautiful example of our certified barrel tile roof cleaning results. This old tile roof was cleaned safely using zero pressure and environmentally friendly methods approved by the Roof Cleaning Institute of America. 

    A potential client recently stated that she was given another quote, for much cheaper than what any professional usually charges, and it sounded like the same process. It was her inclination to go with the other contractor, because why not? If it all sounds the same, it must be, right?

    That's not exactly true, and there are many reasons why. First, with Ultrasoft Pressure Washing LLC we are the only RCIA certified roof cleaning company currently active in the Jacksonville, Florida area. We have gone the extra mile to extend our education, and met the requirements needed to become certified roof cleaners. We take our work very seriously, and there are very few companies with our level of knowledge, training, and industry connections. Second we carry insurance that includes "care, custody, and control", which actually protects our client's property should something happen. Most companies carry general liability that offers little protection to home and business owners should they damage something in the process. Third, damage is a serious thing to consider when it comes to roof cleaning. Ultrasoft Pressure Washing utilizes RCIA approved methods that guarantee zero damage, and no loss of warranty due to improper practices. In fact, our company is frequently used by shingle manufacturers and insurance companies for warranty cleanings. 

    Even if a method sounds similar, and uses similar processes, there are limits to how a roof should be cleaned. Zero pressure roof cleaning uses specific chemical mixtures to clean the roof of algae and other organic contaminants. If these mixtures are used at too high of a concentration they can and will damage your roof. That goes for asphalt, metal roofing, epdm or rubber roof surfaces, and other types of roofing materials. The wrong mixtures run higher risks of damaging landscaping and other surfaces not intended for roof cleaning solutions. To top it off, what sounds like the same type of chemicals for roof cleaning can be very, very different. Sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite are very similar sounding, and too much of either is a bad thing. However, the properly metered ratios and concentrations of one over the other can safely clean any type of roofing materials. 

    Just like when buying a car, a lot of things sound the same. Both have wheels and tires, steering wheels, doors, windows, mirrors, etc. However, nobody would dare confuse a Yugo for a Ferrari. Indirectly, they sound like the same thing, but there is no comparing a Yugo to a Ferrari. They don't even make Yugos anymore, if that says anything. Same goes for roof cleaning in Jacksonville, Florida. You can go with the Yugo because it sounds like the same thing, but the Ferrari of roof cleaning companies is Ultrasoft Pressure Washing LLC and there is simply no comparison. 

    We offer:

    Family Owned and Operated Business

    Uniformed, Professional, Friendly Technicians

    Safe Practices - We don't take risks with your property or ourselves for that matter.

    RCIA Certified Roof Cleaning Experts - High Standards

    Care, Custody, and Control Insurance that protects your property.

    Jaw Dropping Results Guaranteed

    Worry Free Hassle Free Service

    Check out this amazing barrel tile roof cleaning performed in the exclusive San Jose community in Jacksonville, Florida for a very happy client of ours. For all of your roof cleaning needs in Jacksonville, Florida call Ultrasoft Pressure Washing LLC today. 


  6. We are in the middle of cleaning several large cedar shake roofs in the exclusive gated golf community of Semiahmoo in the city of Blaine, WA. Here you can see one of our cleaning technicians properly harnessed up for safety as he removes the debris from the roof using low pressure. Give Peak of Perfection Roof Cleaning a call at 360-831-9494 for all you Cedar Shake Roof Cleaning, Service and Restoration needs. See our Website for More information.



  7. This is a Great customer of ours who lives in this beautiful gated community in Odessa FL. We have been cleaning for him and his neighbors for the last 10 yrs. This home is a 10,000 sq ft home on 5 acres of property. All the homes in here have 5 acres or more land, so there is a big space to enjoy life, without being on top of each other.

    The homeowner called us out to Softwash his tile roof and huge patio. he is having a big party this weekend and wanted everything spruced up. With a home like this you can deffinitly entertain with no problem at all.

    Anyone in the Odessa FL area in need of roof cleaning please call us for a free estimate 727-919-1591












  8. Looking for a roof cleaning service in Greenville, NC? Call Clean Pro Exteriors. We only use a safe soft wash no pressure cleaning application that produces 100% eradication ratio.

    The best part, we back it with our Clean Pro "No Grow" 5 Year Warranty! Clink the Link for details

    Call us directly at 252.314.8284. Talk to you soon!



  9. Power washing is NOT the best method for cleaning most exterior surfaces. Although it is still a vital piece of equipment for many tasks there is a better way!!

    Soft-washing is a extremely effective way to remove dirt mold mildew algae and grime from surfaces on and around your home or property. Because of its very low pressure you are able to quickly clean a surface with out any damage at all. is Long Islands leading exterior cleaning company. We have the experience and equipment to make your property look its best and we have the work ethic and professionalism to get your project done quickly, with no hassle and at a reasonable cost. The cleaning season is quickly approaching call us soon to discuss our services and let us show you how good your home can look.

    Some of our services:   Cedar Roof cleaning, Slate roof cleaning, House washing, deck restoration, Gutter brightening and cleaning, paver cleaning and rust stain removal

    Erik Baumer 516-804-0447



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  10. This was a tile roof soft wash cleaning we did today in Palm Harbor FL. This customer was a referral from a neighbor we did a week ago. We also did a House Wash, Pool Deck & Cage & Driveway and walks.





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    Ah yes , the price wars. As a contractor when I set upon a price I base it on many factors. As a shopper you may feel you want the best deal. BUT is the lowest price the best deal. Come on, you know the answer to that. It is no. I did a roof cleaning job the other day for a set price, the owner had said," I paid the same thing last year but the guy also did my house and driveway" ( the guy who looked like a pro, Pressure washed the roof after being told not to, He peeled off some paint from the door step, He broke an outside lamp and he never finished the house. What do you think this poor service was from? His price was too low, His experience was either non existent or his morals were. I redid the job for a higher price and well it came out great. I took the time to do it right, I charged accordingly. I am running a business, this means I have insurance, I pay my taxes, JUST like you!!!
    Why would you hire someone that doesnt. AT neilson cleaning we are not the cheapest and we are not the most expensive, We charge accordingly. My price includes my professionalism, quality of work, my legal business status. If it is not in your budget to hire a pro, then save up a bit. you will be glad you did.
    John Neilson
    (386) 956-3406

  12. Dirty roof? Why spend $5000-$20,000 replacing your roof before it's time is up? A typical asphalt roof in the Walpole New Hampshire area should last from 20-35 years. I have seen lots of roofs 8-10-15 years old that are covered with GM (Gloeocapsa Magma-Black streaks) Moss, Lichen and or Rust stains that are being replaced needlessly costing New Hampshire home owners thousands of dollars.

    We use the industry's only cleaning method approved by the ARMA (American Roofing Manufacturers Association) which are the asphalt shingle manufacturers of North America.

    Non pressure cleaning leaves your roof & exterior surface Damage Free!!




    With your roof in Walpole New Hampshire being one of the most expensive structures of your home, it makes sense to maintain it as best as you can. Hiring a professional New Hampshire roof cleaning contractor will save you thousands of dollars on premature roof replacements.

    We also clean and revitalize Slate roofs, Metal roofs, siding, decks, patios, cement, fencing in Walpole as well.


    Please visit our web site and view our gallery to see what kind of difference we can make on your home.

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  13. Out catching up to more roof cleaning today. We were in Fairway Springs in New Port Richey FL today doing a shingle roof cleaning. This was a repeat customer from this subdivision, we have done many roofs in here over the years.

    This neighborhood is located right off of SR54 and it is another nice Golf Course community, as many here in the Sunshine State.

    As you can see, we have removed all the harmful mold & mildew from the roof, which steals years off the life of your roof if not removed and cleaned properly. No Pressure is ever used on any of our roof cleanings, so you don't have to worry about damage to the surface.

    Anyone in the New Port Richey FL area in need of roof cleaning, call us for your free estimate 727-919-1591





  14. Here is a beautiful home that we cleaned the roof and house.  This home is located in The Woodlands Texas area near Spring Texas. The Woodlands is beautiful area with lots of trees and Woods.  We clean quite a few roofs in this area, because the black algae stains build up and and cause a roof to lose it's natural color under all the ugly black stains.  Fortunately, for the homeowner's in The Woodlands, we never use a pressure washer to clean a roof.  Pressure Washing a roof, even if it's using low pressure ratings, can and will damage the shingles.  Call or Text us at 2818838470 for more information on our cleaning method that will return your roof back to it's natural color the sane day we clean it.  No waiting for rain, no pressure washing your roof.  It doesn't get any safer than that.



  15. Recently I was asked what is going on with asphalt roofs. They appear streaked with black and  growing things on them. Here is my response.

    In the late 70's-early 80's we had a petroleum shortage here in the U.S. Long gas lines,odd and even license plates determining when you could buy fuel etc. At that time asphalt shingle manufacturers were having trouble getting petroleum to use in their products, asphalt shingle. They  had to come up with a new formula for their product so they added fillers to take the place of the missing petroleum. They added limestone dust to the base and coated with small amounts of asphalt.  Calcium Carbonate,a food product was also introduced and used in shingle manufacturing. These fillers seemed like a good plan at the time.

    The problem with using these fillers they learned a few years later is they are food for algae,moss and lichen. All these organisms slowly eat away at the shingles seeking more food. The Shingle manufactures first noticed the flaw in their plan on roofs in the lower states. The higher humidity increased the growth dramatically. The manufactures had to come up with a plan for cleaning their product without voiding their own warranty. This method gave birth to the asphalt roof cleaning industry.

    Call it climate change,global warming, whatever, but the fact is it is more humid in the northern states now then it was 20-30 years ago, enabling the spread of the algae to flourish on roofs throughout the U.S.

    After all these years of complaints and lawsuits the Shingle manufacturers are once again changing the formula for their product. Rather then go back to the old formula they've decided to just add another mineral to the existing formula. The outcome of the new formula is still unknown.

    by Sussex County Roof Cleaning


    http://www. sussexcountyroofcleaning 



  16. Attn Realtors, Selling a home is no easy task and selling one that looks like this is practically impossibleIMG_0307.thumb.JPG.068c858c67866e2865f98But advising your clients were to spend their money like Roof and Exterior cleaning will help you sell that house so much faster and for top dollar,making you more money.

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    So have your clients make the smart choice for selling their home in Sussex County and have them call 

    Sussex County Roof Cleaning today. 973-948-2700



  17. The many benefits of Roof Cleaning start with protecting your investment. A roof left untouched, but growing algae, lichen, and moss is drastically eating away at your investment in your roof, leading to premature wear, degranulization, and eventually a leaking roof. Many homeowner insurance companies are threatening to cancel policies due these types of damage.

    An infested roof, even if only appearing as black streaking on the surface, can raise your heating/cooling bills substantially. These streaks, as well as other forms of algae or moss hold moisture and retain heat. This causes heat build up in your attic spaces causing your climate systems to run more often.

    Maintaining your roof saves you from replacement, saving thousands of dollars and protecting the environment by keeping materials out of local landfills. On average a certified roof cleaner can clean your roof for about 10% the cost of replacing your roof. Many roofs that are maintained properly far out live there expected life span given by the manufacturer.

    Perhaps the biggest benefit in a homeowner's eyes is curb appeal. An ugly,infested roof is an eyesore. Let's face it, nobody wants to own the ugly house in the neighborhood. Now imagine trying to sell that house. If potential buyers don't like the outside of the house, they're not even going to look at the inside. In the buyer's eyes, if the exterior isn't maintained the entire interior is put into question. A home maintained with good curb appeal will sell much faster with fewer issues in the sales process then a home with bad curb appeal.

    Do yourself and your neighborhood a favor and call Sussex County Roof Cleaning to maintain the exterior of your home. We offer many services to maintain your home including roof cleaning, house washing, deck washing, gutter cleaning, gutter whitening, and skylight cleaning. We service the following towns:

    • Andover 
    • Branchville
    • Byram 
    • Sparta 
    • Franklin
    • Stockholm 
    • Hewitt 
    • West Milford 
    • Warwick
    • Vernon 
    • Sussex 
    • Wantage 
    • Quarryville 
    • High Point 
    • Frankford
    • Stillwater
    • Blairstown
    • Newton
    • Montague
    • Sandyston 
    • Layton 
    • Dingmans Ferry


    Call 973-948-2700 to give your home back the curb appeal it once had.




  18. Once again Sussex County Roof Cleaning has saved another roof for a Sparta homeowner. Using our state of the art non-pressure cleaning equipment we were able safely and effectively remove the algae,moss,and black streaks. Restoring this ten year old roof to looking like the day it was installed.

    Using a certified roof cleaning company to maintain your exteriors cleanliness is a wise choice. The team at Sussex County Roof Cleaning has been fully trained and certified by the RCIA and use only Non-Pressure equipment to clean roofs and siding.

    For a free written estimate please call Sussex County Roof Cleaning at 973-948-2700 or check out our website at

  19. Picture Do you wonder who made those black oily streaks and dark stains on your roof? It could be space aliens or maybe from racoons skidding their bottoms across the roof, tar baby tracks, jet fuel (From alien craft), tree sap, acid rain or really black dirt. Believe it or not, it is caused by Gloeocapsa Magma an algae. As this space mutant algae eats and multiplies, the colonies become larger and more dense. The dense area of the algae colonies are evident by the ugly black poop streaks which algae excrete as a protective sheathing that stain the roof. Along with the stain Gloeocapsa Magma eat the limestone filler in the shingle, they turn nitrogen into ammonia which acts as a fertilizer source for moss, algae and lichens causing them to grow and flourish.

    This air born algae is more prevalent as you travel west of the Cascade mountains. Besides the damage they do by eating the calcium carbonate, limestone layer, they also promote the colonization and growth of other destructive organisms. The effects of the algae are not only unsightly but very costly if not treated. If your roof is infected by algae, space aliens, or other mutant organisms such as Northwest mega mutant moss or lichen, have the best certified roof cleaner (non-pressure spray system) inspect it as soon as possible.
    Bio Soft Wash 503 383-1285

  20. Yet another roof saved in Blairstown,NJ by Sussex County Roof Cleaning. Using our No-Pressure system we were able to safely remove all forms of algae,mold,moss,lichen, and the black streaks from the asphalt singles on the home. Not only does it dramatically increase the curb appeal, but it saves you money versus costly unnecessary replacement. Using the same system we also clean your siding with No-Pressure.

    Call Sussex County Roof Cleaning at 973-948-2700 improve your homes appeal today



  21. Roof Cleaning Info. Charlotte & Sarasota County Florida


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    What you see in the above videos, is all that should be done to clean roofs 100%.
    A pressure washing machine should never even be started up during the cleaning process and at Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing we have over 25 years experience right here at out home location in Charlotte County 33981. Convinced 1st because many roofing manufacturers and the ARMA roofing manufacturers association all say to clean roofs in the same manner that we do. Also, after starting out in 1989 pressure washing roofs and seeing the roofs come clean looking, but having to feel bad about the wear and tear I was causing, I feel proud now, to make them not only look mostly like new, but no damage at all occurs!
    It's a simple 1 part, self cleaning application of roofing manufacturer specified cleaning agents.
    Many manufacturers say specifically "Do Not Pressure Wash"

    Be wise and stick with the roofing manufacturers only specified cleaning chemicals - Bleach, soap and water. Plus only use the same manufacturers specific Non-Pressure chemical cleaning application on your roof! Pressure Washing Your Roof Could Void The Manufacturer's Warranty + will most certainly, to one extent or another, damage it!
    A pressure washing job would consist of applying chlorine and perhaps soap through a downstream chemical injector-most chemical injectors advertise 20% but some say over 30% like the Alison Super Suds Sucker. Then an average pressure washer is 3000 to 4000 psi. This pressure will not only blow a considerable amount of granules off of a shingled roof, or the glazing / or paint from a tile roof, it will also blast that chlorine application under the shingles or tiles, perhaps reaching nails and fasteners etc under your shingles. With "Non-Pressure" Cleaning, we use 25 to 35% bleach for shingles and up to 50% for tile, as suggested by a few roofing manufacturers, plus Soap and water and only up to 60 psi pressure, just enough to get the roof cleaning mix up on the roof.

    Here is also a video of us cleaning a tile roof. Not even a tile roof should be blasted with a 3000 to 4000 lb [psi] pressure washer! Especially since no pressure at all is needed!

    At Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing, clearly we do all types of pressure cleaning, we are perhaps the oldest pressure washing business in Charlotte County! Having been in business ever since 1989 not only in Charlotte County, but also Sarasota County. We just don't pressure clean roofing, because we have learned it is the wrong way to clean a roof. It causes too much wear & damage.

    The roofing manufacturer links below all say to use this method.
    They all also warn against "Pressure Washing"

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    {ARMA Roofing Manufacturer Association Cleaning Bulletin}

    {CORNING Roofing Manufacturer} Click number 1 "algae growth"

    The ARMA also says not to allow anyone to apply any roof coatings. This is something to watch out for! A common sales gimmick. Usually pressure washing companies-not roof cleaning companies-will persuade you to pressure wash your roof
    [ saying they turned the pressure way down :-)  get out your pressure gauge, or be fooled -and then sell you an after coating, which they want to reapply every 2 years.
    Names like Roof-A-this, Roof-a-That,  Roof Armer, Etc- Not wanting to name any specific one, because suing is a big part of their businesses.
    Read the ARMA warning below and see why to not allow such coating to be applied to your roof!.

    Te above roofing manufacturer association says specifically, not to allow anyone to apply any roof coatings, meant to deter the re-growth of algae. One reason they give, is none have proven successful, but also the possibility of damage etc is mentioned.
    This is a common sales gimmick. Usually pressure washing companies-not roof cleaning companies-will pressure wash your roof and then sell you an after coating, which they want to walk your roof and reapply every 2 years. 2 Years is the length of the after-coating warranty. That's because most roofs, even power washed, stay clean at least that long anyway. However, roofs cleaned properly, without a pressure washer, usually only need cleaning every 3-4 years-almost double that of a power wash job!

    Product names like Roof-A-this and Roof-A-That , Roof Armer Coat etc {Names changed} are after coatings. The above link from The roofing manufacturer association, warns not to allow after-coatings.

    Call for a free firm price quote. 941-474-8883




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  22. Here are 3 barrel tile roofs we cleaned in the Tampa Florida area last week 5-12-2015



    As you can see, one of them had quite a lot of tree debris, and even some Moss on the north side of the roof.

    2 out of 3 of these roof cleaning customers are what we call repeat customers that we cleaned for, years ago.

    They remembered the great job we did, cleaning their tile roofs properly, w/o breaking the tiles, and hired us again.

    In fact, most of out current customers are repeat customers, and we are proud of that.  We have been safely cleaning flat and barrel tile roof here in the Tampa area, for over 20 years. 

    If you would like to get a free, no obligation idea of what your tile roof cleaning cost will be, call us at 813-655-8777