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

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    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

     

     

  2. blog-0376765001427625070.jpgSpring is finally here in Central Pennsylvania despite the unseasonable cold temperatures we are still dealing with. According to the experts, it could be a particularly difficult season for allergy and asthma sufferers. Over 40 million Americans who are used to dealing with spring allergies know that the end of March means the start of runny noses, watery eyes and other uncomfortable allergy symptoms

    In recent years, we have seen milder winters, which meant the early arrival of both pollen and spring allergies. Because we have had a much longer and colder winter, allergy season may start later and end sooner but, could pack quite a punch to the allergy sufferers in Central Pennsylvania while it is here.

    Oftentimes, the only way for an allergy sufferer to get some relief this time of year is to stock up on allergy pills and nasal sprays in an effort to minimize the suffering. Asthma sufferers are worse off than the average seasonal allergic person. Because it is typically the early spring that is the worst for asthma, doctors recommend asthmatics begin using their prescribed medications well before spring and spring allergy season begins.

    For those seasonal allergy sufferers who are not given relief from over-the-counter drugs, it may be necessary to take different measures. Newly available medications including immunotherapy pills work in the same manner as allergy shots have in the past.

    But there are precautions that can be taken to help ease the impending suffering of a person with springtime allergies in addition to whatever type of medications you would use to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies.

    The savvy asthmatic or allergy sufferer will find it helpful to keep track of local pollen counts, which can be found online or by checking your local weather forecast. By keeping track of the pollen counts, it may make it easier to avoid outdoor activities. If it is still necessary to spend time outdoors, it may be most comfortable for allergy or asthmas to do so in the afternoon. Generally, the counts tend to highest between 5AM and 10AM and at their lowest right after a heavy rainfall. But also know that pollen can blow as much as 50 miles, making very difficult to escape!

    Another way to lessen the suffering from seasonal allergies is to try to keep pollen out of your home environment. Coats, jackets, shoes and hats should be taken off immediately upon entry to your home so help prevent contaminating other parts of your home with pollen that was carried into your “pollen free†living environment. Showering before bedtime to remove any residual pollen is also a necessary step to prevent transfer of pollen to your bedding.

    Cleaning your home’s exterior is yet another way to keep nasty pollutants such as pollen or algae from triggering allergic reactions. Regular cleaning of your home’s exterior including sidewalks, driveways, decks and other surfaces will help wash away the pollen, algae and other pollutants that cause springtime seasonal allergies.

    Liberty SoftWash, located in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKkhCFutRVA, is a great choice for all your exterior cleaning needs. Some of the services we provide include: pressure washing, soft wash roof cleaning, house washing, deck cleaning, gutter cleaning and more. Call the professionals at Liberty SoftWash for your exterior cleaning needs in Central Pennsylvania. (717) 578-5342

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    Does your slate roof look darker than others?

    Is there moss and lichen growing on your slate roof?

    Pocono Non-Pressure Roof & Exterior Cleaning has been servicing slate roofs throughout Sussex County NJ since 2007. Our experienced and trained staff uses a non-pressure/soft washing method combined with the proper use of detergents to leave your slate roof free and clear of black algae, lichen and moss.

    Never allow a contractor to walk on your slate roof using a pressure washer or a surface cleaning machine in an attempt too clean your roof. They will not only fail at eradicating the roof of the infestation but they will damage your beautiful slate roof.

    We have been actively involved in our industry to allow us to keep up on all new technology, training methods and safety. We are considered by our peers as the leading authority on slate roof cleaning not only in Sussex County but all surrounding counties in northwest New Jersey and northeast Pennsylvania.

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  4. Roof Washing Cascade,MI

    We recently cleaned this homes roof in Cascade, MI. The home owner did not like the way his home was looking with all the black streaks on his roof. Nothing makes a beautiful home look terrible than having black streaks all over the roof. With a safe roof wash from Kleen Roof & Exterior, home owners no longer need to have a dirty roof.

    other services offered by us.

    • House Washing
    • Gutter Whitening
    • Gutter Clean-out
    • Cement Cleaning
    • Deck Cleaning

    ​If you would like more information, please visit our website, and fill out our contact form. We will contact you shortly. Or give us a call at: 616-914-9064

  5. blog-0272436001395932961.jpgBrian C. Jackson is a roof cleaner that uses a safe non pressure application to rid your roof of the ugly black stains. This type of staining is called gloeocapsa magma and it is an algae that is feeding on the roof and shortening the life of the roof. The homes in Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824, 01863 have this same problem with the algae and these roof will need to be cleaned or the roof will need to be replaced earlier than expected. A proper roof cleaning according to the ARMA (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association) is having the roof cleaned with a non pressure method and not using a power washer or a pressure washer. The use of a high powered machine can and will damage the roof granules and this method is not recommended or approved and it may void the warranty on the roof. To get a free estimate on roof cleaning or any of the other exterior soft washing services we offer call Brian @ (603)401-8408 or visit the website @ www.jacksoncontracting.net
  6. Thompson Roof Cleaning and Power Washing LLC

    Whippany NJ Roof and Exterior Soft Washing

    (877) 420-WASH or (732) 726-9261

    Whippany Roof Cleaning Services

    We do not use a pressure washer to clean roofs! Everything staining your roof is alive and contagious. Moss, mold, lichen and algae are removed by applying a detergent that sterilizes the growth. There is a small amount of bleach in the detergent which is used to kill the moss and mold. This process created a near 100% kill ratio on the organism creating the roof stains. The result is a clean and truly sterile roof. Our detergents are applied at pressures less than 60psi.

    Soft washing has replaced the dated high pressure method of the past. We do not rely on blasting high pressure to create clean. Each stain is removed by applying our proprietary detergent. This process is safe for all surfaces including vinyl, stucco, cedar and even painted surfaces. Get a free quote for roof cleaning in Whippany NJ today. Check out our sister site for Roof and Exterior Cleaning Hanover Township.

  7. Slate roofs can easily be considered one of the most visually pleasing and durable materials used in the roofing industry. A slate roof can have a life well over 100 years if properly maintained.

    A large part of maintaining your slate roof’s natural beauty is keeping it free of algae, mosses and lichen growth. If this type of growth is left untreated, it can cause lifting of the slate tiles, which will lead to wood deterioration under the slate tiles.

    A slate roof can safely be cleaned using a soft wash cleaning method. Liberty SoftWash specializes in soft wash slate roof cleaning and can eliminate the unsightly stains caused by algae growth and return your slate roof to its original beauty.

    During the soft wash cleaning process, a cleaning solution is applied from a specially designed pump that utilizes a low-pressure delivery system. Our technicians will not walk on your slate roof but will apply the solution safely from a secure ladder system. We will not use any high pressure on your slate roof during our soft wash cleaning process.

    The results we are able to achieve with our soft wash roof cleaning are dramatic and can return even the dirtiest slate roof to its original color and beauty.

    Give the slate roof cleaning specialists at Liberty SoftWash a call to discuss your slate roof cleaning needs. (717) 578-5342

    www.LibertySoftWash.com

    Liberty SoftWash services the following cities and their surrounding areas:

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    Slate roofs can easily be considered one of the most visually pleasing and durable materials used in the roofing industry. A slate roof can have a life well over 100 years if properly maintained.

    A large part of maintaining your slate roof’s natural beauty is keeping it free of algae, mosses and lichen growth. If this type of growth is left untreated, it can cause lifting of the slate tiles, which will lead to wood deterioration under the slate tiles.

    A slate roof can safely be cleaned using a soft wash cleaning method. Liberty SoftWash specializes in soft wash slate roof cleaning and can eliminate the unsightly stains caused by algae growth and return your slate roof to its original beauty.

    During the soft wash cleaning process, a cleaning solution is applied from a specially designed pump that utilizes a low-pressure delivery system. Our technicians will not walk on your slate roof but will apply the solution safely from a secure ladder system. We will not use any high pressure on your slate roof during our soft wash cleaning process.

    The results we are able to achieve with our soft wash roof cleaning are dramatic and can return even the dirtiest slate roof to its original color and beauty.

    Give the slate roof cleaning specialists at Liberty SoftWash a call to discuss your slate roof cleaning needs. (717) 578-5342

    www.LibertySoftWash.com

    Liberty SoftWash services the following cities and their surrounding areas:

    17401 17402 17403 17404 17405 17406 17601 17602 17603 17604 17101 17102 17103 17104 17110 17111 17325 17055 21014 21204 20737 17361 17356 17313

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  8. 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.

     

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    Rehoboht Beach Delaware roof cleaning services brought to you by the professionals at Kendall Roof and Exterior Cleaning! When your looking for a company that knows low pressure roof cleaning, and the correct way to accomplish that, look no further!

    At this point, your roof is either covered in black streaks or it is starting to develop green moss growth! Your roof can be cleaned and restored to a "like new" condition for only a fraction of the cost! With our low pressure roof cleaning solutions, you can rest easy knowing that no damage will be done to your roof, or siding for that matter.

    For a same day quote, please give us a call or request more info by clicking this link and filling out our secure contact form!

    Rehoboth Roof Cleaning

    443-880-7011

  10. Here is a roof we cleaned in Trinity FL. The homeowners of this home watched us clean their neighbors roof and were very impressed by our service. Like anything in business, your work speaks for itself.

    They were concerned about their landscaping around their home, but noticed that we cover most plants and come with 600 gal of our own water to rinse before during and after roof application. Trinity Fl is a fairly new town adjacent to New Port Richey, we were in the Heritage Springs subdivision of Trinity Fl.

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    This is another beautiful golf community where most homeowners move around by Golf Cart. Trinity is in the middle of it all, SR 54 to the north Suncoast Hwy to the east Tampa airport just 25 min to the south.

    After we completed the roof cleaning we cleaned the driveway & sidewalks as well, the house was returned to it's original clean appearance. Keeping your tile or shingle roof clean not only will save you from having to prematurely replace your roof, but it dramatically improves the curb appeal of your home.

    If anyone in the 34655,34654 zip codes Trinity / New Port Richey Fl area needs their roof cleaned, please call us for your free no obligation estimate 727-919-1591

  11. blog-0450523001421517086.jpgThe bacteria you see as black overall or in streaks, is Gloeocapsa_magma pronounced Glow-e-o-cap-sa mag-ma.

    This Wikipedia article explains that the black on roofs is a bacteria, similar to a plant.

    So, when new "Gimmick Sales Products" come out, that say "Won't Harm Plants" you will know it won't kill that super strong plant on your roof!!

    What plant do you know of strong enough to thrive under the conditions roofs offer? Shingles surpass 100 degrees in the summer and who knows how cold in the winter?

    It lives through rainy weather and droughts.

    That's why the roofing manufacturers never specify any of these "homeowner chemicals, sold online or in hardware stores to clean their roofing products-they know it won't work and may just cause damage to your roofing.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloeocapsa_magma

    Read what the roofing manufacturers say to do to clean the black off. It's not Pressure Washing, Power Washing, Pressure Cleaning! In fact, they say specifically not to use such high pressure methods. Instead they say - Well, go ahead and read it on their websites yourself, right here on my website! = http://www.bergmanpressurewashing.com/Manufacturer_Specifics.html

    Watch me clean with this gentle process here on Youtube-

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    Chuck Bergman And Son Pressure Cleaning

    10493 Greenway Ave

    Englewood, Florida

    34224

    941-474-8883

    I started out as just a pressure cleaning service here in Englewood Florida in 1989, and although we don't use any pressure to clean tile or shingle roofing, we do professionally pressure clean houses, pool areas, decking and concrete surfaces here in Englewood daily.

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    For concrete, we have a special machine called a

    "Flat Surface Cleaner" or Cement Surface Cleaner"

    You will see me using this pressure cleaning machine on driveways and sidewalks here in Englewood Florida on my home page slideshow, and on my Flickr photos link, below.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27773239@N02/?saved=1

    Pressure Cleaning Of House Exteriors

    With proper maintenance, your home can grow in value while being a source of pride for you and your family. Chuck Bergman Pressure Cleaning services Englewood Florida, and provides cleaning services to homeowners who wish to restore and protect their greatest investment -- their home.

    Keeping the exterior of your Englewood FL home clean can do more than just make your house more appealing. It can also increase its value and extend the life of the products used to cover the outside of your home, which can save you thousands of dollars in repair costs. Our Cleaning services are very affordable, especially when you consider the benefits of pressure cleaning your home in terms of future savings for home maintenance.

    You can certainly attempt to power wash your home yourself, but If you do not have the proper equipment, know which pressure cleaning products are right for the job, or know how to safely operate a power washer without causing damage to your home, it may be in your best interest to hire a licensed and insured Englewood Florida cleaning contractor like us instead.

    Pressure Cleaning Vinyl or Aluminum Siding

    Vinyl siding cleans up with very little pressure needed. However, certain steps should be taken to ensure the work lasts for extended periods of time. One of the misconceptions about pressure cleaning houses in Englewood covered with vinyl siding, is that a simple garden hose is all that's required. This is not true, and if your main reason for cleaning the house is to remove mildew, then you will soon find out that simply Pressure Cleaning The House was only a temporary fix, as the mildew will usually return within under a year, especially in our warm, damp climate, here in Englewood Florida.

    To keep the vinyl siding looking new for longer periods of time, a wax mix can be added to the pressure cleaning process, which will help the vinyl resist the growth of Florida mildew, as well as reduce the amount of dirt that sticks to the siding. Adding the wax as a 3rd step in the pressure cleaning process will save you money in the long run.

    It will also protect the vinyl siding from the outdoor Florida elements we have here in Englewood. No different than applying wax to your car to protect the finish. You wouldn't want to skip that step for too long or the finish will start to look discolored and everything that touches it sticks, that is the same thing that happens to your home.

    Not just any wax mixture is beneficial. With our 23 years experience here in Englewood Florida in the pressure cleaning business, we have obtained the best formula, for each individual home's exterior!

    If you think you will want wax applied, ask us for a price when you call, so we can bring the wax & applicator jet.

    Most wax applications cost about $40.00 extra.

    Pressure Cleaning for Concrete Driveways, Walkways and Sidewalks

    Cleaning concrete is one of the tasks that can change your "Curb Appeal" quite literally! Concrete is very porous which allows dirt and other debris to bed deep into the concrete, resulting in a situation where high powered commercial pressure washing machines, as well as professional concrete cleaning machines, are the only sure means of removal.

    Pool Decks & Pressure Cleaning Screened Enclosures

    Pool areas can definitely be safely and effectively cleaned. Not only can the nasty cobwebs and bug debris be cleaned from the nylon mesh, but also the green & black mildew / fungus and algae can be removed from the metal framework as well.

    Our father and son "ONLY" business, licensed and insured to clean in Englewood Florida, accomplish this cleaning task with low to medium pressure by using special "long reach" wands, when needed, along with pressure adjusting valves and tips. Carefully "water sweeping" the mesh clean of debris after using a mild chemical solution to dissolve the organic mold and algae staining right off the metal frame's surface. It's as safe and easy as that!

    So, if you are looking for Professional Pressure Cleaning In Englewood Florida call us at 941-474-8883

    Chuck Bergman

    10493 Greenway Ave

    Englewood, Florida

    34224

  13. Here is a shingle roof we just cleaned today 1 - 19 - 2015 in the Providence Lakes section of Brandon FL, in zip code 33511

    This customer received a roof cleaning letter from Greenacre Properties, his Homeowners Association.

    He had a deadline to have his shingle roof cleaned, and called us at the very last minute.

    We are based in Brandon, and about 5 minutes away from Providence Lakes.

    We were able to squeeze him in, so he could comply with the roof cleaning letter he received.

    As you can see by the pictures, this job came out beautifully, like all our roof cleanings do.

    Call us at 813-655-8777 for a free estimate, if you need your roof cleaned the right way.

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  14. blog-0737400001400204835.jpgHere is a tile roof cleaning we just did today 5-15-2014 for a very nice Plastic Surgeon from Canada. This nice doctor just purchased this beautiful waterfront home in the exclusive Andalucia Community in Apollo Beach Florida.

    Here are the pictures

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    Our customer is planning to get his home painted, and wanted to get the tile roof cleaned first. It is always best to clean a tile roof before you paint any house, to make sure any residual chemicals do not run down onto the new paint.

    If you live in Apollo Beach, and want a free estimate on our roof cleaning services, call us at 813 655 8777

  15. Pacific Roof Cleaning provides certified, safe roof cleaning with guaranteed results. We clean tile, asphalt shingle, slate, metal and cedar shake.

    Santa Cruz county has a unique micro climate. Instead of summer warmth, many coastal areas are covered in a marine layer throughout much of the day. This consistent moisture level provides the perfect conditions for the Cyanobacteria Gloeocapsa Magma, the 'algae' responsible for the dark roof stains visible on roofs throughout the county. This bacteria retains even more moisture, allowing moss and lichen to grow and flourish.

    The ideal time to have your roof cleaned is before moss begins to take hold. We offer the only service suggested by the roof manufacturers themselves such as ARMA and GAF. Results are immediate and long lasting.

    Consider some other reasons you should trust "Pacific Roof Cleaning":

    * The only certified roof cleaning contractor in California
    * We do not use pressure to clean roofs, as suggested by shingle manufacturers
    * We are a licensed and insured contractor with workers compensation on all employees
    * We are a certified NRCIA roof inspector and carry an A+ rating with the BBB
    * We have a proven track record of amazing results without damage to property including trees and plants
    * Our crews are uniformed, professional and conscientious
    * We have an extensive knowledge of the causes and proper solutions for dirty roofs
    * We are genuinely friendly and courteous

    For a roof that 'looks like new', contact us now for a free estimate.

  16. blog-0460262001424136884.jpgThe black you see on your roof is generally referred to as black algae. It's actually a bacteria, according to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloeocapsa_magma

    At Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning and Pressure washing, we can completely erradicate that algae and in most cases make your roof look like it did when it was new!

    Pressure Washing will remove the appearance [ along with the granules on shingles and the glazing on tiles ] but using a power washing machine does not erradicate the living bacteria, by any means! It does blow it all around your house though. So, after a Pressure Cleaning job, your roof looks clean, but is still coated in the living bacteria spores and they continue to grow, as you will see clearly in about a year or in 1 1/2 years. Also, all that bacteria that has been blown from the roof-alive- is now going to grow strong on your house walls, awnings, pool enclosure, deck and driveway / sidewalks.

    Why blast it, when you don't have to?

    What we do is referred to as "Soft Washing" Non-Pressure Roof Cleaning" No-Pressure or Chemical cleaning"

    We didn't invent it. The roofing manufacturers, most likely tired of paying for premature roof replacements from pressure washing machines causing so much damage, came up with what is simply a chemical treatment, applied with about 60 psi { Pressure Washers Run 3000 to 4000 psi }

    We don't even start a pressure washer during a roof cleaning and if one is started, the contractor is fooling you!

    Attached are 3 videos of me cleaning 3 different types of roofs with this method.

    Call 941-698-1959 for a free firm price quote [ not an estimate! ]

    Visit my website at http://www.bergmanpressurewashing.com/

  17. blog-0387473001420226255.jpgI have been in business here in Charlotte and S. Sarasota Counties since 1989

    Visit my website: http://www.bergmanpressurewashing.com/

    I AM ONE OF THE FEW "CERTIFIED" ROOF CLEANERS IN THE WHOLE STATE!--

    http://roof-cleaning-institute.activeboard.com/f523639/roof-cleaning-englewood-fl/

    Watch me gently clean these roofs on Youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNX4h0tWvQU

    What you see in the above videos, is all that is done to clean roofs 100%.

    A pressure washing machine is never started up during the cleaning process and never should be.

    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 those same manufacturers specific Non-Pressure chemical cleaning on your roof! Pressure Washing Your Roof Could Void The Manufacturer's Warranty + Damage it!

    Here is also a video of us cleaning a tile roof. No 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 and have done so since 1989 here in Charlotte & Southern Sarasota County. We just don't pressure clean roofing, because 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 say specifically "DO NOT PRESSURE WASH"

    {GAF Roofing Manufacturer}

    http://georgoulisroofing.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Algae_Staining_on_Shingled_Roof_Surfaces_-_Steep_Slope_Techn-43-808-v3.pdf

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

    http://roofing.owenscorning.com/homeowner/thingsyoushouldknow/needaroof.aspx

    {ARMA Roofing Manufacturer Association Cleaning Bulletin}

    http://www.asphaltroofing.org/algae-discoloration-roofs

    This roofing manufacturer association also says 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.

    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 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, or "Field" coatings. The below link from This roofing manufacturer association, warns not to allow after-coatings.

    http://www.asphaltroofing.org/sites/default/files/tech-bulletin/tb_227.pdf

    Call for a free firm price quote. I look at most jobs in person. I have no work crews. If you get my answering machine, please leave your Name - Address - Home Phone Number - and A Brief Description Of The Work You Need Done. The machine only records 1 full minute. I "TRY" to look at any job that leaves the above information the same day, or at the latest, the next day. Because of the many solicitation calls I get, I don't call anyone back who just leaves a name and phone number. 90% are selling something!

    5% CASH Discount offered to those over 60 years of age. Just pay in cash.

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  18. Is the roof of your home being eaten by mold, algae and moss?

    Here is a home in Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania near Dillsburg PA that we cleaned using our no-pressure roof cleaning system to kill the algae and to remove the black streaks that stained the shingles.

    The roof on this PA home had a lot of moss growing and feeding off of the limestone that the shingles are made up of and was deteriorating the shingles while making the home look much older than it is!! With the moss growing on the shingles we had to take extra precaution and extra procedures to safely remove the moss and algae to restore the roof back it's clean state.

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    From pressure washing the siding, squeegee cleaning the windows and power washing the concrete sidewalks we had the home sparkling like new again when we were finished using our cleaners.

    This Mechanicsburg is one of the hundreds of homes and roofs we have washed and cleaned in the Harrisburg area. for over 12 years we have been involved in the power washing industry and with 4 trucks to serve you we strive to do our best to work your job in as quickly as we can!!

    If you are looking to have your roof safely cleaned or your home power washed, give us a call for your free quote!!

    We have some one in the office from 8-5 each work day and try to take all calls, but we do miss some if we are on the other line with another customer.

    www.FullBlastPowerWashing.com

    www.StreakFreeRoof.com

    Give us a call today!!!

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    We offer roof cleaning service in the following areas.

    Roof cleaning Dillsburg PA 17019, roof washing Mechanicsburg PA 17050, shingle cleaning Boiling Springs PA 17007, shingle stain removal Harrisburg PA 17111, Roof streaks Carlisle PA 17013, dirty shingle cleaners Hershey PA 17033, roof no-power cleaning Hummelstown PA 17036, House washing Palmyra PA 17078, Window cleaning Lewisberry PA, Roof cleaners Etters

  19. Metal Roof Cleaning Cadillac, MI

    Kleen Roof & Exterior of Cadillac was contacted to perform a metal roof cleaning of this home on lake Mitchell in Cadillac. We use our non-pressure, soft wash system to clean not only metal roofs, but all roof types, and siding. The owners of this home were given incorrect information on how to clean their roof. They were told that it would need to be pressure washed. But, they knew that a pressure washer is not the best method for exterior cleaning. They found our website, and gave us a call. We took the time to explain to them what it is what we do, and how our soft wash system works. They were so happy when we were done cleaning their roof. They said it has never looked so good since it was installed.

    We also soft wash asphalt shingles, siding, and decks.

    If you have a need for a professional soft wash cleaning on your home, give us a call today. 616-914-9064

    or visit our website to find out more about out services.

  20. 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.

     

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  21. This Springboro Ohio homeowner contacted us because he was updating his home and wanted it to look good from top to bottom. He was remodeling his house and wanted everything to look great.

    The roof had dirty black streaks caused from algae. We cleaned the roof, driveway and sidewalks and his house looks great.

    If you have algae that is causing black streaks on your roof and the house looks dirty – call us, we can help.

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    Call us today and let us give your roof and house the curb appeal you will be proud of. 937-847-8366

  22. blog-0196622001372629096.jpgCertified Roof Cleaners, at the RCIA, have cleaned roofs for many years, without the damaging results of using a pressure washing machine.

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    Most of us started out pressure washing them, but could see the severe granule loss taking place on the shingles and turning the pressure down didn’t solve the problem.

    First off, it takes a certain amount of pressure to remove the black algae – period! So, if it requires say 1000 psi of pressure at the gun tip, which will work on shingles, but not on most tile, then it’s semantics.

    If at 2000 psi at the gun tip, we can clean a roof holding our pressure washer gun tip say 1 foot away, then, if I turn the pressure down to 1/2 that -1000psi -, Then, I have to move in to 6″ away to accomplish the same exact cleaning results.

    In other words cutting the pressure in half, means you must get twice as close-that brings the actual pressure back to 2000psi. Try it with your garden hose and your hand! Same principle!

    With tile, most roofs have at least a light glazing on top of a slurry coating {paint} as they come from the manufacturers. Pressure washing can remove or dull that glazing. If the roof has been pressure cleaned before and that glazing is mostly gone, then the slurry coating, creating your roofs coloring begins to be removed with that pressure. This will turn a red tile roof into a pinkish roof. It will turn other colors pale. Eventually, it will reach the plain cement the tile is made of, here and there, showing bare cement areas.

    Some companies use a “Surface Cleaning Machine†and give their cleaning method nice names like shampooing your roof. These machines are made for flat surfaces and are great on driveways and cement parking lots, where almost no damage can occur.

    They are the worst thing you can do to a tile roof though. The powerful jets are angled to cut sideways, also, they are set at an exact amount of inches above whatever surface they are set on. With flat cement that is perfect! Tile is not a flat surface, so the high parts get blasted badly, while the lower portions of the tile, barely come clean-if at all. If you went up and inspected such a cleaning job, you would find the former sharp, cut top edges to be somewhat rounded now. You would also find many small black lines of leftover, living algae. If any algae is left, it will continue to spread and need re-cleaning within 2 years!

    An RCIA, Roofing Manufacturer Approved chemically cleaned, soft-washed tile roof is easily evenly coated and all algae is killed and disintegrated. That’s why a Non-Pressure Roof cleaning, as explained below, lasts just about twice as long as any type of pressure washing / shampoo style cleaning can.

    Fortunately, you are not stuck having to accept roof damage in order to have a nice, clean, healthy roof!

    Many years ago some of the roofing manufacturers, came up with a formula to “chemically clean†roofs, using no pressure at all. It’s called by a few names “Non-Pressure†“No-Pressure†Soft-Washing†“Chemical Cleaningâ€

    many of us at RCIA started using this method and the chemicals specified by the roofing manufacturers themselves as well as their Roofing Manufacturers Association {ARMA} back in the 1990′s and found that it cleaned tile just as well as it cleaned shingles!

    The roofing manufacturers specify a mixture of about a 3-5% solution of Chlorine Bleach and a little TSP {Tri S Phosphate}

    Nowadays, there’s always someone trying to sell you something. Non Bleach alternative chemicals are on the market and I try them as they come out. They all use the “Eco-Friendly†“Green†sales approach, to sell their chemicals with.

    Many of us at RCIA have tried these new chemicals, but they did not do a nearly good enough job, for us to sell them to our customers. I personally tried Spray and Forget, Wet and Forget and M-1 Deck & Roof Cleaner. I do not believe I could satisfy my customers, with the less than "so so" results I got. Plus, the instructions on most of these say "Wait 2 or 3 months for results" That's the "FORGET" part :-)

    Also, I like to know what I am spraying on your roof. On the label of these products, they do not tell you what chemicals are in the product. So, are they safe and eco-friendly? Who knows? So, none are products we could use on our customers roofs in good conscience. Plus, because, as I said, most of these new "gimmick" chemicals say the roof won't come clean for a few months after applying their chemicals. Try spraying a customers roof with one of these "homeowner specials" and then ask to be paid, telling them their roof will look good in a few months! Homeowners are smarter than that!

    We do know what to expect from bleach though! We wash our clothes in it, disinfect our kitchen food preparation areas with it, swim in it in our pools and drink it in our city water etc! When it dries, it turns back into salt, which is what it is made from.

    You can go to the websites below and read directly from the makers of your roofing. You will see that what this tech bulletin I made says, is what many makers of roofing also say.

    The links below all say to clean roofs with the non-pressure RCIA method!

    They all also say specifically "DO NOT PRESSURE WASH"

    {GAF Roofing Manufacturer}

    http://georgoulisroofing.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Algae_Staining_on_Shingled_Roof_Surfaces_-_Steep_Slope_Techn-43-808-v3.pdf

    {ARMA Roofing Manufacturer Association Cleaning Bulletin}

    http://www.asphaltroofing.org/sites/default/files/tech-bulletin/tb_217.pdf

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

    http://roofing.owenscorning.com/homeowner/thingsyoushouldknow/needaroof.aspx

    The ARMA also says not to allow anyone to apply any roof coatings. 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 claim will keep your roof clean 2 years. Any properly cleaned roof should stay clean longer than that, without paying for a Roof-A-Fung-A-Cide treatment, which the rain will wash right off!

    They sell this stuff, because they want to reapply it every 2 years and lock you into a contract.

    Read the ARMA warning below. http://www.asphaltroofing.org/sites/default/files/tech-bulletin/tb_227.pdf

    NOTE PICTURE OF ROOF BEING PRESSURE WASHED. THEN COMPARE WHAT YOU SEE IN MY VIDEOS. HOW WOULD YOU PREFER YOUR ROOF BE TREATED?

    Videos of me cleaning a couple of roofs: