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  1. Roof Washing & Paver Sealing @ a good friends home today. We were out in Land O Lakes out on the Loop. This is a group of nice homes on Bell Lake. It is a nice little ski lake and my friends have lived there at least 15 yrs now.

    We got there early so that I could help my friend get his Honey Do list we gave the home a roof wash cleaned up the aluminum carport area and Sealed the Pavers.

    Anyone in the Land O Lakes area in need of roof cleaning, call us @ 727-919-1591

  2. Out in our stomping grounds of Ridgemoor Palm Harbor FL today. We were in the Wescott Square subdivision where we do most of the tile roofs cleaning of these connected Villas. This is a small neighborhood made up of about 50 Villas and most of the roofs have been replaced over the years.

    We cleaned half this roof, then went next door to up sell the other half. Sometimes the homeowner has to see for themselves how really clean their roof is. So as you can see there wasn't any problems selling them a roof cleaning as well.

    Anyone in the Palm Harbor FL area in need of roof washing please call us @ 727-919-1591

  3. Out washing roofs today in New Port Richey FL. This was a small shingle roof in need of our services, we cleaned out all the gutters around the house first.

    Anyone in the New Port Richey area in need of roof cleaning please call 727-919-1591

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    This is a couple pics of a roof we cleaned the other day. West ga is full of dirty roofs and it seems everyone thinks the only fix is to replace them or just live with it. You dont have to I will be happy to give you a free estimate to clean your roof, house, drive way or anything else you need. Just call me at 404-456-9494 View my work at or check me out on face book at Dougs pine straw and pressure washing. Thanks.blogentry-2753-0-87981000-1429495838_thublogentry-2753-0-03205600-1429495866_thublogentry-2753-0-96709700-1429495959_thublogentry-2753-0-61848600-1429495987_thu

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    Don't replace your roof "Clean It!" The black ugly roof stains is an algae. I have been cleaning homes in the Cary & Raleigh area with black ugly roofs. It is destroying your roof. Insurance companies are starting to deny coverage if your roof has this algae, lichen or moss on your roof. They are making home owners clean their roofs for for good reason

    NEVER allow someone to get on your roof and pressure wash the shingles. A low pressure chemical should be applied to kill the algae and clean the roof. If rinsing is desired a pressure similar to your garden hose pressure should only be used. Or mother nature is the best. We call this Soft Washing a roof. We can make your Asphalt shingles look new again. Can't do anything about the already missing granules but we can help prevent you from losing more.

    Contact Elephant Roof Cleaning @ 919-207-0666

  4. We were out again doing some roof cleaning , this was one of the smaller but dirtiest ones we did today. This was a 1200 sq ft tile roof that was covered in mold and was a white painted surface under all that mildew.

    This is a rental property in an older section of Palm Harbor FL. We have done quite a few of this customers properties and he was hoping to get the roof looking better than it was, he was not expecting miracles.

    So we did a softwash on this tile roof and got it looking pretty good considering the original condition. He was thrilled with the job, we also did a paint prep for him so he can get it all painted up for new tenants.

    Anyone in the Palm Harbor area in need of roof cleaning, please cal 727-919-1591

  5. Out washing roofs today in New Port Richey FL. We were in a beautiful gated subdivision called Waters Edge which is mostly high end homes and it is on Moon Lake.

    This was a referral once again from a neighbor across the street. We do a lot of work in this subdivision and most of the homes are large 2 story homes. This homeowner received a letter from the HOA to get his Tile Roof cleaned. When we showed up he started to tell me that he didn't think the roof really needed to be cleaned.

    But he said that he didn't want to be harassed by the HOA, so go ahead and clean it. I told him it was plenty dirty and that he will realize it when were done. We also gave him a house wash, because the soffits and trim were all covered in mold & Mildew as well.

    So as you can see from the pictures the dramatic difference it made when we applied our softwash mix to the roof. It brought all the original color back to the Tile, and also will enhance the life of the roof as well.

    anyone in the New Port Richey area in need of roof cleaning, please call 727-919-1591

  6. In New Port Richey FL today washing shingle roofs. We had a few shingle roofs to clean in River Crossing where my good friends parents live since 1985. They are good friends from NY and they keep their home immaculate.

    We were doing their neighbor's roof today, which was a 2200 sq ft shingle roof. This is a older subdivision, but a well kept one. As u can see the roof was in need of cleaning, so we applied our softwash solution to the shingles to bring out the natural color of the roof.

    Anyone in the New Port Richey FL area in need of roof washing, please call 727-919-1591

  7. Out washing roofs again today. This was a small 1500 sq ft shingle roof we softwashed for a customer we got as a referral. We love doing these small roofs because it gives us time to do multiple roof jobs in one day.

    As u can see, we brought out the true color of this roof by removing the mold & mildew. This will give the roof a longer life and bring back the curb appeal to the home.

    Anyone in the New Port Richey area in need of roof cleaning, please call 727-919-1591

  8. blog-0264529001427631802.jpgAdding Curb Appeal Can Sell Your Home Faster

    In a slow real estate market, a person can generally sell their home quicker by dropping their asking price. In a market where supply is greater than demand, a desperate seller may see a lower price as their only option to shorten their home’s time on the market.

    There are however, other things that a seller can do that will help boost their home’s appeal to potential buyers. Some things can be done without costing any money while others may cost a few bucks. In the long run, a few well-spent dollars can end up saving you thousands when you are not forced to drop your asking price in order to make a sale.

    Some things you can do that can potentially make your home more sellable aren’t done in or around your home. Your realtor can help add some ways to make your home more attractive to buyers. Sellers can often be enticed by things like money towards their closing costs or even entirely covering the closing costs as a way to sweeten the deal in a down market. Other things that can help motivate a buyer include a home warranty or an option to close the sale within 30-60 days. These types of incentives can make you home even more attractive. A seller may sometimes overlook or under prioritize the value of curb appeal

    The very first thing a potential buyer will see is what the home looks like from the outside. A home that doesn’t look appealing from the curb may be overlooked based on nothing other than it’s exterior appearance.

    Things like planting flowers, adding a fresh coat of paint to the front door or adding a new mailbox are inexpensive ways improve your home’s appearance at first glance. Some would argue that curb appeal is everything and your first impression often sets your expectations on the rest of the home.

    Another way to increase your home’s curb appeal is by cleaning your home’s exterior. Dirty sidewalks, siding, patios or decks can be an instant turn off for potential buyers. The standard of cleanliness you maintain on your home’s exterior is often measured against your home’s interior cleanliness, when being viewed by potential buyers.

    A dirty roof may also set off a false alarm telling buyers a roof needs to be replaced and will cost thousands of dollars. Having your roof professionally cleaned will only cost a fraction of the cost of roof replacement. Removing roof algae will dramatically improve curb appeal and eliminate the threat of losing a buyer because of an unsightly roof. Liberty SoftWash is an excellent choice when considering hiring a pressure washing contractor in Lancaster Pennsylvania and surrounding area

    Our exterior cleaning services are just what you need to add some curb appeal to your home. Cleaning your roof or pressure washing your siding is an affordable way to spruce up your home before you contact your real estate agent to list your home. Call today to discuss your roof cleaning or pressure washing needs. (717) 578-5342

  9. 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, 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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  11. Out washing roofs again today in Tarpon Springs FL. This roof was in the beautiful gated community of Crescent Oaks which has a very nice Golf Course and Club House. This community is very large in size and the homes vary in size as well.

    Todays roof cleaning was a smaller 2200 sq ft tile roof. This is a repeat customer who calls us out at the slightest sign of roof mold, as u can see this roof was just starting to get dirty from mold & mildew, but not that bad.

    I wish all my customers would be just like him and not wait until the roof was completely covered in mildew. You can still see a pretty good difference in roof color, but not as dramatic as some of the ones we do everyday.

    Anyone in need of roof cleaning in the Tarpon Springs FL area please call us @ 727-919-1591

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    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.

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  13. Out washing roofs again today. This was a repeat customer that we have been doing for many years. This was a 2 story 3500 sq ft home that we serviced today with our softwash No pressure roof treatment.

    This home was in the landsbrook subdivision in Palm Harbor FL. Very large neighborhood and located in the heart of Pinellas county. They have a very nice Golf Course in this community, and it is a great place to live if u are very active.

    We treated the roof with our chemical wash and removed all the mold & mildew from the surface. This not only brought out the natural color of the roof, but also extends the life of the roof as well.

    Anyone in the Palm Harbor FL area in need of roof cleaning please call for your free estimate @ 727-919-1591

  14. Out washing roofs today in New Port Richey FL. This is another roof wash in my neighborhood today. They are sending out letters and we are getting the calls to clean them.

    This is a 2800 sq ft shingle roof in Rosewood that got a softwash today, as u can see we brought out the natural color of the shingle's safely with No Pressure and removed all the mold & mildew that was eating away at the life of this roof.

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

  15. blog-0603920001426016677.jpgWhy would you worry about cleaning your roof?

    We've all seen it on trees and rocks those round plant things, green moss,and blackness, but what are they and why should you care if they’re on your roof? They don’t seem to hurt the rocks or trees so who cares if they grow on my roof.

    Well not only do they make your home look dreary and dirty but actually they are feeding off one of your biggest investments, your roof.

    A roof left with all these organisms actively growing is constantly deteriorating and will eventually cause a leak in the roof.

    Due to the potential for roof leaks many Homeowners Insurance Co. are now forcing their clients to have the roof cleaned or immediately replaced. Most clients have it cleaned.

    Lets face it the last thing anybody needs is another bill, but given the benefits of having your roof cleaned it just makes sense.

    Some of the benefits are;

    Instant curb appeal- don't be the neglected house in the neighborhood.

    Instant increased value- if your thinking of selling nobody is gonna buy your nasty roof.

    Your health- do you think breathing in that mold and bacteria is good for you?

    Save on heating/cooling bills- those organisms hold heat and moisture causing your heating/cooling bills to be higher.

    Common sense- spend a little now on cleaning and put off spending

    alot on premature replacement.

    The benefits go on and on.

    To take immediate advantage of the many benefits do what most people do and call

    Sussex County Roof Cleaning now.

    Sussex County Roof Cleaning

    No Pressure=No Damage


  16. Out again doing some Roof Washing in New Port Richey FL. This home is actually in my neighborhood, and they are getting letters from the HOA to get there houses spruced up.

    We do a lot of work for this particular HOA because everyone knows our company thru friends and neighbors. So we did a Soft Wash on their Roof we also did a Housewash & Concrete Cleaning as well.

    Anyone in the New Port Richey are in need of our services, please call 727-919-1591

  17. Out cleaning roofs today in Beautiful Crescent Oaks, located in Tarpon Springs FL. This roof was done for a repeat customer, his house sits right on the golf course. Tile roof on this home is 4500 sq ft, and in need of our services.

    We soft washed his roof 5 years ago, but since then he had replaced the old roof with this new tile roof that we cleaned today. We also did his oversized concrete driveway as well.

    Anyone in the Tarpon Springs/Palm Harbor FL area in need of roof cleaning, please call for your free estimate @ 727-919-1591

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  19. blog-0460262001424136884.jpgThe black you see on your roof is generally referred to as black algae. It's actually a bacteria, according to Wikipedia

    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

  20. 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.


  21. 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.

    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! =

    Watch me clean with this gentle process here on Youtube-

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

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    Watch me gently clean these roofs on Youtube.

    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}

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

    {ARMA Roofing Manufacturer Association Cleaning Bulletin}

    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.

    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.