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  1. 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/

  2. 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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  3. 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-

  4. 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.

  5. Out in Odessa FL on this Cold 47 degree morning !! Called out by one of the painters we network with to get the shingle roof washed before painting.

    Anyone in need of roof washing in the Odessa FL area, please call for a free estimate @ 727-919-1591

  6. Hello, My name is John Neilson. Owner of Neilsons Roof Cleaning . We provide Roof cleaning and pressure washing to communities in Seminole county as well as Deltona, and others in Volusia county.

    We wash Barrel Tile roofs, Flat tile roofs, shingle roofs ,and metal roofs. I use the term washing because with the change of technology in cleaning solutions and soaps, the old fashioned way of using high pressure to clean is outdated. High pressure will damage your roof. If you have a shingle roof you will notice it has granules on it.

    Asphalt shingles were developed in the late 1800’s. Roofing manufacturers learned that coating the asphalt roofing material with granules extended the life of the shingle. Granules on a roof have four main purposes. They are the protection of the asphalt coating from UV light, add coloring and beauty, provide fire resistance, and add to the aid in shingle packaging. In today’s market, shingles are available in a wide range of colors and styles with 20 year lifetime warranties. One fact remains constant: all asphalt shingles have granule surfaces and manufacturers recognize granule asphalt shingles will not last forever, thus the wide range of warranties. As a shingle ages, it loses granules as the adhesion qualities in the asphalt dissipate. The older the shingle, the more granules are released, consequently the less ability the shingle has to resist the weather elements.

    If a contractor or homeowner uses a pressure washer to clean your roof then they are literally destroying the roof product. NEVER, NEVER let some one put a pressure washer to your roof, Even at a lowered pressure it is still too strong.

    We use a dedicated low pressure pump to clean your roof, It is softer than rain.

    John Neilson

    (386) 956-3406

    (407) 900-2724

    www.neilsoncleaning.com

  7. This roof was in New Port Richey FL. It is a white painted tile roof that has not been cleaned in 10 years. The customer said she was going to re-paint the roof when we got done cleaning. Once we were done she said that she may hold off on painting, she didn't realize how good it was going to come out.

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

  8. Out washing roofs today, we finally got a little break from the rain that's been coming down everyday. We were in Crescent Oaks subdivision in Tarpon Springs FL doing a 2500 sq ft tile roof washing. This is a real Huge subdivision with an Awesome Golf Course, most of the homes are large single family homes.

    The subdivision is right on the border of Pinellas & Pasco counties and real easy to get anywhere in the Tampa Bay area from here. There are a mix of condos and single family homes in this large subdivision.

    As you can see in the pictures, we softwashed the tile roof, and cleaned the driveway & sidewalks as well. Keeping the mold & mildew off your roof will not only enhance the curb appeal of your home, it will also help it last longer.

    If anyone in the Tarpon Springs area or Pinellas county area of FL, needs their roof washed please call for your free estimate

    @ 727-919-1591

  9. Out again washing roofs in the New Port Richey area of FL. This roof was in my own neighborhood of Rosewood in River Ridge area of New Port Richey. This is a repeat customer we have been doing for many years.

    This is the second time we have cleaned his New Roof, which looks like tile but is actually a metal roof with a textured coating over it to resemble natural tile. He also has a putting green for a back yard, and he has the artificial turf that is maintenance free once it is put down.

    The roof was cleaned about 3 yrs ago so it was definitely time for a cleaning. As you can see buy the pictures, it cleaned up real nice and our customer was happy as usual. If anyone in the New Port Richey area is in need of roof cleaning, please call us for a free estimate at

    727-919-1591

  10. Out washing Roof's again today in Odessa FL. This was a large tile roof close to 3500sq ft. This subdivision is off the beaten path in Horse Country, and backed up to a Golf Course.

    The house was just listed and we were called in to give the home back it's New Again Curb Appeal. Nothing sells a home like a Clean well maintained Home. We did the tile roof, and paver patio & Screen enclosure along with the Drive & Walks.

    Now that the house is freshened up it will get more traffic than it did while dirty. If you need your roof washed or in need of any other services we provide, please call for your free estimate 727-919-1591

  11. Here is a roof on a small home that we cleaned, across the street from the Gulf Of Mexico. The homeowners are doing a lot of renovation on this old, but in great shape classic FL block home. Nice to be able to grab a few towels and a cooler and walk across the street to the Gulf. That is what living in Florida is all about, you can see the Sand Key bridge from the back yard.

    If you need your roof washed in the Clearwater FL area please call 727-919-1591

  12. We were out cleaning roofs today in the Lansbrook subdivision in Palm Harbor FL. This is a roof we washed for one of the painters we network with. This 2 story home was 3000 sq ft and backed up to the beautiful golf course in this neighborhood.

    This was a flat tile roof that was very dirty and the original color as you can see is natural grey. Removing the mold & mildew will prolong the life of your roof, and give it that new roof look again.

    If you are in need of roof cleaning in Palm Harbor, and surrounding Pinellas County, please call for your free estimate 727-919-1591

  13. We were out in Roof Washing in Odessa FL today. This customer was a referral from a previous Happy Customer in this small community of 20, large high end homes. This roof has had some repairs done in the past to the tile.

    As you will see in the pictures, although roof was cleaned, some of the old and newer tiles do not match. But even still the dramatic difference in the appearance of this home is pretty obvious. This customer will be listing this home soon, and wanted to increase her chances of selling it.

    The best thing you can do before listing your home is bring out the curb appeal. Roof Cleaning will give you that edge when a potential client drives by your home. So if you are selling, or just want to get that New home look back, gives us a call for your Free No obligation estimate. You can reach us at 727-919-1591

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  14. 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

  15. Out cleaning roofs today in Trinity FL. We were in the Fox Hollow subdivision cleaning a tile roof today, this is a huge subdivision that is spread out over a real nice Golf Course. This customer got a letter from her homeowners association to have her tile roof cleaned ASAP.

    I think it's a good thing to have a homeowners association on board to keep the neighborhood up to par. All the homes in this area are middle class to high end homes and if something is dirty in these areas it sticks out like a sore thumb.

    Anyone in the Trinity/New Port Richey FL area in need of roof cleaning please give us a call for a free estimate 727-919-1591

  16. One of our regular customers called us to come out and clean the roof on his elderly parents home. The roofing company told them it needed replacing, and it would not be worth cleaning? We have done work for these customers for years, and he figured he give us a shot at cleaning it first, before spending $25,000 on a new tile roof.

    This home is in the Ridgemoor section of Palm Harbor FL. This is a very large neighborhood in the heart of Pinellas County. The tile roof was extremely dirty, but we assured him that no matter what, it will be 100% better than it is now. As you can see in the pictures, the roof cleaned up very good, and they will stop sending the homeowners letters to replace or clean roof.

    As you can imagine they were thrilled with not having to replace the tile roof at this time, and they were more than happy to pay us a fraction of the roof replacement cost.

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

  17. We soft washed this Tile Roof today in New Port Richey FL. This home was located in Beautiful Gulf Harbors FL. This community is a Boaters paradise with canals going all thru the neighborhood. Each and every canal is a waterway to the Gulf Of Mexico.

    This community and it's canals were all man made back in the early 60's, it was dredged out to accommodated large boats and sail boats as well. Most of the bottom is oyster beds and great fishing can be had right in your back yard. The average depth of these canals is 20+ feet of water at all times, allowing you to have a large boat right at your dock.

    This was a 2500 sq ft tile roof that was in need of a roof washing. We applied our roof mix, and as you can see, it has brought back all the original color back to the tile once all the mold & mildew was eradicated. This service will keep your home looking new again and also preserve the life of your tile roof.

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

  18. 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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  20. One of the painters we network with gave us this roof to clean before they paint. This tile roof was in a Trinity FL subdivision called Spy Glass. This is another beautiful Golf Course community close to everything and a gated community as well.

    The roof at this home was a 3000 sq ft tile roof that was in need of cleaning. Having the roof done before painting is a wise decision, and when it is all complete it will bring back the New House look.

    Anyone in the Trinity, New Port Richey FL area in need of Roof Cleaning please call 727-919-1591 for a Free estimate.

  21. 941-698-1959 Call for a free, firm, price quote.

    Father and son business here in Charlotte County Florida since 1994.

    Licensed and Insured.

    WATCH US WORKING IN THESE VIDEOS-

    This is my BBB page, with the A+ rating. I didn't buy it, It's real!

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

    I do not pay to be a BBB member. This short ABC News Report shows that those who do pay, can get their ratings changed, and basically, buy ratings, including HAMMAS.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/business-bureau-best-ratings-money-buy/story?id=12123843

    At Chuck Bergman Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning, we can pressure wash your House, Pool Area, Decking, Driveway, Dock, Screen enclosure etc. We just don't pressure wash roofs, we chemically clean roofs.

    Here is a 2 minute video and you can watch a large portion of this blackened tile roof come clean before your eyes.

    http://www.tubechop.com/watch/474113

    We cleaned this roof a couple of weeks ago in South Gulf Cove. A large development that falls within Port Charlotte, Florida

    It's right down the street from me, I am in Gulf Cove.

    Also, here are pictures of before and after.

    This was originally a 10 minute video, I cut it to 2 minutes.

    The 10 minute version is on YouTube. If you want to see just how much black algae discoloration there was, you should watch the 1st 10 seconds.

    It has some close ups.

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  22. One of our Property Managers called us out on this Roof Cleaning job. We have been working with this Property Manager for close to 15 yrs. She has been in charge of many properties, working for quite a few over the years.

    She has now hit the Lottery as she puts it...lol..she is now the senior P/M for a huge community in Clearwater FL, and she couldn't be happier. She has always brought us along as her contractor and now we are happy to work with her on this project as well !!

    We have started on this roof cleaning project @ the Office building, which is also the gym and clubhouse as well. This building alone is 10,000 sq ft and this is just the beginning of what needs to be done at this community.

    This community is absolutely Beautiful, it is the Bellagio of Clearwater and it is all themed after and designed around Italian architecture. The office area is all done in marble & travertine along with all the interior design of this building, it is quite nice. This project will include all the roofs at the complex along with all the roofs over the detached garages and their are quite a bit of both.

    The buildings are all 3 story in height and all the roofs are as dirty or worse than the office was. We expect to do all the concrete around the community as well. Below you will find some pictures of the office that was completed today, and as you can see the roof was in need of cleaning.

    This community sits on Tampa Bay and the Gulf is accessible from here. There are 2 beautiful pools and docking for your boat as well. Just a beautiful facility with access to everything in Tampa Bay in just minutes.

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