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  1. blog-0306193001372450511.jpgPort Charlotte took a heavy hit from Hurricane Charlie when it slammed through our area in 2004.

    many of the roofs in Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda Florida were replaced back then.

    It's been 9 years now and most of those new roofs are now covered in black algae. New shingled roofs come with a zinc or copper particle [powder] on them, that slowly leaches itself out and stops algae from infesting the roofing. That usually lasts about 7 years and then you will see the black algae [gray at first] start infesting your roof and eating away at the limestone filler in the shingles.

    Tile comes with no anti fungal properties, it relies on it's glazing, to let water run off and not soak into the tile, creating a perfect environment for algae infestation. On shingles, we are talking about algae DAMAGE. On tile it's just ugly and can that wet black living algae [plant] will increase your AC costs, on tile and shingle.

    I have been cleaning roofs here in Charlotte county Florida, as well as Sarasota County, since 1989.

    I used to pressure wash them all-that's all anyone knew how to do!

    Then, the shingle roofing manufacturers got tired of paying for premature roof failure, due to pressure washing machines removing the granules, that protect and color your shingled roof, so they came up with a totally non destructive manner of cleaning their products. It's called Non-Pressure Cleaning [ Other terms are chemically cleaning, No-Pressure Cleaning and Soft-Washing}

    This was and is the answer! No more premature roofing failure due to blasting the granules off the roofs! I got on board and now clean all roofs with their method.

    I will talk more about tile in a minute, but here is where you can read what these roofing manufacturers say to do. You will note that each one says "DO NOT PRESSURE WASH"

    Tile roofing manufacturers never had to deal with premature roof failure, due to pressure washing damage. Therefore, they are still in the dark ages, as to cleaning and have never cared to suggest the same Soft Wash method for their tile. Nevertheless, I clean tile in the same exact manner-gently, with Non-Pressure Cleaning!

    Back when I pressure Cleaned Tile, I did notice that the pressure removed the glazing on the tile and if I was following another pressure washing job done a couple of years before that, they had removed the glazing and I was now removing some of the slurry coating. The slurry coating is basically the factory paint job on the outside of the tile. Pressure washing can start turning your colored tile into a pale image of it's once new color. It can make a red tile look pinkish eventually.

    Common sense says that if roofing can be cleaned, without blasting it with a pressure washer, why not use that common sense and do a gentle cleaning. Another thing I have noted, is that a gentle chemical cleaning job generally lasts 4 years, before it needs cleaning again. Pressure washed roofs generally need cleaning every 2 years.

    So, those are some facts for you, to help you make a sensible decision on how to have your Charlotte County Fl or Sarasota County Florida roof cleaned.

    So, what about pressure cleaning?

    It's just the ticket for surfaces you can stay a long distance from, like houses, aluminum trim, pool cages, decks and docks. It's also great when you want to really use it's up close blasting power, on a driveway of parking lot. In fact, that is also where a surface cleaning machine comes in handy { I own 2 of them-it's the yellow machine in one of the pictures.

    Some pressure washing companies are using these powerful cutting jet machines to clean roofs!!!

    Amazing to me! Some people will do anything to make money, with no care for the damage they inflict! To make it sound OK, some say they are using it for shampooing your roof! Ya Right!

    Here are some videos I made to show you how roofing should be cleaned. There is also one of a Cement Surface cleaning machine with us cleaning a driveway.

    And lastly a video about my business.

    Thank you for reading my blog and I hope the information will help you to not damage your roof, just to get the black algae cleaned off!

    Video of me cleaning a shingled roof:

    Video of my sons cleaning a tile roof:

    Video of a surface cleaning machine-This is not a shampoo! It makes a pressure washing machine be it's blasting strongest! It does not belong on a roof!!!

    Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing 941-698-1959

    Better Business Bureau A+ rated since 1989:

    Video about my business:

  2. We were out again today in Beautiful Odessa FL doing some roof cleaning. We have had a lot of rain lately and it's getting hard to keep up with the roof cleaning schedule. Here are a few pictures of the roof we cleaned today, it was overcast in the morning so the heat was not as bad.


    Finally after 20 yrs of roof cleaning in FL, I discovered the right hat to wear out in this blazing heat. The company is called Sun Precautions, and they make hats and clothing that is up to 100% UV Protection. The difference is like night and day, just like the roof cleaning we did today.


    If anyone in the Odessa FL area of 34638 is in need of roof cleaning, please give is a call for your free no obligation estimate at 727-919-1591

  3. Roof Cleaning in Trinity FL this week, Trinity is a small town adjacent to New Port Richey fl. Trinity is a great area, lots of golf courses and great shopping. This roof cleaning was done in Heritage Springs it was a shingle roof that was very dirty, and the homeowner was thinking about getting a new roof.

    After discussing our roof cleaning process to them they decided to give roof cleaning a try before spending Thousands on a new roof. As you can see in the pictures the roof was covered in mildew and our soft roof cleaning process has eliminated all the harmful mildew from the roof, leaving it looking like new again.


    The homeowners were thrilled at the outcome and were very happy that we saved them thousands of dollars on an unnecessary roof replacement. We see this a lot in the roof cleaning business, homeowners pressured by roofing companies to replace a perfectly good roof just because of it's appearance.

    Save yourself a lot of money and call us for your free roof cleaning estimate 727-919-1591

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    We were called out again from a referral to do another roof cleaning in Odessa FL. This home is in beautiful Ivy Lakes, a gated community in the heart of Odessa. We have done many roofs in this subdivision, most of the homes here are two story homes.

    It is a great feeling to get called out to do a roof from a customer referral. Obviously your work speaks for itself, there is no better advertising then your work. Neighbors have to drive by and see the roof cleaning and the dramatic difference in curb appeal. Cleaning your roof will not only save you money from not having to replace an expensive tile roof, it will give your home that brand new look it once had.

    We specialize in large two story and high pitch roof cleaning. Many other companies refer these type of roofs to us because we are equipped and very knowledgeable in this type of roof cleaning.

    If anyone in the Odessa FL area is looking to have their roof cleaned, please call us for a no obligation estimate at 727-919-1591

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    blog-0857756001371182178.jpgA roof cleaned in Wisconsin, using the non pressure method.

    If you have a roof or exterior that needs cleaned in Wisconsin, give us a call, or see our website at

    For safe, non pressure, Roof Cleaning in Wisconsin, we are the guys you want! Roofcleanse+ 715-924-2456blogentry-15-0-46635700-1387163902_thumbblogentry-15-0-68758100-1387163928_thumb

  5. Here are a few Beautiful homes we cleaned in the Ridgemoor subdivision of Palm Harbor FL. We have been roof cleaning in this subdivision for 20 yrs. This is a very well kept neighborhood from landscaping to ponds and all common areas.


    We pride ourselves in our work, we strive to make each and every customer a repeat customer. Roof Cleaning in FL is a maintenance that has to be done every 2 to 3 years depending on the amount of rainfall and or the amount of trees over your home. Mildew is a live plant that if not addressed will eat your Tile and Asphalt Shingle roof over time of neglect. To maintain your roof for appearance, and for the health of your family, a simple call to Pinellas Roof Cleaners will take care of all your Mold & Mildew problems.

    We actually do a lot of the common areas as well for the Homeowners association. We maintain there sidewalks, curbing, and gutters and also there walls columns and monuments.


    If anyone in the Ridgemoor subdivision of Palm Harbor FL needs a free No Obligation Estimate please call 727-919-1591.

  6. blog-0763632001370830695.jpgI sometimes wish I played golf! Ah, to knock a ball just as far as I can and then walk or drive a golf-cart all the way up to it and do it again and again! :-)

    Rotonda West is all about golf! Golf courses and lots of beautiful homes.

    Unfortunately, many of those homes have beautiful structure and nice landscaping, but have roofs covered in unsightly black algae discolorations.

    Many homeowners may think "I need to get my roof pressure washed"

    That's common thinking, but the exact opposite of what the roofing manufacturers say. They say "DO NOT PRESSURE WASH"

    You can read their statements here for yourself-

    Here at Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning, we clean roofs in Rotunda West the way the roofing manufacturers say to.

    Pressure Cleaning is just too rough on roofing, plus it only lasts about 2 years. The method we use, as specified by the manufacturers, lasts about 4 years.

    On top of that, some pressure cleaning companies in Rotunda West will try to sell you either a "maintenance program" or a spray on product, that's supposed to keep your roof clean for up to 2 years. well, obviously, you are getting nothing for this "Field Coating" as it lasts no longer than even a simple pressure washing job lasts!

    Worse yet, some, if not all, of these coatings could damage your roofing or void your warranty.

    You can read that for yourself right here-

    It's better to be informed, than to be fooled by a salesman!

    Want to see how they should be cleaned?

    Watch this video of us doing one!

    Call us at 941-698-1959 {698 is an old Rotonda / Cape haze land line number. I do not run my business via cell phone. I AM HERE TO STAY!








  7. Chuck Bergman Pressure Cleaning has been in business covering these zip codes since 1989.


    34293,34287 WEBSITE:

    We have been a father and son family business since 1994.

    Besides Pressure Cleaning, I am a "CERTIFIED" Roof Cleaner and Instructor at the Roof Cleaning Institute Of America.

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

    I enjoy my work, but when not working here is one of the things we enjoy in our part of SW Florida, there is great fishing!

    If you like saltwater fishing, you would love the Englewood area!

    We have Lemon Bay, where our part of the inter-coastal waterway travels.

    These is the Myakka River about 5 miles below Englewood and a little further away, the Peace River.

    Lots of Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout and Sheeps-head fishing!

    With the gulf right here, starting at Englewood Beach, there is boat or shoreline fishing for Tarpon, Grouper and shark-if you like?

    I don't have a video of me fishing, but here I am cleaning a roof!







  8. 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.



    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.

    Give us a call today!!!


    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

  9. 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.

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    Chuck Bergman And Son Pressure Cleaning

    10493 Greenway Ave

    Englewood, Florida



    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.


    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.

    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


  11. Walker is a great suburb of Grand Rapids, MI. With the great school systems, bike trails, churches and millennium park, it is a great place to raise a family. Like many of the homes around Grand Rapids, the homes in Walker are also prone to having dirt and mold on the exterior. Kleen Roofs & Exteriors safely cleans vinyl, aluminum, wood, and cedar siding using our non-pressure, soft wash system. Leaving the exterior of your home once again looking great ! Vinyl siding is a durable, low-maintenance material that is both attractive and cost-efficient, which makes it a popular choice for the exteriors of homes. Despite it high durability, the siding on your home is exposed to the harsh effects of the elements, but periodic cleaning will help keep it looking great. To keep the exterior looking great for years to come, the siding should be cleaned at least once a year.

    This is a home in Walker that we safely washed the siding on with our non-pressure system. It had years of grime and dirt on it, and heavy mold growth on the area's that did not see much sun.

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  12. By Pressure Cleaning and Non-Pressure Roof Cleaning / Chuck Bergman. We all keep the interior of our homes clean. We would be embarrassed to have our neighbors, friends or family see it otherwise.

    The exterior of our

    homes need cleaning as well. The exteriors are visible to everyone!.

    Cleaning the exterior of your house would be a difficult task on your

    own. Professional roof cleaning, as well a cleaning of the exterior

    walls, soffits, facia, gutter/downspout faces and driveway / sidewalk

    areas are necessary.

    This is especially true for roof cleaning, as improper Charlotte County, Florida roof cleaning

    techniques, often using pressure washing methods can severely damage

    roofing and can cause structural damage to the remainder of your


    Most algae, mildew and mold can be seen as black / green areas. Algae growing on

    your roof can wreck havoc on your SW Florida home's integrity and will eventually effect the quality of your

    indoor air, as the spores are airborn. Do-It-Yourself roof cleaning tactics usually result in

    damaging your roof, or yourself.

    If your home in Charlotte or Southern Sarasota County, Florida is plagued with algae, mold and mildew, call the expert roof cleaners at Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning and Pressure Cleaning of SW Florida.

    We will take care to ensure your roofing stays intact and damage-free

    while we properly clean your roof and and remove the mold and mildew.

    Being in this business since 1989,

    we have the equipment and skills to have your roof looking spotless

    with our professional, soft wash roof cleaning services. Don't let

    mildew, mold or algae ruin your Florida home. Call your reliable, licensed, insured Charlotte County roof cleaning, S. Sarasota County pressure washing contractor,Chuck Bergman today for professional roof cleaning services! WARNING: Pressure Washing Your Roof is Exactly What The Roofing Manufacturers Say NOT TO DO!

    They specifically say not to use pressure or power washing as

    a way to

    clean your roofing. Some roof cleaning companies may offer high

    pressure washing services. However, this tactic will dislodge granules

    and lead to premature failure and may cause severe damage of your


    system. Equipment, like water brooms, roof gitters, pitch witches, and

    surface cleaners and pressure washer wands all operate from a pressure

    washer and will all cause

    more harm than good.

    When you are looking to have your roof cleaned, choose a Certified

    "Soft-Wash" Roof Cleaning Professional from the Roof Cleaning Institute Of America - RCIA. Each member of the

    Roof Cleaning Institute of America is dedicated to providing customers

    with leading edge technology, and a wealth of experience in delivering

    effective and safe business practices while on your property. Roofs

    are much too costly to be replaced prematurely due to damaged caused by

    inexperienced roof cleaners.

    At Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing there are only 2 specialists, father and son.

    We use a soft washing solution as specified by the manufacturers of roofing materials, to clean your roof.

    Our chemicals do all of the work to remove black streaks and discoloration

    from your roof and require no pressure.

    This method

    will not damage your roofing, and will have it clean and clear of

    algae, mold, mildew and bring your roof back to a like new appearance, on nearly every job!

    Pressure Washing has it's place here in Charlotte County Florida too!


    when we clean your roof, you can have us clean the remainder of your

    homes exterior, plus your pool area, decking, driveway and sidewalk.

    We clean many condo associations as well, here in Charlotte County, Florida!

    Call us for a free price quote 941-698-1959

    Or Email us at: SoftWashing@Gmail.Com


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    blog-0726634001362439737.jpgWell its almost time for roof cleaning to start again. The calls have been starting to flow in, and the estimates are starting to go out.... we are thinking another 2 weeks before its full steam ahead... It seems that this years roofs are extremely dirty from our not so cold winter... the algae seems to love our area and climate... Cant wait for the season to start!!!
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    1. Don't spam only compete with yourself. If you title two articles with the same force the search engines to choose.

    2. Use informative or general articles to point back to not just your website but to your primary advertising articles. If you made an article

    titled "Roof Cleaning Anytown", don't make multiple articles titled the same, instead, add articles about roof cleaning and link that


    3. Don't copy paste content....try and write something unique

    4. Try to write at least 300 words

    5. Linking...limit external links to 1 per 200 words to avoid looking spammy

    6. Add images (with alt text)

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    8. Use an "About Author" at the bottom of an article to surround a link to your roof cleaning website with relevancy for articles that have no relevant roof cleaning content.

    Don't spam locations....if you want to promote several locations, write more blogs.

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