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  • Birthday 07/18/1948

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    Charlotte and Southern Sarasota County Florida
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  1. cleaned_tile_roof_in_tampa.jpg

    NICE WORK CHRIS! I like that you have your nice looking truck, with your business name showing in your pictures! I often forget how important that is. After seeing your jobs here, I looked through my pictures and only 1 out of 5 show my business name! Gotta fix that! I get reminded when I see my pictures used online, with someone else saying they did the job. If your business name is in a photo, it can't very well be stolen! Good reminder for me!
  2. I need my roof pressure washed. WRONG!

    This post I am replying to, I made in 2013. It's 2017 and nothing has changed, except that with newer equipment, I now clean roofs without walking on them-or minimally-compared to a pressure washed roof, which has to be walked on, basically every square foot! Here's a couple videos of me cleaning roofs from a step ladder.
  3. Chuck Bergman Pressure Cleaning. 941-698-1959 NO WALK ON ROOF CLEANING AVAILABLE.. Some roofs we minimally walk on, some not at all. Watch us work, search Youtube for- BERGMAN ROOF CLEANING Here are 2 videos, 1 of tile and 1 of shingled roofs. https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=hONK-RFkoeo https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=6V5Vp-YkuxY Licensed and Insured. Father and Son business since 1994 Below are 8 Positive ONLINE Reviews-read the reviews, but do not call the phone number or accept having this company get a bid from me for you! It will just cost you more! Just call me at 941-698-1959 https://www.buildzoom.com/contractor/chuck-bergman-pressure-washing-and-soft-wash-roof-cleaning-englewood-florida-area A+ rated with Better Business Bureau - http://www.bbb.org/west-florida/business-reviews/pressure-washing-companies/chuck-bergman-in-port-charlotte-fl-90024694 Proud to be among the 1st members of this fine roof cleaning institute of knowledge! Call us at: 941-698-1959 Serving Zip Codes: 33981,33947,33946,33953,33987,33993,33948,34224,34223,33952,33954,34293,34287,34288,34286
  4. QSE from Cleaner Today

    TLC you did nothing wrong, of course! However, Ted with Roof Cleaning Virginia is truly as nice a giuy as you could know! I have been a member of RCIA since it's first year and in that time, I have seen what Ted thought you might be-A vendor looking for buyers. He was just waiting you out a bit, to see if you were for real or for sale. Honestly--get to know Ted just a little-talk to him on the phone and I guarantee you you will like him and he will do anything he can to help you! In answer to your question though, no, none of those gimmick "Homeowner Do It Youself" products are worth a nickel. I tried the first 3 as they came out on the back of my shingled roof and after 3 and 4 months, they had turned a bit yellowish and went back to black algae [ or bacteria technically ] by about 6 months-full black in a year. Nothing works but Chlorine mixes-which you can use the "SEARCH" feature here and find out what everyone thinks is best. Me? I use 30 -35% chlorine and 48 ounces of Gain dish liquid in a 100 gallon tank for shingled roofs and 50% chlorine on tile. Don't get upset with RCIA over a little, temporary glitch. RCIA is the real deal all the way! Here's a video of me cleaning a roof with my mixture- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVakZwBLwUc
  5. ""Just ran into this old post and I see that something happened that made the print too small in most of it. This is an enlargement"" ............................................................................................................................................ Certified Roof Cleaners, at the RCIA, have cleaned roofs for many years, without the damaging results of using a pressure washing machine. http://roof-cleaning-institute.activeboard.com/index.spark 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. Its called by a few names Non-Pressure No-Pressure Soft-Washing or Chemical Cleaning 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 Sodium 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, Go 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/algae-discoloration-roofs{CORNING Roofing Manufacturer} Click number 1 "algae growth"http://roofingca.owenscorning.com/homeowner/thingsyoushouldknow/needaroof.aspxThe 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 want to reapply every 2 years. Names like Roof-A----fungiCide. Not wanting to name any specific one. Read the ARMA warning below.http://www.asphaltroofing.org/coating-asphalt-shingles-after-installation They sell this stuff, because they want to reapply it every 2 years and lock you into a contract.
  6. Roof Cleaning Info. Charlotte & Sarasota County Florida Bergman Roof Cleaning and Pressure Wash.33981,33947,33946 ,33953,33987,33993,33948,34224 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNX4h0tWvQU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn5oeedRlqE What you see in the above videos, is all that should be done to clean roofs 100%. A pressure washing machine should never even be started up during the cleaning process and at Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing we have over 25 years experience right here at out home location in Charlotte County 33981. Convinced 1st because many roofing manufacturers and the ARMA roofing manufacturers association all say to clean roofs in the same manner that we do. Also, after starting out in 1989 pressure washing roofs and seeing the roofs come clean looking, but having to feel bad about the wear and tear I was causing, I feel proud now, to make them not only look mostly like new, but no damage at all occurs! It's a simple 1 part, self cleaning application of roofing manufacturer specified cleaning agents. Many manufacturers say specifically "Do Not Pressure Wash" Be wise and stick with the roofing manufacturers only specified cleaning chemicals - Bleach, soap and water. Plus only use the same manufacturers specific Non-Pressure chemical cleaning application on your roof! Pressure Washing Your Roof Could Void The Manufacturer's Warranty + will most certainly, to one extent or another, damage it! A pressure washing job would consist of applying chlorine and perhaps soap through a downstream chemical injector-most chemical injectors advertise 20% but some say over 30% like the Alison Super Suds Sucker. Then an average pressure washer is 3000 to 4000 psi. This pressure will not only blow a considerable amount of granules off of a shingled roof, or the glazing / or paint from a tile roof, it will also blast that chlorine application under the shingles or tiles, perhaps reaching nails and fasteners etc under your shingles. With "Non-Pressure" Cleaning, we use 25 to 35% bleach for shingles and up to 50% for tile, as suggested by a few roofing manufacturers, plus Soap and water and only up to 60 psi pressure, just enough to get the roof cleaning mix up on the roof. Here is also a video of us cleaning a tile roof. Not even a tile roof should be blasted with a 3000 to 4000 lb [psi] pressure washer! Especially since no pressure at all is needed! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPCtVUu3Si0&feature=plcp At Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing, clearly we do all types of pressure cleaning, we are perhaps the oldest pressure washing business in Charlotte County! Having been in business ever since 1989 not only in Charlotte County, but also Sarasota County. We just don't pressure clean roofing, because we have learned it is the wrong way to clean a roof. It causes too much wear & damage. The roofing manufacturer links below all say to use this method. They all also warn against "Pressure Washing" {GAF Roofing Manufacturer} http://georgoulisroofing.com/wp-cont...-43-808-v3.pdf {ARMA Roofing Manufacturer Association Cleaning Bulletin} http://www.asphaltroofing.org/algae-discoloration-roofs {CORNING Roofing Manufacturer} Click number 1 "algae growth" http://roofingca.owenscorning.com/ho...needaroof.aspx The ARMA also says not to allow anyone to apply any roof coatings. This is something to watch out for! A common sales gimmick. Usually pressure washing companies-not roof cleaning companies-will persuade you to pressure wash your roof[ saying they turned the pressure way down :-) get out your pressure gauge, or be fooled -and then sell you an after coating, which they want to reapply every 2 years.Names like Roof-A-this, Roof-a-That, Roof Armer, Etc- Not wanting to name any specific one, because suing is a big part of their businesses.Read the ARMA warning below and see why to not allow such coating to be applied to your roof!. http://www.asphaltroofing.org/coatin...r-installation Te above roofing manufacturer association says specifically, not to allow anyone to apply any roof coatings, meant to deter the re-growth of algae. One reason they give, is none have proven successful, but also the possibility of damage etc is mentioned. This is a common sales gimmick. Usually pressure washing companies-not roof cleaning companies-will pressure wash your roof and then sell you an after coating, which they want to walk your roof and reapply every 2 years. 2 Years is the length of the after-coating warranty. That's because most roofs, even power washed, stay clean at least that long anyway. However, roofs cleaned properly, without a pressure washer, usually only need cleaning every 3-4 years-almost double that of a power wash job! Product names like Roof-A-this and Roof-A-That , Roof Armer Coat etc {Names changed} are after coatings. The above link from The roofing manufacturer association, warns not to allow after-coatings. Call for a free firm price quote. 941-474-8883 33981,33947,33946,33953,33987,33993,33948,34224,34223,33952,33954,34293,34287
  7. The 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/
  8. The 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-
  9. I 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.
  10. Thanks Chris! Yes, all Port Charlotte Roof Cleaning or Englewood and Rotonda Pressure Cleaning or Roof Cleaning work. The attached video is one we did a week or so ago. It's like "time lapse photography" LOL How is Apple Roof Cleaning in Tampa doing with roof cleaning? Busy as usual, renewing the Tampa roofs to near new appearance? Had a heart attack July 6th, but fortunately, my son has worked for me for 20 years and I can always get any one of a few local retired friends to do the ground work as needed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph0SmnifcTs
  11. Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning Jobs 2013-2014

    These are some roofs my son and I cleaned in 2013 and 2014
  12. Red Tile Roof Cleaning.wmvRoof Cleaning Started From Ground.wmv
  13. 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.
  14. This is how any roof should be cleaned. No roof should be beaten up with a pressure washing machine blast!
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