Bergman Roof Cleaning

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    Roof Cleaner Charlotte County Florida
  • Birthday 07/18/1948

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  • Location Charlotte and Southern Sarasota County Florida
  • Interests Englewood area fishing.

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  1. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: Bergman Roof Cleaning Switching To FatBoy pump   

    It looks tempting!
    But, what years I have left at this, will most likely remain 12 volt years! LOL
  2. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: Improving The Fat Boy Roof Cleaning Pump !   

     
  3. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: Green Wash from AC Lockyear - Just tried it!   

  4. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: (VIDEO) how to put on hose fittings like the pros must watch!   

    Interesting! I used to have hose ends put on and I liked them!
    Problem is, the long drive and last time they said "We don't have the parts in"
    Ahhhhh! Should have called 1st.
    Now, partly because I only work 2 days a week, due to multiple health issues, my income is 1/2 to 1/3rd, of when I worked full time, so I use hose clamps!
    It's no fun watching my Home Equity Loan go from $26,000 to $71,000 in the last 4 years. But, whatcha gonna do if ya just can't handle it anymore?
    I was too dumb back in the $$$ days, to set up anything for retirement, I traveled the country 1 or 2 times a year and spent it all-until 4 years ago and now I stay home!
    So, after all the rambling, I guess I won't be buying this machine or the 100 clamps, unless I find them for sale used somehow. Ya, good luck on that Chuck! LOL
     
  5. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: CHARLOTTE COUNTY PRESSURE WASH   



    CHARLOTTE COUNTY PRESSURE WASH DOES NOT PRESSURE WASH ROOFS!
    Our father and son business has cleaned roofs with no pressure for most of 20 years.
    Watch us on Youtube:
    Pool Enclosure Cleaning: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=NNfDLo_kRUQ
    Shingle Roof Cleaning: https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=rQjszicmWWA
    Driveway Cleaning: https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=QOpB1h8Mst8
    Cleaning Vinyl Fence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg83uQoZZ9c&t=46s
    Tile Roof Cleaning: https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=VKgMwodDBkA
    Call for a free, firm, price quote, not a changeable "estimate" I look at almost all roofs in person to quote an accurate price. Over the phone "guesstimates" could change, when the contractor actually sees what he has to do. Not Good!
    941-474-8883  Landline In Englewood,Florida
    Prior to that, we pressure washed all roofs and while they "looked" clean, watching the granules blow off of shingled roofs and the occasional tab flip up, took away the good feeling of restoring a roofs appearance.
    I said "Looked" because pressure washing does not kill the living algae Gloeocapsa magma.
    "Gloeocapsa magma is a species of cyanobacteria.
    Cyanobacteria are an ancient line of photosynthesizing bacteria.. Ancient cyanobacteria were ancestral to the chloroplasts of all plants on earth."
    It can't be seen, because there is less of an infestation after power washing and blowing it all up under your roofing and onto everything within 20' of your roof edge. But it continues to grow on your roof and now under it and on your house walls, driveway, walk and anything the blown off bacteria hit. It will be seen as black again, in 1 to 1 1/2 years.
    This algae [ bacteria ] can live through our SW Florida scalding temperatures! Roofs reach here for months!
    It can also live through nights in the teens in the winter.
    Some products are sold, that say they "WILL NOT HARM PLANTS"
    Well, if they won't harm your delicate hibiscus or bouganvilla leaves etc, how on Earth are they going to kill that super tough plant [ This bacteria is in the plant family ] growing on your roof? THEY WON'T, so even if these new chemicals could make your roof "appear" clean, it's still coated in living, growing Gloeocapsa magma ! [they don't look clean, I have tested 3 on my back roof, that is cut into the woods. They make it an uneven, light tan, after about 3-5 months, then after a year or so, it's back to black again! ]
    HOW ABOUT TILE ROOFS?
    On tile, because the roof has to be walked on everywhere, the amount of broken / cracked tiles will be high and only if the worker is very honest, will you ever know it. Many just kick them back together and they are hard to see from the ground. Pressure also often blows pieces of your soft ridge cap cement off into space! This soft cement is always cracked up and chunks can easily be blown away. Then there is the glazing that comes on most tiles, after each power wash job, you will have less and less glazing left and your roof will be a dull, faded example of what it was prior to being beat up a couple of times with a pressure cleaning machine! Even worse, is a "surface cleaner" it has SET jets that barely reach the valley portions of barrel tile, but blast the top rounded portions unbelievably hard! You can see me using a yellow surface cleaner [1st photo and others ] One of the pictures, shows a silver colored surface cleaner destroying a shingled roof. { It's not me! } See in attached photos. These are actually Flat Surface Cleaners, originally made specifically for flat cement-driveways, walks and parking lots only!
    READ DIRECTLY FROM THE ROOFING MANUFACTURERS WEBSITES WITH CLICKABLE LINKS BELOW:
    {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.aspx


    The ARMA also says not to allow anyone to apply any roof coatings. This is a common sales gimmick. Usually pressure washing companies-not roof cleaning companies-will pressure wash your roof and then sell you an after coating, which they want to reapply every 2 years. Names like Roof-A-This cide etc. Not wanting to name any specific one. Read the ARMA warning below.
    http://www.asphaltroofing.org/coating-asphalt-shingles-after-installation

     
  6. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: Bergman Roof Cleaning Switching To FatBoy pump   

    Huh? Somehow got a double post??
  7. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: Green Wash from AC Lockyear - Just tried it!   

    Hey Tennessee,
    Post back your feelings on using it on a roof.
    How much did it cost you for 5 gallons and what's the name of the store in Orlando?
  8. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: Bergman Roof Cleaning Switching To FatBoy pump   

    Well, I did 1 job with a snowplow continuous duty solenoid instead of the factory switch. After 2 hours the solenoid quit working and was blazing hot! I assume I wired it wrongly? Marcus in Texas and Bruce Sullivan bot tried to help me-Marcus made a diagram and Brice made a video and I still did it wrong! I don't get it, I have done 90% of all vehicle repairs myself in my life and over 90% of all pressure washer repairs and building and have had numerous roof cleaning setups I did myself, but I can't seem to get hooking up a solenoid straight in my head! The pump still works, but nothing comes through the solenoid at all. I will get another one - maybe someone can help me and word this setup in a way that I can get through my 68 year old - 9 prescriptions a day - HEAD? :-(
  9. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: Bergman Roof Cleaning Switching To FatBoy pump   

    Well, I did 1 job with a snowplow continuous duty solenoid instead of the factory switch. After 2 hours the solenoid quit working and was blazing hot! I assume I wired it wrongly? Marcus in Texas and Bruce Sullivan bot tried to help me-Marcus made a diagram and Brice made a video and I still did it wrong! I don't get it, I have done 90% of all vehicle repairs myself in my life and over 90% of all pressure washer repairs and building and have had numerous roof cleaning setups I did myself, but I can't seem to get hooking up a solenoid straight in my head! The pump still works, but nothing comes through the solenoid at all. I will get another one - maybe someone can help me and word this setup in a way that I can get through my 68 year old - 9 prescriptions a day - HEAD? :-(
  10. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: Green Wash from AC Lockyear - Just tried it!   

    I bought a trailer full of softwashing equipment and chemicals.
    Yesterday I tried using the Green Wash instead of Gain. Unless this tile roof was a fluke-I was amazed! It showed cleaned in a minute! It makes a quick, white foam show [ AC says this is not sudsing, but activated SH.
    The foam disappears in a minute and clean roof shows. This was barrel tile-half was not too darkened and half was reasonably blackened with algae. I only used 1 coat on it all and it was perfect!
    Anyway, after giving AC a hard time at RCIA some years ago [ and not that he didn't deserve at least half of my insults LOL ]
    I believe in also giving credit where it is due and this stuff looks like a real plus!
    My body can only - barely - handle 2 days of work a week anymore, so I will report back to this post on how the Green Wash works on other roofs, next week. I'm especially interested in shingled roofs too!
  11. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a blog entry in Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning 33981 Charlotte County Florida   

    Chuck Bergman NO WALK ON ROOF CLEANING 33981,33947,33946,33953,33987,33993,33948,34224,34223,33952,33954,34293,34287,34288,34286
    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
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  12. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: Bergman Roof Cleaning Switching To FatBoy pump   

    Through the years, I worked my way up the 12 volt pump line.
    I tried the Fat Boy, but they kept burning up switches and that bother outweighed the extra 4-6' spray distance the FB gave me.
    Marcus Raif and Bruce Sullivan spent some time, getting it through my thick skull, how to use a solenoid instead of the flimsy switches that come on the pumps and I'm hoping not to have that problem now!
    Also, now that I'm older, I do myself and my customer a favor and clean 75% or more of the roofs without walking on them.
    Now, that extra footage matters!
    I just put one of my 2 FatBoy pumps in my trailer and I'm sold!
    I didn't step on the roof before last and only on 10% of the last, as a large pool cage got in my way.
    I know, air systems are even better! My son works for me and also has his own business uses air, so I hear about it often.
    I'm satisfied with my 12 volt simplicity.
    With my Fatboy I could have reached all of the roof in my video below. I used a 5850 on that roof though.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FAVcq2dQVU&t=10s&index=1&list=PLhfu_b26aKUN1fK4Zi7e7b2vxwYVwTQkX
  13. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: What are naked links? Ted said we shuld discuss this   

    Well, I haven't been able to figure out how to change it, so if Google is happy with it being a naked link, then I will leave it one! HOORAY!
    Also, by "Fresh Content" do you mean new posts?
    If so, that's not hard to do, on "Good Days"
  14. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: WANNA SEE SOMETHING REALLY CRAZY?   

    Read this and then read the one of the posts, from the poster who says "Cheapest Quotes" It's really interesting-I promise! LOL
    https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/lss/6068954234.html