Bergman Roof Cleaning

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About Bergman Roof Cleaning

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

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  • Website URL http://www.bergmanpressurewashing.com/

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  • Gender Male
  • 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: Older Roof Folks-After all these years and all RCIA has taught many of us   

    What are you using as a roof mix and equipment?
    There have been popular surfactants-I used Ammonyx Lo for years, but had to drive over 100 miles to Tampa to get it.
    I tried everything else as it came out and then, as has happened to me many times-even though I have been cleaning roofs with no pressure since sometime in the mid to late 90's [ I'm guessing from some of my pictures I've run into, that were dated, that it's since about 1996 or so?
    Anyway, I learned from RCIA that GAIN dish liquid was compatible with SH, so that's what I've used ever since. Shingled roofs 30-35% SH and in my 100 gal mix tank about 44 oz of Gain-period.
    On tile, a 45-50% SH mix with 44-88 oz Gain and on very dirty, light colored roofs, about 15lb of TSP per 100 gal mix.
    I stuck with the Delavan 5gpm 12 volt delivery system, just because
    I'm almost 70 and too old to bother switching to air.
    My son is in the same business [ and now that he is largely recuperated from his fall in 2014 ] is working for me again-but mainly just pressure washing, or doing the lower portion of roofs from the ground. I do the rest.
    Anyway, he bought a double air delivery system = 2 compressors, 2 air pumps and carries 2 12 volt pumps for backup.
    HE LOVES THE AIR SYSTEM! However, they don't come cheap and after less than 2 years is on his 3rd pump and 2nd compressor-and that's about to meet it's maker! LOL
    How about you?
  2. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: THE CHUCK BERGMAN ROOF CLEANING WARNING!   

    REMOVING MY 3 REMOTE CALL FORWARDING NUMBERS ON THIS AND OTHER POSTS. HERE'S WHY I NEED TO AND YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE YOU GET REMOTE #'s TOO!:
    Back in around 1990, when everyone used landline phones instead of cell phones-I learned about Remote Call Forwarding numbers. I got a local number for Venice-Sarasota area 483--A local number for Englewood area 474-- and a local number for Port Charlotte-Punta Gorda areas 255-
    Back then I advertised in all 3 areas, using a few different phone books, covering those areas. In all, I had like 5-7 different individual phone books at a time going. Having those local numbers for those town areas, made potential customers see me as a local, instead of out of towner. My home phone number is an oddball starting with 698 and only covers rural areas, the largest being Rotonda.
    Now, I physically can only work 2 days a week and then take 5 days to recuperate from the pain and tiredness.
    SO! To make a short story long LOL I don't advertise in any phone books now and haven't for like 10 years!
    Modern day people are used to hiring companies that run off of cell phone numbers, many of which are not even Florida numbers!
    Few of them would even know that these old numbers were local for them???
    SO! LOL I am getting rid of all numbers except my home phone, which is what all the other numbers ring in to, the 698 number.
    POINT BEING  I'm visiting old posts on all the forums I have posted on and removing the 3 "Remote" numbers.
    If I leave them and a potential customer dials them-after I eventually shut them down, they will get
    "DEE DAA DEE THE NUMBER YOU HAVE CALLED IS NO LONGER IN SERVICE"
    Chances are they will then assume I am out of business and call the next roof cleaner / pressure washer on their list!
    It's going to be an enormous undertaking, but it will save me 2 things-$130.00 a month phone bills and 3/4ths of the telemarketer calls I get! When they see all 4 of my numbers, they call all 3 !!
    That's my story. So, if you do get remote call forwarding numbers, be sure to make an accurate list of the websites you put them on, so you have the option the edit them out or, if editing is not possible, make a reply post saying "I am now using only 1 phone number ###-467-%%%% "
     
  3. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: Charlotte County Roof Maintenance. Roof Cleaning Under Roofing Warranty   

    REMOVING MY 3 REMOTE CALL FORWARDING NUMBERS ON THIS AND OTHER POSTS. HERE'S WHY:
    Back in around 1990, when everyone used landline phones instead of cell phones-I learned about Remote Call Forwarding numbers. I got a local number for Venice-Sarasota area 483-
    A local number for Englewood area 474- and a local number for Port Charlotte-Punta Gorda areas 255-
    Back then I advertised in all 3 areas, using a few different phone books, covering those areas. In all, I had like 5-7 different individual phone books at a time going. Having those local numbers for those town areas, made potential customers see me as a local. My home phone number is an oddball starting with 698 and only covers rural areas, the largest being Rotonda.
    Now, I physically can only work 2 days a week and then take 5 days to recuperate from the pain and tiredness.
    SO! To make a short story long LOL I don't advertise in any phone books now and haven't for like 10 years!
    Modern day people are used to hiring companies that run off of cell phone numbers, many of which are not even Florida numbers!
    SO! LOL I am getting rid of all numbers except my home phone, which is what all the other numbers ring in to, the 698 number.
    POINT BEING  I'm visiting old posts on all the forums I have posted on and removing the 3 "Remote" numbers. If I leave them and a potential customer dials them-after I eventually shut them dow, they will get "DEE DAA DEE THE NUMBER YOU HAVE CALLED IS NOT IN SERVICE" Chances are they will then assume I am out of business and call the next roof cleaner / pressure washer on their list!
    It's going to be an enormous undertaking, but it will save me 2 things-$130.00 a month and 3/4ths of the telemarketer calls! When they see all 4 of my numbers, they call all 3 !!
  4. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: Huge Thank YOU Chris Tucker and RCIA   

    You are right Phillip, Chis is an outstanding person!
    I have been at RCIA since just about it's beginning.
    I think I was the 1st to become certified, which is why my avatar is the original certification certificate I have.
    Through the years, I have watched Chris help and help and help!
    There have been members who turned against him and did backbiting and Chris held his cool longer than any man but Jesus could!
    I still find on other forums people insulting him and it makes me mighty angry!
    In every case, I reply and try to put them in their place [ which is a place wayyyy below Chris! ]
    Sometimes, if I'm just visiting a site, I register, just so I can reply to anyone who tries putting him down.
    I'm not brown nosing-Chris and I have known each other far too long to need to do that.
    I simply feel this strongly!
    He has been a friend and helper to so many!!
  5. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: Easy Map Maker   

    I'll have to check that out!
    I'm lucky if I can remember what I did 2 days ago! LOL
    Oh ya, I did this yucky job, but at least I made some money! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKdQIAhvcaI
     
  6. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: USE 30 SPF LIP PROTECTION. I HAVE LIP CANCER!   

    The worst part is, the tiny pinholes, that I can put pressure near and weep water out, are still there, after 21 days of torture! NOW WHAT?
  7. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: USE 30 SPF LIP PROTECTION. I HAVE LIP CANCER!   

    Sorry about that! I just posted a picture, as it came from my camera? Thanks!
  8. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: USE 30 SPF LIP PROTECTION. I HAVE LIP CANCER!   

    That's interesting!
    NO, the doctor sim-ply said it was cancer, not specifically from sun exposure-I assumed that, as I have dozens of pre-cancerous tissue spots removed twice a year.
    If it could be caused by Chapstick, I would really like to see the info you speak of! I will go research it now!
    Thanks!
  9. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: USE 30 SPF LIP PROTECTION. I HAVE LIP CANCER!   

    I used sunscreen on my face and ears for the last 15 years or so, but because I was using chapstick, with an spf 4 7-8 times a day, I never thought about getting lip cancer!
    I imagine the overspray in the face of roof mix don't help much either!
  10. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: USE 30 SPF LIP PROTECTION. I HAVE LIP CANCER!   

    I have been having small cancers and loads of pre-cancers removed yearly for the last 15 years or so. It's gone to 2 x a year the last few years-but always face, forehead, neck, shoulders etc.
    Then, I noticed some very tiny pinholes in my lower lip about 2 months ago. My GP didn't know what it was. I saw a dermatologist and it's lip cancer. Just did 21 days of Flurouracil 0.5 % it ate my lip up plenty [ Flurouracil  only attacks cancer or pre-cancerous skin cells ] but the pinholes remain!
    Can't see my derm again until Tuesday and of course, I'm worried now! = Surgery?
    See photo of day 18

  11. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: USE 30 SPF LIP PROTECTION. I HAVE LIP CANCER!   

    I have been having small cancers and loads of pre-cancers removed yearly for the last 15 years or so. It's gone to 2 x a year the last few years-but always face, forehead, neck, shoulders etc.
    Then, I noticed some very tiny pinholes in my lower lip about 2 months ago. My GP didn't know what it was. I saw a dermatologist and it's lip cancer. Just did 21 days of Flurouracil 0.5 % it ate my lip up plenty [ Flurouracil  only attacks cancer or pre-cancerous skin cells ] but the pinholes remain!
    Can't see my derm again until Tuesday and of course, I'm worried now! = Surgery?
    See photo of day 18

  12. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: Proportioners - Do They Work Reliably?   

    Yes, I should have specified that I meant 0 on roofs without gutters and touchy plants below.
  13. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: Proportioners - Do They Work Reliably?   

    Because of increased plant damage possibilities, I have cut back on my use of surfactants, which now is just Gain.
    I use anywhere from 0 to 88 ounces in my 100 gallon mixtures.Most often about 22 ounces- 1/2 bottle Gain.
  14. Bergman Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic: We Use An EPA Registered Pesticide To Clean Your Roof !   

    By the way, good find and post Chris!
    Add to that - Roof-A-Cide is an after coating, or "field coating"
    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 a roof and then sell an after coating, 
    which they want to reapply every 2 years. Read the ARMA warning below about this specifically.
    http://www.asphaltroofing.org/coating-asphalt-shingles-after-installation