Chuck Bergman Pressure Washing and Softwash Roof Cleaning Englewood, Rotonda,Florida

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by Bergman Pressure Cleaning, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Bergman Pressure Cleaning

    Bergman Pressure Cleaning LawnSite Member
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    Florida-Roof Cleaning by Chuck Bergman services all above areas.

    Chuck Bergman Soft Wash Roof Cleaning has been serving Charlotte and Sarasota Counties in Florida since 1991 { Prior to that as Chuck Bergman Pressure Cleaning }

    With years of experience , it became clear to me that while pressure washing roofs made them look clean, damage was occurring on the roofs. Pressure cleaning machines can only be turned down so far and still accomplish roof cleaning and any amount of pressure, even as low a setting as 500 psi { 3000 to 4000 is what most pressure cleaning contractors use } will still remove around 15-20% of the granules that make up the color and protection of your shingle roof per cleaning.

    Ugly black algae, left in place on the roof, eats around those granules and the rain removes them. Still eventually destroying the roof and spoiling it's appearance and resale value. With tile roofs, pressure removes the glazing many tile roofs come with. Pressure also blows pieces of cement that hold the ridge-caps in place off into space! If your tile roof is painted, pressure will blow portions of paint off all over the roof, leaving it in need of an expensive paint job!

    So, what to do?

    In 1991 I started developing a system to clean roofs without using pressure.

    Now these roof cleaning systems are available for purchase commercially.
    Even some of these "Non Pressure" systems are what I consider overkill, so I have tried them all and settled on what I consider the best for my customers. Some are designed to do a roof very quickly, using 7 gallon per minute {GPM} pumps on up! Others [because they are cheap] very slowly- 1 gpm pumps. I am in the middle and pleased with my results with pumps that essentially put out 3 gpm. I want the cleaning solution to remain on the roof, not to run off the roof or into the gutters.

    In the attached link, you can read how a Roofing Manufacturers Association says to clean roofs. That is the only method I use. So your warranty will not be voided.

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  2. Bergman Pressure Cleaning

    Bergman Pressure Cleaning LawnSite Member
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    We work in Sarasota too, up to Bee Ridge Rd.

  3. Bergman Pressure Cleaning

    Bergman Pressure Cleaning LawnSite Member
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    The mad "pre-Holiday" cleaning rush is over and we are now scheduling work again in Charlotte and Southern Sarasota County, Florida.

    Pressure Washing 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 is a pressure washing contractor who services Charlotte and Sarasota County Florida and provides cleaning services to homeowners who wish to restore and protect their greatest investment – their home.

    Keeping the exterior of your 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. House washing services are very affordable, especially when you consider the benefits of pressure washing 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 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 cleaning contractor instead.

    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 washing houses covered with vinyl siding is that a simple cleansing 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 Washing 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 SW Florida.

    To keep the siding looking new for longer periods of time, a wax mix can be added to the cleaning process which will help the vinyl resist the growth of mildew as well as reduce the amount of dirt that sticks to the siding. Adding the wax as a 3rd step in the cleaning process will save you money in the long run.It will also protect the vinyl siding from the outdoor Florida elements. 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 Charlotte and Sarasota County Florida, in the pressure cleaning business, we have obtained the best formula, for each individual home's exterior!

    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 & 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 Charlotte and Sarasota County 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!

    Roof Cleaning

    Undoubtedly, the roof is the most expensive portion of your home! WARNING! Roofing should not be cleaned with the use of a pressure washer!
    The roofing manufacturers themselves have given specific instructions on their websites, on how to properly clean their roofing materials and all say one thing in general-
    Read directly from a number of manufacturer links here on our website. You may be shocked, if you have allowed anyone to use a pressure washer on your roof in the past!

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  4. Roof Cleaning Raleigh  NC

    Roof Cleaning Raleigh NC LawnSite Member
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    Great pressure washing and roof cleaning in Charlotte and Southern Sarasota County, Florida as usual Chuck!
  5. Bergman Pressure Cleaning

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  6. Houston Tx Roof Cleaning

    Houston Tx Roof Cleaning LawnSite Member
    from Katy Tx
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    Chuck Bergman is a seasoned roof cleaning and pressure washing professional in Charlotte and Southern Sarasota County, Florida. He goes the extra mile to perfect his work by staying in touch with the best roof cleaning and pressure washing techniques on the forums.
  7. Bergman Pressure Cleaning

    Bergman Pressure Cleaning LawnSite Member
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    I very much appreciate that!!! :)

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  8. Bergman Pressure Cleaning

    Bergman Pressure Cleaning LawnSite Member
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    Much appreciated Marcus! I'm sure you are cleaning up all the lagae infested roofs in your part of Texas nicely as well!!! :)

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  9. Roof Cleaning by A&E

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    Great work as always Chuck
  10. Houston Tx Roof Cleaning

    Houston Tx Roof Cleaning LawnSite Member
    from Katy Tx
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    Eric, that is why Chuck is the man to see for roof cleaning in Charlotte and Southern Sarasota County, Florida.

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