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Port Charlotte, Rotonda Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing By Chuck Bergman 33981

Watch me cleaning roofs in a few Youtube videos here-


I have been a pressure washing contractor here in Charlotte County for over 26 years. I have the proper assortment of equipment to clean most any surface you have that is dirty or has algae or bugs etc. With my years of experience here in Charlotte County, I have learned to perfect the use of pressure washing machines, using a lower, non-damaging pressure 2200 psi and compensate by using a higher water volume. I buy special pumps, that put out a high water volume flow, instead of the common 4 GPM most of my competitors would ordinarily use, which require the use of a higher 3000 to 4000 lb pressure spray blast. Everything you have cleaned, will last longer, if cleaned using a larger volume of water, rather than a higher hit of pressure!

Years ago, I pressure washed all roofs too, that was before I learned to use the method outlined by many roofing manufacturers and the ARMA - Roofing Manufacturers' Association. { It's like maintaining anything you own using the user manual that comes with the product.} It is a Non-Pressure, Gentle, SOFT WASHING using a 12 volt 60 psi pump system. { Chemical Cleaning }

My conscious was not feeling too good back in the early 90's, about using a pressure washer on roofing - because I could see that while pressure washing roofs appeared to clean the roofs, there was always an element of damage occurring, each time I pressure washed them. Usually about a 20% granule loss or with tile, etching and the removal of factory glazing

So, in the mid 90's I found a gentle cleaning method, that got the roofs cleaner, lasted longer {often twice as long } and did no damage to the roof whatsoever. I'm sure that's why the roofing manufacturers specify this "Soft Wash" method - to save themselves from premature roof replacements. One pressure washing of a shingled roof, can take off a good % of the protective granules. On tile, it will loosen and blow out the cement going up your ridge-caps, etch the cement surface and remove the factory glazing, many tile roofs were made with.


On Youtube you can watch me clean roofs and see them come clean before your eyes, with no pressure used for cleaning! Just look up "Bergman Roof Cleaning"

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. If anyone claims they are cleaning in this same manner = "Non-Pressure" "Soft Washing" "No Pressure" Chemical Cleaning" Ask them when they bid your job, if a pressure washing machine will be started up during the process. If they say "Yes, but we turn the pressure way down" or "Yes, but just for rinsing" or "Yes, but we use a surface cleaning machine"


That's the "trick of their trade" No matter what chemicals, green claims, water only or otherwise, in the end, a pressure washing machine does the actual roof cleaning and leaves it's inevitable damage, and spreads the living algae spores everywhere under the roofing and around the property, as it's blown over the roof edges!

Soft Washing is a simple 1 step, self cleaning application of roofing manufacturer specified cleaning agents, applied with my 60 psi 12 volt pump. Pressure washing machines run 3000 to 4000 psi. Even a cheap homeowner machine from a discount store etc will be 2500 psi.

Be wise and stick with the roofing manufacturers only specified cleaning chemicals - Bleach, soap and water. Plus only use that same manufacturers' specific Non-Pressure chemical cleaning method on your roof! Pressure Washing Your Roof Can Void The Manufacturer's Warranty + Damage it!

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.

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

-- Edited by Bergman Roof Cleaning Port Charlotte FL 941-698-1959 on Friday 4th of November 2016 07:32:03 PM


Serving Englewood Rotonda North Port Cape Haze Venice Port Charlotte Punta Gorda Boca Grande Charlotte and Southern Sarasota Counties in Florida.


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