Cerified Master Roof Cleaner And Member Of "The Roof Cleaning Institute of America".

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
We specialize in Non pressure Roof Cleaning/Washing for Tile/Shingle Roofs,Driveways,Walkways,Pavers etc. We also Clean Exteriors of Homes/Buisinesses/Commercial Bldgs using a Soft Wash Cleaning Method. 727-543-3276 http://www.aspc.us Saint Petersburg Florida, Palm Harbor, Feather Sound, Safety Harbor, Clearwater, Countryside, Oldsmar,East lake Woodlads, Tarpon Springs, Largo,Seminole FL, Dunedin, Belleair, Belleair Beach, Indian Rocks, Indian Rocks Beach, Madeira Beach and Treasure Island. We also Provide Tile/ Shingle Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing in Hillsborough County and Manatee County as well. Looking for the Highest Quality and Dependability? Call Us Today! Licenced and Insured for your protection and as Always, Estimates are FREE- 727-543-3276


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Roof Cleaning Pinellas County Florida Information!

What you should know about cleaning your roof.

Your house is most likely your biggest investment and your roof is one of the most expensive parts of your house. It is extremely important to have the utmost in confidence in your decision before hiring a qualified roof cleaning contractor.

Roof Cleaning Institute of America members only use chemicals recommended by the ARMA* Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, shingle manufacturers, and do not use pressure on asphalt shingles. We also provide our customers proof by providing technical bulletins directly from their websites. Our chemicals provide enough cleaning power to remove all mold, mildew, and streaks...without pressure washing or heavy rinsing.

RCIA members provide a 100% Guarantee your roof will look like new again!"

Pressure washing is not recommended because it will remove a large amount of the ceramic coated granules from your shingles, which will void the warranty. Even low pressure will cause granule loss and shorten the life of your shingles. If you have ever cleaned out the inside of your gutters you will notice granules in them just from the rain taking them off. Think what any additional pressure would do to your roof.

For instance, you see someone cleaning a roof with so-called "low" pressure and biodegradable chemicals and it appears they have done a good job just because the streaks and discoloration are gone, but guess what? So is a large amount of the protective ceramic coated granules which insures the shingle's warranty. The roof will no longer have the original 20-30 year warranty the customer paid for. Thousands of dollars are spent each year replacing and repairing damage caused by under skilled operators and companies who over sold their knowledge and capabilities.

Depending on how corrosive the chemicals they were using and the amount of pressure was applied to the shingles, a 20-30 year warranty roof may only have enough ceramic coated granules to last 5-15 years. There is no telling how much damage they have done until 5-15 years later the roof has deteriorated prematurely and must be replaced MUCH MUCH sooner than they should have. Make sure your roof's warranty will not be compromised by hiring a qualified professional who really knows what they are doing, has references, and has proper documents from the RCIA, ARMA, and shingle manufacturers to PROVE it.

Always use a 'chemical only' cleaning process for your roof. Roof cleaning is a completely different trade from pressure washing requiring different pumps, plumbing, hoses, nozzles, valves, chemicals, caution, knowledge, experience, skill, and insurance. The certified RCIA roof cleaners have all of the necessary tools, and have learned from the best roof cleaning professionals in the country.

Make sure you know what kind of chemicals are being applied on your property.

1) Do not accept "it's biodegradable" for an answer.
Even uranium is biodegradable over 50,000 years or so.

Because many "competitors" lack our roof cleaning equipment, knowledge, training, and experience, they sometimes apply a dangerously strong chemical solution. Sodium Hydroxide and Potassium Hydroxide will dissolve the asphalt and tar on your roof, shortening the life of your shingles and voiding the roof's warranty. Even sodium metasilicate is too corrosive. Products containing sodium percarbonate (oxygenated bleach) are ineffective and will not remove streaks without pressure.

2) Do not accept "we use low pressure" for an answer.
What exactly do they mean by low pressure? 500-1000psi is too much and will blast off
too many granules. Any more pressure than 100psi is excessive.

If the company you are asking whether or not they use a pressure washer and they say, "Yes, but it's very low-low pressure" It's only 500-1000psi and it won't damage your roof. We can not stress enough to all home owners who have asphalt shingle roofs to avoid hiring companies who use any pressure at all. A chemical only, NO pressure system is the best, safest, most efficient, longest lasting way to go.

Roof cleaning companies who "low" pressure wash roofs may have not had any complaints from the BBB for years, but it's only a matter of time when one of the roofs they have pressure washed will have to be replaced much sooner than the warranty expires. A more attractive lower price will actually be more expensive in the long run.

Gadgets like water brooms, roof gitters,
pitch witches, and surface cleaners
all operate from a pressure washer &
will all cause more harm than good.

Our chemicals do all of the work to remove streaks and discoloration from your roof and require no pressure or heavy rinsing. Because we do not have to rinse, your roof will stay cleaner longer than our competitors. Leaving the chemicals on the roof creates a roof treatment or a hostile environment for future algae growth. Each time it rains, a small amount of chemical is washed off to help re-clean your roof over and over again.

Concerned about your plants, pets, and landscaping?

We only spray the roof, not your plants. We always bag the ends of your downspouts, collect all the chemical run-off from the roof and dispose of them away from your landscaping. If the roof does not have gutters we will thoroughly dilute the roof cleaning chemical down to safe levels by spraying the landscaping with water before, during, and after applying chemical. After the chemical biodegrades and evaporates from the roof, the dried crystals and surfactant act as a roof treatment to keep the roof cleaner longer as it rains.

The rain actually does a better job of rinsing than if you tried to rinse it yourself because the rain is slightly acidic with of PH of 5.6. Our roof cleaning chemical has a PH of 11 and most city water supplies have a PH of 8. The rain helps reactivate the chemical at a lower ph, which gives the roof a secondary cleaning, neutralizes the chemicals better, and aids in disinfecting the mold and mildew embedded in the shingles even further. The rain does a much more thorough job, giving your roof a much longer lasting cleaning.

We have had to go behind many competitors who use chemicals NOT approved by the ARMA or shingle manufacturers or use no chemicals and pressure wash or rinse their customer's roofs, which start growing mold and streaks in 2 years or less.

We guarantee our roof cleaning will outlast anyone not following these guidelines!

The price of cleaning your roof vs. replacing it, averages 1/10 the cost!



So if your thinking of having your Shingle or Tile Roof Cleaned please

Call us or visit the RCIA activeboard online if you have more questions.


ARMA Technical bulletin

GAF Technical bulletins


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing Holiday FL!

See more blogs in Saint Petersburg, FL Roof Cleaning And Pressure Washing By All Surface Pressure Cleaning Inc. Blog

As of August 2010 we will and have began providing Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing Service to Holiday and the surrounding Pasco County areas. In the past couple of months we have noticed an increase in calls from residents looking for quality Safe Non Pressure Roof Cleaning for their Tile and Shingle Roofs and Soft Wash Pressure Washing For their Homes Exterior, Pool Enclosures/ Cages and Decks and for Concrete Driveway Cleaning. Many who have called are from Communities that have been sent Letters/ Notices from their Home Owners Associations To Have their Roofs Cleaned as well as other areas of their property Cleaned. Yesterday, Saturday 8-14-2010 we performed a Tile Roof Cleaning, House Wash, Pool Deck and Enclosure and Concrete Cleaning for a Client for just that reason in a Home Owner Association In Holiday Florida. Not only was the Homeowner impressed with our method of Cleaning so was the Neighbor next door. They had also recieved a notice to have their Shingle Roof Cleaned but were very leary of calling someone in fear that someone would try to Clean their Shingle Roof using High Pressure. When they noticed our method of Non Pressure Roof Cleaning they immedietly hired us to Clean their Shingle Roof and were very happy with the results. Little did we know it, but we were actually being watched by one of the members on the Home Association Board who eventually approached us and told us how impressed he was with our crew and our equitment. He mentioned that he has seen a couple Pressure Washing companies in the area but non of them seemed to be as professional or as equiped to handle such jobs. If you have recieved a letter from your Homeowners Association or you would just like a free quote from us please feel free to call us at 727-543-3276. Also, be sure to visit the rest of our site here and take a look at our before and after pictures. You may also visit us on our main web site at http://www.aspc.us/ Call Us Today For A Cleaner Tomorrow! We look forward to doing business with you. Sincerely,The Team at All Surface Pressure Cleaning 727-543-3276

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tile Roof Cleaning Saint petersburg YMCA!

Tile Roof Cleaning For the YMCA Of Greater Saint Petersburg!Here is a job that we did for one of our local YMCA's in Saint Petersburg Florida over the weekend. We were originally contacted back in 2008 to bid on this job but for whatever reason it got put on hold until this year. I have stayed in contact with them doing follow-up calls and visits since our original bid was submitted. Three weeks ago we were asked to do a demo for them because a few members on the BOD were skeptical about Non Pressure Roof Cleaning. They were very happy with the results and ten minutes after the demo we were given the go ahead to schedule the Roof Cleaning. We used 5 people on this job, went through 320 gals of fresh SH and it took 2 full days to complete. Many areas soaked up 3-4 coats of material. We have also done Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing for another location in Palm Harbor Florida and should be hearing on a few other locations in Clearwater, Largo, Seminole and others throughout Pinellas County and some in Hillsborough County Florida... Here are a few before and afters pictures of the Roof Cleaning.

All Surface Pressure Cleaning Inc.Non Pressure Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing in Pinellas County Florida. 727-543-3276Roof Cleaning Palm Harbor/Clearwater FloridaPressure Washing Pinellas County FloridaPinellas County Florida Roof and Pressure Cleaning VideoSoft Wash Exterior Pressure Cleaning Saint Petersburg FloridaRoof Cleaning/Pressure Washing BlogWe Specialize in Tile/ Shingle Roof Cleaning, Concrete Cleaning and Soft Wash Exterior Cleaning Of Residential Homes and Business'.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pressure Cleaning Condominiums in Clearwater Florida

This is a Pressure Washing job we completed working on for a Property Management company here in Clearwater. This is a Condo Association that consists of 33 units. They are all set within three 3 story buildings that are connected by a small maze in a courtyard. All of the end units have two sets of balconies and all the bottom floor units have patios that are surrounded by a brick partition. Mold, Mold and more Mold. I figured on 4 days to complete but we were able to complete Pressure Washing the buildings in 2 days. We went back on Thursday to finish up the outside perimeter Concrete Cleaning. This was the day that had already been set for the residents to move their cars from the carport area's so that we could rinse them out as well. This place is like a giant maze and we had fun Pressure Washing them. All of the residents were very nice and dealing with the President of the Home Owners Association was a pleasure. We are looking forward to working with them again in the future on a few other Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning projects.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Pressure Washing Institute - Larry Millette

Pressure Washing Institute - Larry Millette

Take a look at one of our other Blog Sites for more Before and after Photos of our work and listings of our Service areas for Roof Cleaning in Pinellas County Florida and around the Tampa Bay Florida area.


Friday, January 22, 2010

Can A Dirty Roof Make you Sick? Read Here!

Can A Dirty Roof Make You Sick? Read What A Doctor Has To Say!
According to Dr. Victor H Morgenroth, who is a semi-retired adjunct professor at UM
the " dirt " on roofs could actually be causing illness. Here is an excerpt from an article that was written by Dr. Morgenroth.
Having your roof cleaned actually makes sense.
It isn't just aesthetics. While people like to say that dirty roofs lower a property's value and may make it hard to sell, the "dirt" on a roof actually shortens its life span and can even present a health hazard. Furthermore, the "dark stains" on a roof act as a sponge to absorb the sun's heat, which causes a rise in the temperature inside a home or building, creating higher air conditioning bills.
The dirt isn't just dust – It's alive. Some of the black or very dark roof stains are caused by a resilient type of algae,Gloeocapsa magma (a type of blue-green algae commonly found in climates with warm, humid summers). The algae grow in standing water, as well as in our lakes and ponds. The algal spores are carried to our roofs from the water sources by the wind and birds, and then from roof to roof where it grows and feeds on the limestone filler in asphalt shingles and the real dirt on tile roofs maybe in some cases the tiles themselves. Worse still, as the algae grow, they retain water and foster the growth of other roof inhabitants.
The black stains are also very likely to harbor a number of molds or fungi. Unlike algae the fungi on our roofs lacks chlorophyll. They are unable to manufacture food from raw materials. So, it must get nutrition from some form of organic matter. To thrive, these heterotrophs, who used to be called saprophytes, also require a warm, humid environment.
Fungi normally begin their life cycle as an airborne spore that settles on roofs, especially the asphalt-shingle ones. The spores on the northern exposure of the roof stand a better chance of survival because that portion of the roof is the last part to dry after a rain or morning dew. This raises the humidity on the surface of the shingle, thus creating a perfect feeding and breeding ground.
The tar used in roofing is fossilized, dead organic matter -- and an important food source for fungi. Asphalt, at the granule base, is normally consumed first. Once these granules dislodge, accelerated deterioration will occur. Ceramic granules represent the outer hard shell that protects against hail and other falling debris. Ceramic granules protect against damaging UV radiation and insulate the roof against extreme heat. So you can understand that their dislodgement by the growing fungal colonies can be detrimental to our roofs' longevity. Surprisingly, the blue-green algae are also food for the fungi.
While not all mold (fungi) and algae pose a health danger, some are harmful, especially for us older folks, younger children and people who suffer from asthma and respiratory problems. Their spores, which are on your roof, can get inside your home because they end up on the driveway and walkways from rain, and are easily tracked inside. They can even be drawn into our air conditioning systems and eventually populate our ducts.
Different mold species can have varying health effects, but it is important to remember that any excessive mold growth needs to be taken care of, regardless of the species. Any excessive mold growth can lead to increased allergies, toxicity, and house/building structural problems.