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Returning Snowbirds!

We thank all our great customers, community association managers, property managers and board members for keeping us busy through the summer (slow season) months!  Now as we approach August our schedule tends to fill up very fast and booked out further than some like in regards to getting on the schedule.  As you start to plan your return to the beautiful sunshine state we would love for you to plan in advance and book your appointment now!  This will allow you to get the date you like or have your yearly cleaning needs completed before your arrival, or both.  Please give us a call or email now so we can get you on the books!  Thank you for being the best customers.

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Roof-A-Cide

Tired of calling vendors that don’t answer the phone, call you back or respond to an email request?  Don’t want to worry about your plants or grass being killed?  Want to have your roof maintained in a 1/4 of the time it takes other companies to bleach clean your roof?  We have good news for you!  We always return a call or email and you can still reach after the job is done!  We are the oldest Roof-A-Cide applicator in SW Florida.  We can handle your home or entire community from Ft. Myers to Tampa.  We have been around since 1996, we are not going anywhere!

Picture is of another community we have maintained for years!

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Metal Roofs Need Cleaning Too

Shingle, tile, metal or stone coated roofs will need to be cleaned at some point in their life.  Typically within the first five years after installation is the best time to start maintenance and if you look to have it treated before the black mold is visible then you will save money and the life of your roof.  Either way we can take care of you but if you want to keep your roof clean and free of mold then you should really take a look at using Roof A Cide.  We can apply it to a new roof so it never needs cleaning or clean a dirty roof and keep it clean thereafter with Roof A Cide.  The only EPA approved product that comes with a written warranty to keep your roof looking new!

 

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Curb appeal for your business!

Basically, this is what your potential customer sees when they approach your business. There is an old saying that you do not have a second chance to make a first impression. The better your business looks to those who are seeing it for the first time, the better initial impression they will have of your company. For retail stores and restaurants, curb appeal can make a big difference in how potential customers will view your business.

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Are you challenging yourself in 2016?

As humans, we all wake up each day and go through the same motions as yesterday, we become comfortable and we forget to challenge ourselves.

In 2016, we have decided to challenge ourselves, as individuals and a company, to ensure our service is something YOU are excited about!

This year our goal will be to strive for 100%satisfaction in servicing your homes.

We are human, we make mistakes, but the importance of taking time to correct those mistakes is key in any business. There’s a quote by Bruce Lee that states, “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” We hope you will join us in our journey to perfection and give us the opportunity to continue grow with you in the New Year.

We truly value your business and wish you a challenging and very prosperous year in 2016!

 

SW FLA Property Managers & Homeowner Associations: Don’t entrust your properties to just anyone!

Hoover Pressure Cleaning is an Authorized Roof-A-Cide® Applicator committed to providing Outstanding Customer Service and Satisfaction through their Highly Trained and Properly Equipped Professionals.

From Individual Homes & Businesses, to Homeowner and Condo Associations, Hoover Pressure Cleaning cleans & maintains more than 1,000 properties each year. They offer eco-friendly products & services for your Exteriors, Driveways & Pavers, Pool Cages & Decks, Lanais, and Roofs.
When budgeting time comes – Hoover Pressure Cleaning can help you with detailed and accurate estimates on all of the cost-effective services you need to maintain your property.
Hoover Pressure Cleaning is also happy to offer presentations to your Management Associates, Directors, or Communities as a whole to explain proper and timely maintenance is the most cost-effective approach to maintaining the aesthetics and value of a Community.
Hoover Pressure Cleaning has been proudly serving Charlotte, Sarasota, Lee & Manatee Counties since 1996 and has built a solid repeat & referral business based on Outstanding Customer Service and Value!
Here are some of the Associations they service.
  • Admirals Point
  • Avista
  • Bent Tree
  • Bobcat Trail
  • Bobcat Trail Villas
  • Boca Bay – Boca Grande
  • Boca Grande
  • Boca Royale
  • Burnt Store Isles
  • Burnt Store Lakes
  • Burnt Store Meadows
  • Caloosa Lakes
  • Casey Key
  • Cedar Creek
  • Colonial Oaks
  • Deep Creek
  • Englewood Isles
  • Fairway Villas
  • Gardens of Palm Aire
  • Greenfield
  • Gulf Cove
  • Heritage Oak
  • Heron Creek Golf & Country Club
  • Isles Cove
  • Jacaranda Heights
  • Lakes of Jacaranda
  • Lakewood Ranch Country Club
  • Lakewood Ranch – Weston
  • Lemon Bay Isles
  • Longboat Key
  • Manasota Key
  • Marlin Run at Burnt Store Marina
  • Mission Lake
  • Misty Creek
  • Myakka River Trails
  • North Port Estates
  • Oyster Creek
  • Palm Aire
  • Palm Island
  • Palmer Ranch
  • Pelican Pointe
  • Pine Brook
  • Plantation
  • Prestancia
  • Punta Gorda Isles
  • River Club
  • River Wilderness
  • Riverwood Golf & Country Club
  • Rotonda
  • Rotonda Lakes
  • Sabal Trace
  • Sawgrass
  • Seminole Lakes Country Club
  • Siesta Key
  • Sorrento Woods
  • South Gulf Cove
  • Southwood
  • Spanish Point
  • Stoneybrook  – Forest Hills I & II
  • Stoneybrook of Venice
  • The Oaks
  • The Resort at Burnt Store Marina
  • Three Oaks
  • Turtle Rock
  • Venetia
  • Venetian Golf & Country Club
  • Water’s Edge Condo Assoc.
  • Waterford
  • Weston at Lakewood Ranch
  • Willow Brook
  • Windward
  • Woodlands at Rivendale
Contact Hoover Pressure Cleaning today:
  • Toll Free: (888) 697-6886
  • Englewood: (941) 460-0280
  • North Port: (941) 460-0280
  • Port Charlotte: (941) 743-2882
  • Punta Gorda: (941) 637-5859
  • Sarasota/Bradenton: (941) 922-4778
  • Venice: (941) 483-4214

Why Professional Roof Cleaning Benefits Your Homeowner or Condominium Association

Hoover Pressure Cleaning is a locally owned business in Southwest Florida who knows that keeping a clean roof is important to any homeowner or condominium association for many reasons.

Three reasons include:

  1. Uniformed Cleanly Appearance of the homes in your association and stops the fungus from moving home to home.
  2. Plant Friendly Cleaning & Eco-Friendly products safe for children, animals and plants.
  3. Cost Effective Cleaning and Maintenance Plans available that save money in the long-run – don’t let the fungus eat away your roof.

Appearance:

Appearance is extremely important for homeowner associations and condominium associations.  The residents that live in these dwellings expect to have a tidy and clean area to live it.  Most the time, there are many rules to abide by when living in these communities.  It is very important to have a clean living environment for several reasons, but here are just a few:

  • First appearance to potential new homeowners is important – no one wants to live in an area that has no curb appeal.
  • Homeowners want a peaceful and beautiful area to live in
  • A dirty roof with debris and algae does not look good against dark green fertilized and cut grass, or neat and tidy landscapes.

 

Eco-Friendly Products:

Hoover Pressure Cleaning specializes in Plant Friendly power washing & Eco-Friendly products and services.  From pressure sensitive cleaning methods to Eco-Friendly cleaning solutions, you know it will be a right choice for the environment in your association.  Hoover Pressure Cleaning offers Roof-A-Cide, a proprietary mixture of cleaning agents and EPA approved algaecides that are extremely effective in controlling recurring discoloration on tile, and asphalt shingle roof surfaces. It is applied to the roof surface and will keep it clean for at least 2 years! When applied every two years, the unsightly stains will NEVER return – GUARANTEED!

Roof-A-Cide® is effective on barrel tile, concrete tile, stone-coated metal and asphalt/fiberglass shingles. So you know that every roof in your community will be covered.  This Eco-friendly solution is safe around children, animals and plants, so you are rest assured there will be no harmful effects of cleaning your roofs.

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Cost Effective:

As you know, keeping a clean roof is eye pleasing to anyone, but did you also know it is cost effective?  Keeping a clean roof allows the roof to do part of its job, which is reflecting heat. When there is dirt, debris and fungus on a roof it cannot effectively reflect heat, which increases energy bills.  Plus, the fungus is a living organism binding and eating away at all it lives on.  Therefore, without pressure washing or keeping it away the life of your exterior paint, roof and anything it grows on is lessened.

When using the Roof-A-Cide product, Hoover Pressure Cleaning will do the work in making sure you have your bi-annual maintenance done.  They will notify you when it is time to reapply and this is a great option for any busy community manager, there is no pressure on you or any of the staff to make sure they remember in 2 years when to get the work done.

You will simply be added to the ‘Forever Clean’ program and Hoover Pressure Cleaning handles the rest.  This will help save money for you in operating costs for your community managers.

Hoover Pressure Cleaning is proud to

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have served the Southwest Florida area since 1996.  They come highly recommended by many Home Owner and Associations.

 

We would completely enjoy helping your homeowners or condominium association.  We service Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee and part of Lee County including the cities of Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, University Park, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Nokomis, Osprey, Venice, Englewood, Rotonda West, Placida, North Port, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda & Deep Creek.

 

Check out our list of some of the Florida Homeowner and Property Owners Associations that have trusted our services in over the last few years:

 

Hoover Pressure Cleaning of Southwest Florida Client List

Roof-A-Cide Receives Approval from Entegra Roof Tile

Roof-A-Cide has received approval from Entegra Roof Tile, the Award Winning South Florida roof tile manufacturer.
Roof-A-Cide is being used by some of Florida’s top Roofing and Property Maintenance companies to protect roofs from algae growth and staining and eliminate the need for cleaning – saving wear & tear on the roof and helping it look its best for the life of the roof! And Entegra Roof Tile joins the largest manufacturers of Asphalt Shingle, Clay Tile, Concrete Tile, and Stone-coated Metal Roofing in approving Roof-A-Cide.
To date, Roof-A-Cide has been tested and approved by the following Industry Leaders in U.S. Roofing Materials Manufacturing:
 GAF – Asphalt Shingles
  • Monier Lifetile – Concrete Roof Tiles
  • U.S. Tile –Clay Roof Tiles
  • Gerard USA – Stone Coated Steel
  • Metro Roofing Products – Stone Coated Steel
  • GAF – Slate Roofing
  • Entegra Roof Tiles – Concrete Roof Tiles
Roof-A-Cide remains the ONLY EPA Approved and Manufacturer Approved solution that can PREVENT the problem of Roof Stains seen throughout the US without the need for Chlorine Bleach or Pressure Cleaning.

What You Should Know About Roof Warranties

In recent days and weeks we have had a lot of questions about warranties from Board Members and Property Managers that are unsure about what warranties they need to be concerned with. We hope this will help.

When you’re dealing with the proper maintenance of your roofs, there are a couple of warranties that come into play:
  1. The Roofing Manufacturer Warranty
  2. The Roofing Company Workmanship Warranty
  3. The Roof Cleaning Warranty

Manufacturer Warranties: These are the warranties relating to the actual roofing materials: Asphalt Shingles, Concrete Tiles, Clay Tiles, Etc.

When it comes to choosing a roofing product, the NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association) has this advice:
“A roofing warranty’s length should not be the primary criterion in the selection of a roofing product or roof system because the warranty does not necessarily provide assurance of satisfactory roof system performance. The selection of a roof system application should be based on the product’s qualities and suitability for the prospective project. A long-term warranty may be of little value to a Customer if the roof system does not perform satisfactorily and leaks. Conversely, if a roof system is designed, constructed and manufactured well, the expense of purchasing a warranty may not be necessary.”
Manufacturer Warranty issues with the actual roofing product are extremely rare, they usually only cover the cost of the materials, and they usually do not cover the labor and other costs associated with the removal and replacement of the existing roof.
Roof cleaning is unlikely to void your Manufacturer Warranty unless it is done in a grossly negligent manner. The more important warranty to be concerned about is your Workmanship Warranty.

Workmanship Warranties: Manufacturer warranties are assurances of the roofing product and usually not the roofing system. In most cases, the roofing system is covered by the Workmanship Warranty of the roofing company and Customers should consider the Workmanship Warranty as equally, if not more, important for their roof. This is most likely to be the warranty that comes into play if you have problems with your roof in the first ten years after installation. And this will usually be the first warranty that might be voided by improper roof cleaning.

Customers needing a new roof should work with a reputable roofing company that offer ongoing inspection and maintenance programs to service the roofs that they install. This helps ensure that the roof is installed and maintained properly so that it has the best chance of long-term performance. And in the event of an issue, the Customer is covered by, and has not voided, either the Manufacturer or the Workmanship warranties.
This is why some of the largest and most established Roofing Companies in the US, and especially here in Florida, will NOT use High-pressure or Chlorine Bleach but they WILL use and recommend Roof-A-Cide for their Customers’ roofs.
Unfortunately, many roof cleaning contractors are now starting to realize that Customers are becoming educated to the damaging effects of using chlorine bleach and these contractors are using creative names to hide the fact that they’re using it. (link to bleach synonyms)
Roof Cleaning Warranties:

Roof Cleaning Warranties are creating the most confusion recently. Roof Cleaning warranties are generally issued by the company that performs the roof cleaning. This should be a written guarantee that the roof will stay clean for a specified period of time and should specifically state what the recourse and costs are to the Customer in the event that the roof does not stay clean.

We are seeing more companies offering very vague and unenforceable warranties as a sales gimmick. With terms like “Lifetime Warranty*” and “5-Year Limited Warranty*”, these do not provide the Customer with any real guarantee. Instead, the Customer will pay for a service every 6 months or pay to have the roof cleaned again when stains reappear.
Customers evaluating a roof cleaning service should be aware of these important things:
  1. Voiding Manufacturer or Workmanship Warranties: Many roof cleaning contractors make the false claim that cleaning your roof with anything other than bleach will void your roof warranty. This is not only a false scare tactic (Roof-A-Cide has been Evaluated on Approved by all of the largest Roof Materials Manufacturers in the US), but it ignores the importance of the Workmanship Warranty. For most people, common sense would dictate that an asphalt shingle roof should not be pressure washed because it will damage the roof. But when it comes to using Chlorine Bleach, most inexperienced pressure cleaning or roof cleaning companies ignore the common sense that strong Chlorine Bleach solutions will damage the roof as well. When the Chlorine Bleach corrodes and destroys the metal fixtures on the roof, your Manufacturer Warranty may still be valid, but your Workmanship Warranty will probably be void.
  2. Length of the Roof Cleaning Warranty: Limited Lifetime and 5-year Limited Warranties have been a sales gimmick for decades in Florida and they are starting to crop up in areas of the country that are relatively new to roof cleaning. Most experienced Property Managers here in Florida know enough to not take them seriously. If you are being offered a warranty, get it in writing; read the fine print to learn what is covered, which company is covering it, and what recourse you have in the event that you need to call on it. And a real warranty will not make you pay to have problems corrected.Note: All Authorized Roof-A-Cide Applicators are Trained and Equipped to offer our system, which is EPA Approved, Approved by the largest Roof Materials Manufacturers, Guaranteed in Writing, and has been used successfully on over 200,000 roofs since 1992. No matter where they are, in the US, Roof-A-Cide Customers receive an Unconditional 2-year Written Warranty that is backed by both the Authorized Roof-A-Cide Applicator as well as Roof-A-Cide as the Manufacturer. Roof-A-Cide is the ONLY company in the US that offers Customers this assurance.
  3. Experience and Qualifications: Since simply spraying Chlorine Bleach or Pressure Washing a roof does not require a significant cash outlay for equipment, many smaller Pressure Washing, Painting, and Window Cleaning contractors are adding roof cleaning as a service without any having any real experience, training, or knowledge of basic roofing structure. A Customer considering having their roof cleaned should do some basic research to determine of the contractor they are considering is Licensed, Insured, and Qualified to work on their roof.

Generic Chemicals & Proprietary Products

Generic Chemicals

– Chlorine Bleach (“Soft” Washing): While relatively quick and inexpensive, Chlorine Bleach is Corrosive to your roof fixtures (the boots, valleys, flashings, and underlayments which are the parts of your roof that are most susceptible to leaks) and is Toxic to the environment – Especially when used in the high-strength concentrations and not rinsed, which is very common with most inexperienced Roof Cleaning contractors. Link to Bleach Synonyms.

Cleaning and ongoing prevention with Chlorine Bleach typically requires repeating the process, or applying a diluted cleaning mixture, every 6-12 months depending on which area of the country you live in.
This is NOT a cost-effective, long-term solution.

Note: Chlorine Bleach should always be rinsed to avoid irreparable damage to the roof.

– Oxygenated Bleach: Safer for your roof fixtures and more environmentally friendly than Chlorine Bleach, but it is more labor-intense and requires rinsing for immediate results. These products can be used without rinsing, but require 3-6 months and adequate rainfall to see results.

Cleaning and ongoing prevention with Oxygenated Bleach typically requires repeating the process, or applying a diluted cleaning mixture, every 6-12 months depending on which area of the country you live in.
This is NOT a cost-effective, long-term solution.

Proprietary Products

– M-1 Roof & Deck Cleaner, New Again Roof Deck Cleaner (Sodium and Potassium Hydroxides) Caustic chemicals (degreasers) that are dangerous to handle, not environmentally safe, require rinsing pressures that are too high for shingle roofs, and react with the petroleum base of roof shingles to dry them out leading to a loss of granules and premature aging of the roof.

Cleaning with Sodium or Potassium Hydroxides typically requires repeating the process every 12-24 months depending on which area of the country you live in.
This is NOT a cost-effective, long-term solution.

– Clean Up Group Biocide, Spray and Forget, Wet & Forget(Quaternary Ammonium Compounds): Safer for your roof fixtures and more environmentally friendly than Chlorine Bleach, but not EPA Approved. This method is more labor-intense and requires rinsing for immediate results. These products can be used without rinsing, but require 3-6 months and adequate rainfall to see results.

Cleaning and ongoing prevention with Chlorine Bleach typically requires repeating the process, or applying a diluted cleaning mixture, every 6-12 months depending on which area of the country you live in. This is NOT a cost-effective, long-term solution.
Note: Chlorine Bleach should always be rinsed to avoid irreparable damage to the roof.

– Oxygenated Bleach: Safer for your roof fixtures and more environmentally friendly than Chlorine Bleach, but it is more labor-intense and requires rinsing for immediate results. These products can be used without rinsing, but require 3-6 months and adequate rainfall to see results.

 Cleaning and ongoing prevention with Oxygenated Bleach typically requires repeating the process, or applying a diluted cleaning mixture, every 6-12 months depending on which area of the country you live in. This is NOT a cost-effective, long-term solution.
Proprietary Products
– M-1 Roof & Deck Cleaner, New Again Roof Deck Cleaner (Sodium and Potassium Hydroxides) Caustic chemicals (degreasers) that are dangerous to handle, not environmentally safe, require rinsing pressures that are too high for shingle roofs, and react with the petroleum base of roof shingles to dry them out leading to a loss of granules and premature aging of the roof.
Cleaning with Sodium or Potassium Hydroxides typically requires repeating the process every 12-24 months depending on which area of the country you live in. This is NOT a cost-effective, long-term solution.
– Clean Up Group Biocide, Spray and Forget, Wet & Forget(Quaternary Ammonium Compounds): Safer for your roof fixtures and more environmentally friendly than Chlorine Bleach, but not EPA Approved. This method is more labor-intense and requires rinsing for immediate results. These products can be used without rinsing, but require 3-6 months and adequate rainfall to see results.
Cleaning and ongoing prevention with Quaternary Ammonium Compounds typically requires repeating the process, or applying a diluted cleaning mixture, every 6-12 months depending on which area of the country you live in. Keep this in mind when you see companies advertise that they KEEP ROOFS CLEAN FOR YEARS – without mentioning that they have to repeatedly reapply their products and that you will be charged for this.This is NOT a cost-effective, long-term solution.

– Roof Restore (Proprietary Soap): Safer for your roof fixtures and more environmentally friendly than Chlorine Bleach, but it is more labor-intense and requires rinsing for immediate results.

Cleaning with Roof Restore typically requires repeating the process 18-24 months depending on which area of the country you live in. This is NOT a cost-effective, long-term solution.
– Roof-A-Cide (EPA Approved Proprietary Copper Algaecide):Safest for the roof and the environment – and most cost-effective long-term solution. Roof-A-Cide has also been tested and approved the the largest roof materials manufacturers of Shingle, Concrete, Clay, Stone-Coated Metal, and Slate roofs.
Roof-A-Cide can be used to clean without rinsing, but requires 3-6 months and adequate rainfall to see results. With each application, Roof-A-Cide is GUARANTEED for AT LEAST 2 Full Years and only requires reapplication every 2-3 years to keep the roof clean and avoid the need for future cleaning. This IS the ONLY cost-effective, long-term solution.