2/24/2010

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida (813) 655-8777

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Our Tampa Roof Cleaning Company was established in 1996 due to demand for quality residential and commercial non pressure roof cleaning in Tampa for a fair price.
We pride ourselves on providing our customers with high quality roof cleaning results, and personal service. Our Roof Cleaning Company is conveniently located in the heart of Hillsborough County, FL.
Providing good roof cleaning service means taking the time to listen. We will work with you to make sure you receive the proper non pressure roof cleaning services you need. Our Tampa Roof Cleaning Company is client-oriented, and we maintain the highest standards of customer service and professionalism. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa is an Accredited Business with an A+ Rating at the Florida Better Business Bureau.


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We hope you'll find the information you need on this site about Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida and the products and services we provide. We look forward to cleaning your roof.
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Our Goals
  • To provide the best Roof Cleaning Service possible in Tampa.
  • To exceed our Homeowners cleaning expectations on every completed roof cleaning project.
  • To provide fast and reliable non pressure roof cleaning service to every one of our Tampa, FL area clients.
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2/16/2010

Roof Cleaning South Tampa 33629

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Roof Cleaning South Tampa 33629

We do a considarable amount of roof cleaning work in South Tampa 33629
Here is a before and after South Tampa Roof Cleaning Picture.





APPLE ROOF CLEANING TAMPA FLORIDA
7401 Patrician Place
Tampa FL 33619
(813)655 8777
(813)293 1733
(800)290 1377 Read More »

2/15/2010

Cleaning Tile Roof Tampa

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Cleaning Tile Roof Tampa
Here are some Tile Roof Cleaning Tampa before and after cleaning tile roof pictures.
No Pressure Washing was used on any of these tile roofs.



Here is another tampa tile roof cleaning  we did this last month. This  home is in Tampa Palms.  We cleaned this barrel tile roof over 5 years ago. Our customer got another letter from the Tampa Palms Homeowners Association demanding roof cleaning, and called us again. It was nice that these Tampa Palms residents remembered us, and we did some extra cleaning work w/o charge to reward them for their loyalty to our tile roof cleaning company.

We clean both barrel and flat cement tile roofs in the following areas of Hillsborough County, Florida.
Apollo Beach, Balm, Bloomingdale, Boyette, Brandon, Carrollwood, Carrollwood Village, Cheval, Citrus Park, Citrus Park, Dover, Drew Park, East Lake, Egypt Lake, Fish Hawk, Gibsonton, Keystone, Lake Magdalene, Lithia, Lutz, Mango, New Tampa,  Northdale,  Pebble Creek, Plant City, Port Tampa, Riverview, Ruskin, Seffner, Sulphur Springs, Sun City Center, Tampa, Temple Terrace, Thonotosassa, Town 'n' Country, Valrico,  West Tampa, Westchase, Wimauma, Ybor City,  Zephyrhills,

We also clean tile roofs outside of the Greater Tampa Bay area, or we can refer you to another company in your area, who does good work.

Call Apple Tile Roof Cleaning of Tampa at 813-655-8777 for a free, no obligation estimate.




APPLE ROOF CLEANING TAMPA FLORIDA
711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511
(813)655 8777


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2/08/2010

ALL ABOUT ROOF CLEANING by Dr. Victor H. Morgenroth

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APPLE ROOF CLEANING TAMPA FLORIDA
7401 Patrician Place
Tampa FL 33619
(813)655 8777
(813)293 1733
(800)290 1377

Here is a great roof mold article by a retired university profesor who lives in a deed restricted Florida Community.
Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 33619 is a Master Certified Roof Cleaning Instructor at the Roof Cleaning Institute Of America
We have to keep up on all the latest in roof cleaning thought.
Still think roof cleaning in tampa is just a cosmetic issue ?
You might want to read this article, and re think your position on roof cleaning ?


ALL ABOUT ROOF CLEANING

by Dr. Victor H. Morgenroth

Dr. Morgenroth is a Keys Gate resident who is a semi-retired, adjunct professor of neurology at UM. He was a principal administrator in the Environment Health and Safety Division of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for 20 years; prior to that I was a Group Leader in the Toxicology Division at the Center for Food Safety and Nutrition in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Previously, he was on the faculty of several medical schools in neurology, pharmacology and psychiatry.

Having your roof cleaned actually makes sense. I know most of us were slightly put out by receiving a roof cleaning notice from the Keys Gate Management Association. Although it read a little like an ultimatum and you probably wondered who the inspector of your roof was and what their qualifications were, it turns out that roof cleaning is not a bad idea at all.

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.

For those interested, this box describes some of the most common fungi likely to be found on our roofs and their possible health effects. While “sick building syndrome” has been talked about frequently in the media, it isn’t always reported that this syndrome is often caused by faulty or leaking roof assemblies that result in fungal infestations. It isn’t, as reported, always due to chemicals in carpeting.

Don’t Panic!

Most of us have immune systems that are fully capable of resisting the effects of fungi described below. As a result it would be highly unlikely for any of us to suffer any of the ill effects described. But if fungal colonies are allowed to persist and multiply then the high concentrations of the molds and their volatile organic chemical metabolites might be sufficient to increase the risks from our exposure to them.

Stachybotrys chartarum (atra) molds can thrive on water damaged, cellulose-rich material in buildings such as sheet rock, paper, ceiling tiles, insulation backing, wallpaper, etc. In the majority of cases where Stachybotrys is found indoors, water damage has gone unnoticed or ignored since it requires extended periods of time with increased levels of moisture for growth to occur. Stachybotrys is usually black and slimy in appearance. Events of water intrusion that are not addressed quickly tends to support the growth of more xerophilic fungi such as Pencillium and Aspergillus.

Stachybotrys is another fungi that has the ability to produce mycotoxins, ones that are toxic and can be immunosuppressive. Exposure to these mycotoxins can result through inhalation, ingestion, and dermal exposure. Symptoms of exposure include dermatitis, cough, rhinitis, nose bleeds, cold and flu-like symptoms, headache, general malaise, and fever.

The Cladosporium genera of mold are pigmented dark green to black in the front, and black on the reverse with a velvety to powdery texture. One of the most commonly isolated from indoor and outdoor air, Cladosporium spp. are found on decaying plants, woody plants, food, straw, soil, paint, textiles, and the surface of fiberglass duct liner in the interior of supply ducts.

There are over 30 species in the Cladosporium genus. The most common are C. elatum, C. herbarum, C. sphaerospermum, and C. cladosporioides. These fungi are the causative agents of skin lesions, keratitis, nail fungus, sinusitis, asthma, and pulmonary infections. Acute symptoms of exposure to Cladosporium are edema and bronchiospasm, and chronic exposure may lead to pulmonary emphysema.

Aspergillus is the most common genus of fungi in our environment (it especially likes to grow on corn plants) with more than 160 different species of mold. Sixteen of these species have been documented as causing human disease. Aspergillosis is now the 2nd most common fungal infection requiring hospitalization in the United States.

Aspergillus fumigatus. The most encountered species causing infection. It is seen abundantly in decomposing organic material, such as self-heating compost piles, since it readily grows at temperatures up to 55 C. People who handle contaminated material often develop hypersensitivity to the spores of Aspergillus and may suffer severe allergic reactions upon exposure.

Aspergillus flavus. The 2nd most encountered fungi in cases of Aspergillus infection. It is also known to produce the mycotoxin aflatoxin, one of the most potent carcinogens known to man. In the 1960s, 100,000 turkey poults in Great Britain died from ingesting contaminated feed. Most countries have established levels for aflatoxin in food. However, the risks associated with airborne exposure are not adequately studied and no exposure standards exist.

Aspergillus niger. The 3rd most common Aspergillus fungi associated with disease and the most common of any Aspergillus species in nature due to its ability to grow on a wide variety of substrates. This species may cause a “fungal ball”, which is a condition where the fungus actively proliferates in the human lung, forming a ball. It does so without invading the lung tissue.

Fusarium spp.,common soil fungus and inhabitant on a wide array of plants, this fungi is often found in humidifiers and has been isolated from water-damaged carpets and a variety of other building materials. Human exposure may occur through ingestion of contaminated grains and possibly through the inhalation of spores. Fusarium spp. is frequently involved with eye, skin, and nail infections.

Several species can produce the trichothecene toxins which target the circulatory, alimentary, skin, and nervous systems. Vomitoxin is one such tricothecene mycotoxin that has been associated with outbreaks of acute gastrointestinal illness in humans. Zearalenone is another mycotoxin produced by Fusarium. It is similar in structure to the female sex hormone estrogen and targets the reproductive organs.

Penicillium fungi are commonly found in soil, food, cellulose, grains, paint, carpet, wallpaper, interior fiberglass duct insulation, and decaying vegetation. Penicillium may cause hypersensitivity pneumonitis, asthma, and allergic alveolitis in susceptible individuals.

The genus Penicillium has several species. The most common ones include Penicillium chrysogenum, Penicillium citrinum, Penicillium janthinellum, Penicillium marneffei, and Penicillium purpurogenum.

These fungi have been isolated from patients with keratitis, ear infections, pneumonia, endocarditis, peritonitis, and urinary tract infections. Penicillium infections are most commonly exhibited in immunosuppressed individuals.

In conclusion, during the digestion of substrates, fungi secrete enzymes into nutrients in order to break down complex compounds into simpler compounds that can be taken up by the fungi and used as nutrition. These digested nutrients produce secondary metabolic byproducts called mycotoxins that are released to give the fungi a competitive edge over other microorganisms and fungi. Unfortunately, mycotoxins can also be toxic to humans causing a variety of responses including cold/flu-like symptoms, sore throats, headaches, nose bleeds, fatigue, diarrhea, dermatitis, and immune suppression. Some mycotoxins may also be carcinogenic and teratogenic. Molds that have been known to potentially produce these toxins are Acremonium, Alternaria, Aspergillus, Chaetomium, Cladosporium, Fusarium, Penicillium, and Stachybotrys.

Even though these molds may potentially produce mycotoxins, they will not do so unless specific environmental conditions exist. Currently, it is unknown exactly what conditions promote the growth of mycotoxin production and more scientific research needs to be conducted on this topic for it to be fully understood. Read More »

Tile Roof Cleaning Pictures Tampa FL

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Tile Roof Cleaning Pictures Tampa FL 813 655 8777
Here are some tile roof cleaning tampa florida before and after pictures.
All these Tile Roofs were cleaned with out using any pressure washing.

Tile Roof Cleaning Tampa FL
APPLE TILE ROOF CLEANING TAMPA FLORIDA
7401 Patrician Place
Tampa FL 33619
(813)655 8777
(813)293 1733
(800)290 1377

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2/02/2010

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Service Areas 33601-33626, 33629-33631, 33633-33637, 33646-33647, 33650-33651, 33655, 33660-33664, 33672-33675, 33677, 33679-33682, 33684-33690, 33694

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APPLE ROOF CLEANING TAMPA FLORIDA
7401 Patrician Place
Tampa FL 33619
(813)655 8777
(813)293 1733
(800)290 1377




Here are some of the Roof Cleaning areas we service, besides Tampa.

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa is a Master Certified Roof Cleaning Company by the RCIA.

We are the ONLY Master Certified Roof Cleaning Company in the entire Tampa Bay area!

  • Roof Cleaning Hernando County FL 
  • Roof Cleaning Hillsborough County FL 
  • Roof Cleaning Manatee County Florida 
  • Roof Cleaning Pasco County Florida 
  • Roof Cleaning Pinellas County FL 
  • Roof Cleaning Polk County Florida
  • Roof Cleaning Sarasota County FL

Specializing in commercial and residential roof cleaning services, we offer chemical roof cleaning of asphalt and fiberglass roofing shingles, as well as flat, barrel, slate and cement tile roofing materials. Our Chamber Of Commerce Award Winning and  RCIA Certified non-pressure roof cleaning cleaning methods remove algae, mildew and black mold, while insuring that no warranty voiding damage will be caused to the roof surfaces.

■Roof Cleaning Apollo Beach Florida 33572

■Roof Cleaning Avila Florida 33613

■Roof Cleaning Beach Park Florida 33609-33629

■Roof Cleaning Belleair Beach 33786

■Roof Cleaning Belleair Bluffs 33770

■Roof Cleaning Belleair Shores 33786

■Roof Cleaning Bloomingdale Florida 33596

■Roof Cleaning Boca Ciega



■Roof Cleaning Boyette Springs 33569

■Roof Cleaning Bradenton FL 34201-34212, 34280-34282

■Roof Cleaning Brandon FL 33508-33511



■Roof Cleaning Carrollwood 33624

■Roof Cleaning Cheval FL 33549

■Roof Cleaning Citrus Park 33625

■Roof Cleaning Clair Mel City 33619

■Roof Cleaning Clearwater 33755

■Roof Cleaning Crystal Beach 34681

■Roof Cleaning Dover 33527

■Roof Cleaning Drew Park Florida 33607 - 33614

■Roof Cleaning Dunedin Florida 34697, 34698

■Roof Cleaning Durant Florida 33530, 33567



■Roof Cleaning Feather Sound Florida 33762

■Roof Cleaning Fish Hawk Ranch Florida 33547

■Roof Cleaning Gibsonton Florida 33534

■Roof Cleaning Gulfport Florida 33707

■Roof Cleaning Harbor Bluffs 33770

■Roof Cleaning Hunter’s Green Florida 33647



■Roof Cleaning Hyde Park Florida 33606

■Roof Cleaning Indian Rocks Beach 33785

■Roof Cleaning Innisbrook Florida 34684

■Roof Cleaning Lake Magdalene 33612, 33613, 33618

■Roof Cleaning Lakeland Florida 33801

■Roof Cleaning Lakewood Ranch 34202



■Roof Cleaning Largo Florida 33770

■Roof Cleaning Lithia Florida 33547

■Roof Cleaning Lutz Florida 33548, 33549

■Roof Cleaning Madeira Beach 33708

■Roof Cleaning Mango Florida 33550



■Roof Cleaning New Tampa Florida 33647, 33544

■Roof Cleaning Odessa Florida 33556

■Roof Cleaning Oldsmar Florida 34677

■Roof Cleaning Palm Harbor 34682, 34685

■Roof Cleaning Palma Ceia Florida 33609



■Roof Cleaning Plant City Florida 33563

■Roof Cleaning Redington Beach Florida 33708

■Roof Cleaning River Hills Florida 33596

■Roof Cleaning Riverview Florida 33568, 33569

■Roof Cleaning Ruskin Florida 33570

■Roof Cleaning Safety Harbor Florida 34695

■Roof Cleaning Saint Petersburg Florida 33713

■Roof Cleaning Sarasota Florida 34230 - 34243

■Roof Cleaning Seffner Florida 33583, 33584

■Roof Cleaning Sun City Center Florida 33570



■Roof Cleaning Tampa FL - 33601-33626, 33629-33631, 33633-33637, 33646-33647, 33650-33651, 33655, 33660-33664, 33672-33675, 33677, 33679-33682, 33684-33690, 33694

■Roof Cleaning Tarpon Springs Florida 34688

■Roof Cleaning Temple Terrace Florida 33617

■Roof Cleaning Thonotosassa Florida 33592

■Roof Cleaning Tierra Verde Florida 33715



■Roof Cleaning Town-’N’ Country Florida 33615

■Roof Cleaning Treasure Island Florida 33706

■Roof Cleaning Valrico Florida 33596

■Roof Cleaning Ybor City Florida 33605

■Roof Cleaning Zephyrhills Florida 33542 Read More »
 
 

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