Roof-A-Cide®: Roof Cleaning & Maintenance Information for Community Board Members & Managers

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Integrity Pressure Cleaning – A Roof to Curb Service Company

I recently had a chance to speak with Micah Valladares, Owner of Integrity Pressure Cleaning, to discuss his business and what he sees as the challenges and opportunities for homeowners and communities in Central & West Central Florida.

To start off with, here’s a little background on Integrity Pressure Cleaning:
In 1996, after years of working for other pressure cleaning companies, Micah started Integrity Pressure Washing. Determined to create a company that was unique in its focus on Customer Service & Results, Micah began slowly, servicing individual homes and being VERY selective about what type of employees he would hire. Over the last 20 years, this approach has been paying off as they’ve increased their customer base to include HOA & Condo Communities, Apartment Communities, and Commercial Properties.

Can you give me a brief description of your company & what it does?
Integrity is a roof to curb service company helping maintain the value and integrity of the property with a preventative approach that saves money in the long run. We take the headaches away from our customers that are usually associated with cleaning & maintenance. We offer them solutions that not only clean the property, but ones that also extend the life of the roof, paint, and their concrete surfaces.

What are the two main differences that set your company apart from your competition & how do these benefit your customers?
Aside from our 20 years of experience, we’re a full service pressure cleaning company with established Trade Partnerships. This allows us to not only bundle the services we offer (saving our customers time & money), but also allows us to coordinate these services with trusted professionals in related trades such as painting & roofing.

Tell us about your crews.
Integrity Pressure Cleaning has three separate crews servicing West Central Florida from Davenport to Wesley chapel to Sarasota. We Our crews are supervised, uniformed, and bilingual. Each of our employees are trained & tested in four separate areas: Proper equipment use, proper cleaning techniques for various surfaces, safety, and our company philosophy on Customer Service. All of our employees are also covered by Workers’ Comp insurance so our Customers are protected.

What is your experience in the Condo, HOA, & Apartment markets?
We’ve been working with these types of communities since 2004 and we understand the different needs of each type and we strive to learn the unique needs of each specific community. Some of the more notable communities we’ve had the pleasure of working with include Valhalla, Edgewater, Kings Mill, & River Hills Country Club.

Why did you choose to offer Roof-A-Cide?
At first it was because our Customers kept asking for a better alternative to traditional cleaning. When it comes to their roof, people are justifiably concerned about possible damage with repeated roof cleaning. Roof-A-Cide is the perfect alternative. It’s a long-term preventative product that eliminates the need for repeated cleaning. As long as we apply a light spray to the roof every couple of years, the roof looks great year after year and we never need to worry about pressure cleaning or using harsh chemicals - GUARANTEED. It also eliminates a lot of the concerns people had with regards to landscaping and it’s approved by the largest manufacturers of shingle, concrete & clay tile, and stone-coated metal roofs.

What is your vision for the company – where do you see it in 10-15 years?
Our goal is to continue to grow throughout Central Florida working Homeowners, Communities, and Businesses to become THE Premier Cleaning & Maintenance that people look for when they expect Quality, Service, & Value.

Contact Integrity Pressure Cleaning today to find out how they can help you:
Integrity Pressure Cleaning
Tel: 813-293-4077

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Saving Money on Community Maintenance

Are you responsible for the maintenance or replacement of the roofs for a community?  Learn how to best protect the community’s property values and resources.

Roof repairs and maintenance are significant expense items for most Florida communities. Understanding the maintenance requirements and the realistic life expectancy of your roofs (and planning appropriately) will help you and your community with both operating budgets and long-range planning. Being proactive about the repairs and maintenance of your roofs can significantly increase their life expectancy and reduce the overall costs to the Homeowners and Residents. It will minimize disruptions throughout the community, help avoid unnecessary surprises, and it should be considered a “Best Practice” in a well-run community.

Board Members and Community Managers taking this course will learn the basics of roofing and roof maintenance in order to properly plan and allocate a community’s resources effectively.

This is a State Certified CEU Course - 1 Hour Operations or Elecctive

Monday, February 1, 2016

Roof-A-Cide: Upcoming Industry Trade Shows

As Part of our commitment to both the Roofing and Community Management industries, we’re pleased to be a part of some of these industries’ most prominent trade shows, conventions, & educational opportunities. This year, we’ll be participating in five of these events in addition to many smaller local events.

The 2016 International Roofing Expo – Orlando, FL
February 17 – 19, 2016
Orange County Convention Center
The preeminent roofing construction and maintenance event where roofing professionals gather to see, compare and learn about the newest products, best practices and innovations essential to success in the Roofing industry. 

The expansive show floor and extensive educational program provide the best opportunity to discover the latest trends, advances in technology and best practices for business growth. 

Everything to expand your customer base, improve your bottom line and increase your sales is waiting for you right here. From top suppliers and unique resources to unbeatable networking and the best educational conference in the business — the IRE brings it all together for you like no other event can.

SVG – Win The Storm Conference – Las Vegas, NV
March 3 – 4, 2016
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
2 Days of the BEST TRAINING in the $100B+ insurance restoration industry!  Hear from top-notch speakers, vendors, and industry giants.  Break out of your comfort zone, and take your contracting business to the next level.  This is a serious conference for entrepreneurs, owners, and CEOs, from across the globe looking for real strategies, systems, tools and the “secret sauce” to grow their companies to MILLIONS. Get in the know on the latest technology, laws, and changes in the Insurance Restoration Industry!

Palm Beach Condo & HOA Expo – West Palm Beach, FL
March 30, 2016
Palm Beach County Convention Center

Get face-time with industry experts, browse the latest products and services, earn CEU's and learn how to save thousands on the management and maintenance of your condo or HOA.

Registration is FREE for community association managers, board members, board presidents, active HOA members and industry professionals. Don’t delay… register for this one-of-a-kind event today!

Roof-A-Cide will also be presenting our continuing education course: Steep Slope Roofing Basics for Board Members and Community Managers.

CAI National Convention & Expo – Orlando, FL
May 4-7, 2016
Rosen Shingle Creek
Don't miss your chance to experience 100% community at its best! Harvest the benefits now, and plant the seeds for future success by attending the Annual Conference. Register today to ensure your meet your recommended yearly requirement of personal and professional CAI goodness.

Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Convention & Expo – Orlando, FL
June 17-18, 2016
Orange County Convention Center

FRSA's trade show, the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo, is the LARGEST regional show of its kind in the country. The Expo is held in conjunction with FRSA's Annual Convention, and in 2016 the Association's 94th year will be celebrated at the Hyatt Regency Orlando and Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

In 2015, more than 3,000 roofing and sheet metal contractors, building officials, architects and industry suppliers attended the show with over 200 exhibiting companies offering the latest in products and services in the industry.