Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Green Parking Garage Cleaning

Are you considering having your parking facility cleaned? One of the most efficient ways to clean the surface of a parking garage is hydrocleaning. By focusing, heating, and pressuring the water stream, the hydro cleaning equipment propels water on to the surface of the parking garageto remove paint, stains, oil, rubber, sealants, gum and other materials.

The most advanced high-pressure water cleaning equipment for hydro cleaning commercial facilities produces up to 4000 psi of pressure, a maximum temperature of 200 degrees, and is capable of cleaning in excess of ten thousand square feet per hour. This translates into an ultra-quick and ultra-clean parking garage. Using this type of state-of-the-art hydro-cleaning equipment not only provides a fast and clean parking garage – it also is an environmentally friendly way to clean!

Where does the water go?

Did you know the storm water system enters directly into our rivers, lakes and the oceans without being treated? Only rainwater should go into the storm water drains. One quart of oil can contaminate as much as 100,000 gallons of drinking water.

Hiring a company that uses state-of-the-art hydro cleaning equipment can be your solution to eliminating contaminants and ensuring that your parking garage cleaning method is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

What makes this hydro cleaning process EPA approved is the ability to reclaim, eliminate and recycle hazardous waste water runoff into the storm water system at any facility.

What’s involved in the hydro cleaning process?

Hydro clean equipment has 360 degree turning radius that allows the operator to move around any obstacle. The system has a high powered engine and an onboard vacuuming system for waste water reclamation. An operator can effectively clean a four foot path.

Underneath the cleaning deck unit are two belt driven rotary arms that rotate at 2800 RPMs and eight hydro jet nozzles rated at 4000 psi. Water is introduced to the cleaning surface at a maximum temperature of 220 degrees. While reclaiming the hazardous wastewater, and reducing water consumption by 80 percent, the process prevents wastewater runoff into the storm drains which is environmentally safe.

What is the waste water treatment process?

To eliminate and recycle the waste water, first the contaminated water must be transferred over to the water treatment tanks. This process takes less than 30 seconds. Once the contaminated water is transferred, the hydro clean operator is sent on his way to continue cleaning the parking garage surface areas. A polymer flocculent additive is measured according to theamount of contaminated water that is being treated.

Secondly, the additive is introduced to the contaminated water. The cover is secured onto the water tankwith an attached agitator and turned on. As the 200 gallons of water are agitated the hazardous waste is separated.

Next, a valve located on the bottom side of the waste water treatment is opened. The processed water flows into a 100 micron water filter bag which is placed over a 200 gallon clean water recovery tank. And finally, 200 gallons of hazardous waste water has been processed, cleaned and ready to be recycled through the hydrocleaning equipment. There is no waste water run off which eliminates any EPA concerns.

About American Facility Services

Providing both interior and exterior commercial building services throughout the state of Florida since 1993, American Facility Services (AFS) has built a solid reputation based on safety, quality and customer service. With offices in Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa, AFS offers a wide range of including: hydro cleaning, pressure washing, facility maintenance, commercial painting, sealcoating, asphalt repair, janitorial services, porter services, bulk debris removal and more. AFS provides a complete range of services, so our clients have the convenience of working with a single provider for all their commercial property maintenance needs. Contact AFS today at 866-793-3735 or visit our website at http://www.afsflorida.com for an online proposal.

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