Monday, March 17, 2014

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Hydro Clean is Green Spring Cleaning

Spring officially begins on March 20th, but for Floridians, we’ve been enjoying spring-like weather for weeks.  If you don’t believe that statement, just ask anyone up North!
With spring come a lot of general maintenance tasks to freshen up local businesses. These tasks include everything from exterior painting, to bulk debris removal and taking care of some chores that may have slid by the wayside during the cooler Florida winter months, like cleaning your parking garage.

Are you Considering Having Your Parking Garage Cleaned?
Did you know the storm water system enters directly into our lakes, rivers and the oceans without being treated? Only rainwater should go into the storm water drain. One quart of oil can contaminate as must as 100,000 gallons of drinking water.

Looking for a Green Cleaning Solution?
Hydro-cleaning can be completed in an effective, efficient and environmentally safe way!  State-of-the-art equipment ensures that contaminates are eliminated and the process has received the EPA’s 100% approval.  What makes the hydro-cleaning process EPA approved is the ability to reclaim, eliminate, and recycle hazardous waste water run-off so that it does not enter into our storm system.  What’s an added benefit to hydro-cleaning? It can be done at any site!

What is Hydro-Cleaning?
You’ve probably heard the term pressure washing, well hydro-cleaning is a form of high pressure cleaning, but it’s unique because it’s green!
Hydro-cleaning removes dust, oil, and grease that can not only be tracked out of your parking garage and into your facility, but also can cause wear on your cement pavement.  But, what makes hydro-cleaning green is that it does not create water runoff like pressure washing. The water is actually recycled, cleaned, and reused again!

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How is it Done?
The equipment’s 360 degree turning radius allows the operator to move around any obstacle. The system has a high powered engine and an onboard vacuuming system for 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 8 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 waste water and reducing water consumption by 80 percent, the process prevents wastewater run-off into the storm drains - which is environmentally safe.

Once the operator has performed the cleaning, contaminated water is transferred in less than 30 seconds from the hydro-cleaning equipment to treatment tanks. An additive is introduced to the contaminated water and agitated to separate the hazardous waste. The water is then filtered and recovered to be used again in the cleaning process.

About American Facility Services

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’ portfolio of commercial facility services enable our clients the convenience of working with a single provider for all their commercial property needs. Contact AFS today at 866-793-3735 or visit our website at for an online proposal.

Spring is the Time for Pothole Repairs!

A large percentage of U.S. paved roads, parking lots and driveways are paved with asphalt. Extending the life of asphalt surfaces can save money and time for local government and the businesses that are responsible for their upkeep.  Spring time is an ideal time to take care of the standard maintenance task of pothole repairs and sealcoating asphalt in order to protect this investment from the elements.

Why Are Pothole Repairs Important?
There are several reasons pothole repairs are important:
1) They prevent the asphalt from further weakening and unraveling due to the penetration of water into the underlying layers of the pavement structure.
2) Filling a pothole or making a pothole repair is less costly than total asphalt replacement.
3) A properly filled pothole can add years to the life of a pavement surface.

When Should a Pothole be Repaired?
Asphalt repairs should be made as soon as they are spotted.  Not filling a pothole can lead to damage to vehicles, trips and falls and more costly replacement issues.

How Does a Pothole Form?
Cracks in the asphalt allow water to penetrate into the base and subgrade which results in pavement breaking apart and forming potholes. One of the best preventative methods you can take against potholes is proper sealcoating.  Sealcoating can prevent moisture from reaching the subsurface and causing potholes

How is the Area Prepped for Pothole Repairs?
Before an asphalt repair can be made, the area needs to be cleaned of any dirt, vegetation or other foreign materials. Depending on the dimensions of a pothole, your paving contractor will normally cut out the asphalt that is at least a foot away from the existing pothole and clean out approximately six inches down from the surface, reaching the subsoil.  After adding a new base of compacted aggregate, the hot asphalt can then be compacted on top of the new base.

Why Should You Hire an Experienced Paving Contractor?
Do-it-yourself pothole repairs can mean a bumpy ride through your facility.  Plus, pothole failures can be attributed to improper preparation of the area, use of the wrong materials, poor workmanship and improper application of the filling materials. When a pothole repair is not made properly, water can be allowed into the pavement and the potholes can open up again. Hiring a paving company with decades of experience and a reputation for providing the highest level of customer service, professional workmanship and services can help avoid the headache of pothole repairs.
About ABC Paving and Sealcoating
With more than 20 years of experience, ABC Paving and Sealcoating is Florida's leading paving contractor.  ABC Paving and Sealcoating provides commercial organizations with the highest level of customer service, professional workmanship and services including:  asphalt paving, asphalt repairs and prevention, pothole repairs, sealcoating, line striping and pavement marking, thermoplastic, crack filing, signs and safety devices, concrete sidewalks, concrete curbs, site preparation and signs and safety devices.  We use our experience and the latest equipment available to get the job done right the first time in a timely, cost effective manner.  For more information about ABC Paving and Sealcoating, visit our website at or call 866-934-7623 for a free estimate.