Protecting Your Investment with Sealcoating

Water is a powerwasher's best friend, but a nightmare when trying to maintain pavement.  Appropriate and timely sealcoating helps protect the asphalt in parking lots and driveways.  Regular maintenance can save you the time and money it would take to make costly repairs. 

Why Sealcoat?

Most asphalt in temperate climates including the Midwest is mixed to be somewhat elastic, so as to withstand a wide temperature gradient.  Anyone living in the Midwest knows we see the full range of freezing winter weather to scorching summer highs, sometimes all within the same week!  But the same elasticity in asphalt that makes it flexible, also allows water seepage.  Without appropriate sealcoating, water enters the pavement and slowly erodes the material by expanding and contracting with the ambient temperature.  What starts as small erosions form into larger cracks and eventually a pothole.  Sealcoating every 2-3 years creates seals small defects and prevents water from even entering the pavement. 

More Than a Cosmetic Difference

Sealcoating stops the erosion process by replenshing the top layer of the asphalt.  The material creates a permanent bond on top of the pavement.  The proprietary product used by Maximum Kleaning reduces water seepage and reduces damage from oil and other debris.

Ensure your parking lot and driveway not only make the right first impression but are protected from costly future repairs. 

 

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Food Safe + Inspection Ready

A special note to all of our partners in the food service industry:

We understand that compliance with inspections is one thing, but the impact of even a single customer coming down with a food-born illness can be absolutely devastating for your reputation and for your business.  In recent FDA studies encompassing food-prep areas in supermarket delis to elementary school cafeterias, restaurants and produce wholesalers, improper cleaning and sanitation were commonly observed.  The proper implementation of cleaning and sanitization methods cannot be stressed enough.  

Step One: Cleaning.  

Cleaning is the use of appropriate detergents to remove organic matter from surfaces.  Organic matter from food residues not only harbor bacteria but elements like grease and proteins can prevent sanitizers from being able to reach the surface to be sanitized.  

Maximum Kleaning utilizes a wide range of specialized chemical to safely remove even built up grease and oil from all types of surfaces (stainless steel, plastics, grills, etc).  Our technicians understand exactly which agent or combination compound is required; whether it is detergents to break up food residue, solvents to literally dissolve heavy grease or acids and abrasives to remove heavy, built-up particulates.

Step Two: Sanitization.

Once all organic matter is removed, all food-contact surfaces must be properly sanitized.  Public Health standards require sanitization to ensure pathogenic microorganisms are sterilized.  This is very different from disinfecting or using bacteriostats, which either prevent growth or kill live cells, leaving spores and the most resistance bacteria.

The two most common methods of sanitization in the food-service industry are Heat and Chemicals.  Maximum Kleaning utilizes high-pressure, steam cleaning for food-surface areas.  Our trailer-mounted powerwashing systems heat the water to over 200° F, beyond the FDA recommended temperature guidelines.  We use chemical agents in combination with heat, where appropriate.  Our specialized Quat Compounds are nontoxic, odorless, colorless, noncorrosive and work over a broad pH range, and most importantly work well with heat.  

Sanitizing agents for industrial or retail use typically come in concentrated solutions that require mixing before use.  Diluting too much could mean ineffective sanitization; whereas not diluting enough could be toxic.  Our technicians know the precise effective range of concentrations for our Quat solutions.  And, all our sanitizers are registered for use on food-contact surfaces through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and have been shown to kill 99.99% of the microscopic foodborne organisms that linger even after washing food-contact surfaces.

Don’t play guessing games with the health of your customers and your business.  Let Maximum Kleaning ensure that you are food-safe and inspection ready.

   

 

Spring is Here!

Spring cleaning is well under way, Chicago!  We are very excited to work with some exciting new clients this season to get their patios and facades ready for spring.  We have been busy powerwashing away the salt, dirt and grime that has built up over this (very) long Chicago winter. 

We have partnered with some of the biggest names in the Chicago restaurant scene to ensure that customers can enjoy a clean and fresh patio.  Take a peak at some of the work we have done so far this season to get an idea of what we can do for you.

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