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Pre-Season Checklist: Clean your Sealcoating tank for optimal performance

Pre-Season Checklist: Clean your Sealcoating tank for optimal performance

by A-Line Asphalt Products

    

To insure optimal performance of your Sealcoating tank and spray equipment, it is imperative that a thorough cleaning be performed prior to your first sealer fill-up. In order to protect your investment in your equipment, it is important to perform pre-season maintenance and cleaning of your tanks, hose and spray equipment. Clogs and chunks of debris can stop a job in its tracks, wasting valuable time, money, and leave you with irritated customers if the job is delayed. 

In the spring time thoroughly flush out the entire system with water. After the tank is sufficiently dry, inspect the tank. Chip away all build-up of dried sealer material inside the tank, and sweep clean. If you don’t do this, and simply fill your tank with sealer and agitate - chunks of the old material will emulsify and can fall off the walls of the tank, creating clogs in system. Visually check and inspect your supply outlet, return valves, pipe work and strainers to make sure that they are in proper working order and free of debris.

At the end of each season, drain as much liquid sealer as possible from your tank, flush out your pump(s), hoses and strainers with water. If you are storing the rig in a non heated area, use RV anti-freeze in the pump(s) strainers and hoses to prevent freezing and cracking. 

By conducting this yearly maintenance schedule, you will add many years of Sealcoating application to your equipment. In these times, it makes sense to have insight and properly care for equipment, rather than hindsight, and spend thousands of dollars on costly repairs.

A-Line Asphalt Products is pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Trade Show and Demonstration Seminar on April 4, 2010 at our 14 Rena Street, Newfield, NJ 08234 location. This year’s Show will include 20 Vendors and 8 hands-on demonstrations. Everything from sealer, tools, equipment, thermoplastic, and paints for Sealcoating, Linestriping and Paving Contractors will be offered at this year’s free seminar. Call for details @ 856-697-0010 or at www.alineasphaltproducts.com