Plant managers and other supervising professionals at industrial facilities are responsible for running efficient, productive operations with few to no interruptions, retaining team members and ensuring they’re productive and happy, and maintaining a safe and clean work environment.
Improving indoor air quality (IAQ) can go a long way in achieving just that. Poor IAQ in the workplace is a serious concern. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks indoor air pollution (also known as sick building syndrome or SBS) among the top five environmental risks to public health.
A “sick building” is defined as a building in which the environment puts the occupants at risk for upper respiratory infections. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA):
One in every four buildings in the U.S. can be classified as sick.
IAQ problems cost the U.S. economy as much as $168 billion per year.
An estimated $60 billion is lost in productivity due to poor IAQ.
U.S. adults miss about 14 million workdays per year as a result of asthma, an issue commonly triggered by poor IAQ.
The efficiency of a cooling system with dirty coils can be reduced by as much as 30%.
There are several types of industrial cleaning services available that will help you avoid or mitigate the development of SBS. And the right industrial cleaning company will understand the challenges businesses like yours face and what it takes to keep your environment safe and healthy.
But before you inquire about high-quality service providers, it’s important to understand just what industrial cleaning is, the different types of industrial cleaning services, the advantages of those services and what industrial cleaning companies do.
What Is Industrial Cleaning?
At its most basic level, it means cleaning industrial facilities such as factories, warehouses and power plants.
Dirt and debris can accumulate quickly in these environments, and it’s important to perform thorough, consistent cleaning using specialized cleaning tools and techniques to avoid harming workers and expensive machinery. This job is typically done by a professional industrial cleaning service team backed by a history built on hard work, integrity and a commitment to excellent service.
What Does Industrial Cleaning Require?
Industrial cleaning involves a clear knowledge of the equipment used to clean with, and of the components being cleaned. It also requires:
Care and attention to clean without interfering with production
Time and flexibility to clean quickly around production schedules
Specialized equipment to properly clean and sanitize services
Types of Industrial Cleaning Services
Industrial cleaning services can include a full range of duties specific to your environment. Reputable industrial cleaning companies maintain a staff that is certified and receives annual training in several industrial standards in order to provide safe cleaning practices and building safety.
Typical industrial cleaning services include:
Industrial oven cleaning: Proper containment of industrial ovens such as curing and bake ovens will extend the lifetime of the oven and help to avoid the risk of product contamination.
Industrial exhaust cleaning: A proper cleaning will remove potentially hazardous residue, improve the health and safety of employees and lower operational and maintenance costs.
Overhead cleaning and painting: Benefits from cleaning and painting overhead structures include less contamination to product, decreased risk of dirt explosions, compliance with industry standards and a safe and brighter environment.
Combustible dust removal: Safely removing combustible dust will prevent fires and explosions from occurring in the facility.
Dust collector cleaning: It’s critically important for companies dealing with hazardous dust particulates to maintain a strict annual air duct cleaning and other equipment cleaning to protect their employees.
Additional Industrial Cleaning Solutions
Exhaust stack cleaning
Dry ice blasting
Paint spray booths and stacks
Roof fans and ventilators
Heat exchangers and ventilators
Facility deep cleaning
Experience Cleaner Indoor Air
With Service-Tech Corporation as your industrial cleaning partner, you can expect to get the proper care to prevent safety hazards and lost profits. Our expertise and specialized equipment allow us to handle your most challenging industrial cleaning needs.
We’re Experienced: You receive the know-how that comes from more than 50 years of service with experienced technicians who are certified in several specialized industrial cleaning processes.
We’re Reliable: Our team is responsive and accountable; we’ll be there when you need us and work steadily until the project is completed.
We Take Safety Seriously: We adhere to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, as well as the specific requirements of your facility to minimize risk to your employees and ours.
We’re Efficient and Thorough: From the planning phase to completion, our professionals handle each job on time and on budget with minimal downtime and disruption to your facility and employees.
Interested in learning more about our industrial cleaning services or want to schedule an appointment, please contact us.