Jul 29, 2021 10:15:00 AM / by Freya Stevenson

Industrial Services To Keep Your Work Environment Clean and Safe Blog Image

There are only two more months left in the summer season and then we enter into fall. Now is the perfect time to start preparing for your routine industrial cleaning plan. And as the world continues to shift back to working in the office, Industrial disinfection cleaning services are more important than ever to the health and safety of your employees. So, here is a list of services Hughes Environmental offers that you should include in your industrial clean and safe work environment plan?


Facility Disinfecting
There are several facility cleaning/disinfection solutions that can help safeguard your facility. These solutions include BIOPROTECT™, Electrostatic Disinfection, UVC Disinfection, and COVID-19 hard surface testing. According to the CDC, COVID-19 may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Each deep facility cleaning solution has been endorsed by multiple national entities and some of the top organizations in the country.


UVC Light Disinfection Systems

UVC Lighting is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions. UVC refers to ultraviolet light with wavelengths between 200 – 280 nanometers (nm). Light in the UVC wavelength can be used for disinfecting duct work, sterilizing surfaces, destroying harmful micro-organisms in food products and in air.

Ceiling and Rafter Cleaning
Vibrations in the facility can shake built up loose dust, dirt, grease, and other materials commonly found on the high surfaces, which could contaminate the production below. Chunks of this debris can enter the ventilation and clog up the HVAC system. This creates poor indoor air quality, which according to the EPA is a leading environmental threat and cause of airborne sickness. Not to mention, some dusts can become a fire hazard when built up on high surface areas. Numerous explosions have occurred when built up dust created an explosive dust cloud.

HVAC Systems Cleaning
Commercial duct cleaning can help your business save money on energy by allowing your facility’s ventilation system to run more efficiently, and help reduce the risk of fires in the ductwork — especially in manufacturing facilities where combustible dust is present. It also helps improve indoor air quality by removing dirt, dust and debris from your HVAC system. This includes cleaning the grilles and registers, which helps to keep particles out of the ambient air.

Combustible Dust Remediation
When dust is dispersed throughout oxidized air, it can create an explosion hazard. When the dust cloud is confined in a closed area it does not have the air movement from wind to disperse it; dust particles can instead stay suspended in the air for days at a time. This allows the levels of dust particles in the air to increase and provide more fuel for the resulting explosion. Some dusts can ignite just from touching hot machinery, while other dusts ignite after being exposed to a small fire, spark, static electricity, or even a lit cigarette.

Dry Ice Blast Cleaning
Dry ice blast cleaning uses solid Carbon Dioxide (CO2), a non-abrasive media that won’t damage surfaces or equipment when used as the blast media. The accelerated, super-cooled dry ice pellets or particles are blasted at supersonic speeds and sublimate on impact resulting in the surface being cleaned, lifting dirt and contaminants off the underlying substrate.


Do you have an industrial cleaning plan? If not, you not only run the risk of receiving a hefty fine, but most importantly the health of your employees might be at risk. Contact Us Here or call us at 888-845-3952 to find out how Hughes Environmental can help can help you keep your industrial work environment clean and safe.

Tags: UVC Light Disinfection, Facility Cleaning, Dry Ice Cleaning, Ceiling & Rafter Cleaning, Combustible Dust Remediation, Combustible Dust, Hughes Environmental, HVAC System Cleaning

Freya Stevenson

Written by Freya Stevenson

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