It’s a New Year and decade, and everybody wants to start fresh in 2020. For the facility managers, a clean and safe work environment should be a high priority on your to do list. If OSHA visited your facility tomorrow, would your building be incompliance? Do you have a routine industrial cleaning plan? If not, you not only run the risk of receiving a hefty fine, but most importantly the employees of your building are in danger. So, what should you include in your 2020 industrial cleaning plan?
Ceiling Wall, 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.
Combustible Dust Remediation
When dust is dispersed throughout oxidized air, it can creates 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.
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.
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.
Hughes is also offering fire and life safety services to keep your facility safe and in compliance with NFPA Code standards.
- Rolling / Overhead Door Inspections
- Fire Door Inspections
- Fire and Smoke Damper Inspections
- Life Safety Drawing Services
So, start fresh in 2020 with routine industrial cleaning services! To schedule your industrial cleaning services for your facility, email Hughes Environmental or call: 888.845.3952.