Making sure your silos are clean and working efficiently plays a vital role in meeting your production goals, but it can also maximise your profit.
Once a silo begins to lose flow from material build-up the chances of it becoming blocked increases. A clogged or blocked silo will slow production down immediately, leaving you with a variety of costly problems and unnecessary stress.
Professional silo cleaning is your best protection in preventing such problems and your best solution to maximise production and profit.
The importance of silo cleaning
Ensuring that your silos are clean is important to ensure they function to their full potential. A build-up of debris over time can prevent the flow of material inside, whether grain, chemicals, flour, oil, powder, or any other product, it can lead to clogging or a complete blockage in a silo.
This can delay production for weeks while the silo is evacuated, cleaned out, and refilled, and can result in a considerable waste of product that will significantly impact your production and profit. Once a silo begins to lose its flow, this accelerates the build-up over time and can lead to additional blockages.
A professional silo cleaner will remove the material build-up and the silos will return to their original storage capacity, which will allow the material to flow effectively.
How often do silos need cleaning?
When a silo has structural issues or starts clogging, so does production. Regular maintenance is the most effective method to ensure the integrity of concrete and steel silos and is crucial to increasing the life of the silo.
Silos need to be cleaned at least once a year, but every six months is preferable, especially if the silos are being used to store human foodstuff or animal feeds, as this type of product is subject to large fluctuations in both temperature and humidity within the silo. This can lead to condensation forming on the inside of the silo.
To ensure mould doesn’t build up and deteriorate your product, working with professional silo cleaners is your best solution for keeping your product fresh.
Maximise production and profit along with these benefits
As soon as a partial blockage becomes apparent, it’s time to schedule a cleaning. Our silo cleaning services will:
- help keep operations efficient and reduce potential liabilities
- Increase your silo’s usable lifespan
- Save you time and money by removing build-up and recovering lost material
- Reduce mould build-up
- Minimise expensive repairs
- Remove material build-up
- Restore flow rates
- Recover silo capacity
- Prevent cross-contamination
- Control corrosion and rust
- Improve food production
Our silo cleaning services
We service a variety of silos and use the following tools:
- Anti-Static tools – Brush, poles, Cloths, Vacuum with Anti-Static Hose, Scraper
- Pressure Washer – Hot or Cold
- Foam and Wash
Our health and safety measures
Our team takes health and safety seriously no matter what the job entails, and we hold an NZQA Qualification – Confined Space & Gas Detection.
A minimum amount of three people are required to be onsite and all must be trained.
- Entrant person – doing the actual work
- Safety man – monitor’s the situation and environment, including the gas reading, setup of equipment, and general checks of everything
- Helper – assists with an emergency event and can rotate with the entrant person
Our PPE for dry and wet silo cleaning
- Full body coverall
- Disposables, gloves
- Hard hat
- Face shield
- Safety glasses
- Ear protection
- Safety shoes
- Boots covers
- Full body harness
- Respirator/full face respirator
- Fans/ducting – ventilation unit
- Tripod – Rescue winch, pulley system, type 3 device, seat, full-body harness
- Hauling rope
- Gas Detector
- Hand tools
Let us take care of your silo cleaning needs
There are many benefits to getting your silos cleaned by professionals and it’s an investment that will certainly maintain effective production and profit.
We’re here to help!
No matter what type of silo you have, we are your professional team of experienced experts that will get the job done right, every time!
Eliminate emergency plant outages related to silo blockages entirely by scheduling a silo cleaning that keeps your business running without losing any production or profit.
Contact us today for a free no-obligation quote or to talk to someone who can assist with your custom needs.
Find out more about how our industrial cleaning services can help your facility shine!