Industrial environments have unique cleaning needs that must be addressed by a team of professionals. Manufacturing and production facilities, power plants, and warehouses are just a few types of industrial facilities that require professional cleaning to prevent fire hazards, facilitate workplace safety, improve indoor air quality, and prevent product contamination.
In these environments, dust, dirt, and debris quickly accumulate and may become explosion hazards when present in the air. Specialized equipment is required to remove the debris as it typically settles in difficult-to-reach areas. Interior Maintenance Company has over 40 years of experience ensuring workplace safety in challenging industrial environments.
Combustible Dust Cleaning Services
When any fine material is present in the air, it has the potential to act as a fuel source for fire. Industrial facilities of all kinds generate airborne dust that settles on surfaces, frequently along ceilings and support beams, inside ventilation systems, and in other areas that are hard to see. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), as little as 1/32” of dust covering only 5% of a room’s surface area can cause a catastrophic explosion.
In addition, the inhalation of combustible dust poses a serious risk to workers’ health. Interior Maintenance Company provides comprehensive combustible dust cleaning services that ensure all areas are thoroughly inspected and cleaned.
Using HEPA-filtered explosion-proof vacuums, non-spark and anti-static tools, and high-reach equipment, we assess your cleaning needs and remove dust from machinery and hard-to-reach ceiling areas. Where necessary, protective sheathing may be used to contain dust and protect other areas of your workspace.
The most high-risk environments for combustible dust are those that involve the following materials:
- Metals: aluminum, chromium, magnesium, zinc, iron
- Food ingredients: grains, sugar, spices, starch
- Plastics and rubbers
- Wood and sawdust
- Fossil fuels
Air Duct Cleaning
Air duct cleaning involves ensuring that the various cooling and heating system elements remain free from dust particles and other types of debris. For industrial facilities, this is another area where dangerous combustible dust can settle. It’s important to clean all elements of an air conveyance system regularly and thoroughly, including:
- Supply and return air ducts
- Heat exchanger coils
- Fan housing and motors
- Air handling unit housing
- Grilles and diffusers
Performing regular cleaning and maintenance of these elements is not only essential to avoid OSHA citations, but it’s also crucial to ensure good indoor air quality for workers and prevent product contamination. Clean air ducts protect the equipment inside industrial environments and facilitate HVAC efficiency, in addition to providing numerous other benefits such as:
- Improved indoor air quality
- Reduced airborne allergen and irritant levels
- Improved airflow efficiency and energy costs
- Extended HVAC system life
- Reduced risk of fire
Kitchen Hood and Equipment Cleaning
Commercial kitchens present a huge fire and safety risk when not properly maintained. Specifically, the kitchen’s hood exhaust system, which includes the fan, filters, and all connected ducts, requires regular professional cleaning to prevent fires and ensure exhaust system effectiveness. Professional cleaning removes grease accumulation and is a crucial aspect of kitchen sanitation.
Commercial cooking equipment is included in NFPA 96 standards as requiring regular maintenance and cleaning to prevent fires and maintain proper sanitation. When not properly maintained, kitchens run the risk of being shut down due to noncompliance. There are many types of facilities that benefit from professional kitchen hood and equipment cleaning, such as:
- Schools and universities
- Grocery stores
- Nursing homes
In addition to our industrial services, IMC also provides daily janitorial maintenance. Janitorial services are essential to ensure working environments remain free of bacteria, dust, and dirt. Clean work environments increase productivity as workers are free to focus on more important jobs. They also ensure workers remain healthy and free of the consequences of working in a dusty and dirty environment.
At IMC, our highly trained staff provide janitorial maintenance services for many types of facilities, even those beyond the industrial sector. The types of establishments we serve include:
- Food establishments
- Retail stores
- Office buildings
- Schools and universities
Our janitorial services guarantee clean, healthy, and safe working environments and can even lengthen the life of your carpets and floors. We provide a full cleaning followed by thorough disinfection of all frequently touched surfaces, including:
- Door handles
- Metal chairs
- Desks and tables
- Food carts
- Cash registers
Every IMC cleaning technician is professionally trained and insured and can be easily identified by their uniforms and photo identification cards. Additionally, our job sites are routinely visited by IMC supervisory staff to inspect the quality of our maintenance services and ensure all customer needs are being fulfilled.
IMC: Providing the Best in Industrial Cleaning Services
While all types of working environments require thorough cleaning and maintenance services, industrial environments, in particular, require highly skilled technicians and specialized equipment. Industrial spaces, such as manufacturing or machining centers, create significant amounts of potentially dangerous combustible dust that must be regularly and thoroughly removed to ensure safety.
At IMC, we have decades of experience providing these comprehensive cleaning services for the industrial community. We extend this careful attention to detail throughout our work for other industries as well. Whether you need commercial kitchen-related cleaning services or janitorial maintenance services, our skilled team will deliver the results you need to keep your staff and workplace safe.
IMC is a member of the International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA) and the HVAC Inspection, Maintenance, and Restoration Association (NADCA). We provide fast and cost-effective solutions tailored to the unique needs of each customer. You can learn more about our services by contacting us today. Request a quote to get started on a solution for your business.