It is hard to believe that dust, particulates, and other contaminants can find their way into the ductwork, but that is their purpose. Mostly, we see light material contamination such as dust or light fibers, but we can also see “thick” materials (resins, paints) that require more substantial approaches. Airflow ductwork is primarily designed to remove airborne materials from working areas, eliminating potential product contamination. Usually, they are part of a baghouse or filtration system to collect the materials. A quick cleanup of filters or change out of bags improves the performance. If there are materials deposited within the ductwork, it inhibits the airflow and needs to be cleaned. Evaluating the ductwork may be complex or straightforward and at times requires specialized camera work to “see” the insides of a pipe that is not accessible.
As we think of spring cleaning, it is good to consider how effective our airflow systems are performing. The process can be a simple mechanical approach or can involve air-moving equipment that can pull a substantial vacuum to remove materials; often, it is both. Working in various industrial settings, working at heights, and understanding line cleaning nuances is essential in any contractor that tackles this type of work.
First Environmental has provided our clients with solutions to numerous duct cleaning projects. Whether in general manufacturing, food settings, or heavy industrial, our team can provide the most effective approach to your toughest challenges. Working safely, working efficiently, and with minimal interruption to your business requires planning, experience, and the right tools to get the job done. If you would like more information, please contact us. We’d be glad to be your industrial cleaning contractor.