What You Should Know about Industrial Cleaning

Last Updated:

May 17th, 2021

From paper manufacturing plants to steel mills, the Portland, OR, Vancouver, WA, and surrounding areas have a wide variety of industrial facilities.

Industrial facilities large and small often need more rigorous cleaning practices, including the use of specialized cleaning equipment and hazardous waste removal. Because of these challenging cleaning requirements, it is highly recommended industrial facilities seek out the knowledge of industrial cleaning professionals.

In this post, we are going to look at what sets apart industrial cleaning services and how industrial facilities benefit from cleaning specialists.

Types of Industrial Facilities

Industrial workplaces are generally large facilities containing heavy-equipment and hazardous materials. Examples of these facilities are as follows:

  • manufacturing plants

  • warehouses

  • processing plants

  • steel mills

  • paper mills

  • distribution centers

  • power plants

  • self-storage facilities

  • loading docks

Typical Industrial Cleaning Services

Decontamination. In industrial settings, the risk of tracking hazardous materials into common use areas, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and offices, is higher. Commercial janitors decontaminate these areas helping keep employees safe and healthy in the workplace.

Heavy equipment cleaning. Industrial facilities often house heavy duty equipment that needs regular cleaning and/or degreasing.

Hazardous material removal. Hazardous materials such as lead, asbestos, mold, metal shavings, and mercury are common in industrial facilities. Cleaning experts take great care to remove these materials safely and in accordance with regulatory standards. They are also trained to handle spills and contaminations.

Power washing. For cleaning the most demanding messes, power washing eliminates dirt, paints, and spills from surfaces and equipment.

Industrial vacuuming. HEPA filters trap dirt and dust reducing allergens and making the air healthier and safer to breathe.

Floor cleaning. Whether it's cleaning, resealing, refinishing, stripping, or buffing, industrial spaces need clean and clear floors to promote the safety of the workers and to reduce interruptions in production.

What Makes Industrial Cleaning Different?

Due to the heavy-duty cleaning tasks and safety requirements, industrial cleaning services require more specialized equipment, practices, and training than regular janitorial services.

Cleaning schedules should be flexible to ensure industrial clients do not have any delays in production.

Industrial cleaning must focus on safety. Stringent cleaning and sanitation requirements in unsafe and often hazardous environments makes this a job for cleaning experts.

Safety Standards and Regulations

To ensure safety for everyone, cleaning industrial facilities must be in compliance with regulatory agencies. Professional cleaners should follow work-related safety standards developed by OSHA. Depending on the facility, other standards, such as those set by the EPA, must also be met.

Since cleaning services in industrial environments most likely include working with heavy equipment, in high-traffic areas, or with hazardous materials, a professional cleaning company should ensure employees have passed drug screenings and background checks.

How AABS Can Help

Our management team has over fifty years combined experience cleaning industrial facilities throughout Oregon and Washington. As such, we know what it takes to keep your industrial facility cleaner, safer, and more productive.

  1. We work with you to develop a cleaning schedule tailored to your needs, avoiding manufacturing interruptions.

  2. We provide site-specific training for no additional cost.

  3. We use state-of-the-art cleaning equipment and practices to ensure your facility gets the highest-quality cleaning available.

  4. We ensure all our employees are professionally trained and have passed rigorous background and drug screenings.

  5. We adhere to standards developed by OSHA, the EPA, and other state regulatory agencies.

  6. All our work is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we are licensed, bonded, and insured.

At AABS, our goal is to help all our clients succeed by offering dependable, exceptional commercial cleaning services. We take care of the mess, so you can focus on running your facility. Don't hesitate to contact us today with any questions or to get your free quote.

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