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Do industrial cleaners offer hazardous material cleanup?
Not all industrial cleaners offer hazardous material cleanup; it is up to each company to determine the depth of their cleaning services. For those that do offer it, they must have the proper certifications and permits for handling hazardous materials.
What type of training should industrial cleaners have?
Industrial cleaners must know and work within proper OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health) codes and guidelines. Different types of jobs can require more formal training, but basic training includes compliance and safety regulations. Advanced industrial cleaners might need advanced training for areas like hazardous waste cleanups, chemical spills, and crime-scene cleaning.
What is construction cleanup?
Construction site cleanup is different from residential and commercial cleanup in that it is generally more labor intensive. Large amounts of waste and materials can be left behind during construction, which is not always removed by the crew. Construction cleanup workers not only remove the waste, they also clean and polish the new structure to make it presentable to the buyer or owner. Using construction cleanup services is very common in new housing construction when preparing the house for sale.
How much do industrial cleaning services cost?
There are many variables in determining industrial cleaning service costs, but size is usually the main factor,, as some charge by the job or the square foot. Frequency (i.e., a one-off or a regularly scheduled job) can be another factor. If you are setting up a recurring cleaning schedule, you might be able to get a price break. The amount of labor needed and the provider’s hourly rates are yet another major factor in cost. All of above are determined by the market rates in your area. Consult individual professional cleaning services for the most accurate quote.
What type of equipment is used by industrial cleaners?
There are many different types of industrial cleaning equipment. Available in multiple sizes, floor-sweeping machines, including rideable versions, are designed for cleaning floors of all sizes. They can be used for everything from office hallways up to parking lots. Cold- and hot-water pressure washers are a common tool. Scrubber driers, vacuum cleaners, dry steam cleaners, floor buffers, and polishers are also used in industrial cleaning.
What chemicals are used by industrial cleaners?
There are five basic types of chemicals used by industrial cleaners:
- Strong alkali cleaning agents, which are extremely harsh and can corrode organic material by chemical reaction
- Medium alkali agents, like sodium carbonate, are less harsh, but are not harmless, and are generally caustic to a lesser extent than strong alkali.
- Mild alkali cleaning agents are even less caustic and can be used for water softening and removing mineral deposits.
- Strong acids are highly corrosive cleaners often found in bathroom cleaning products and can be very toxic.
- Solvents are used to dissolve grease and oil.
What are industrial cleaning services?
Industrial cleaning services provide products and services to clean and maintain healthy environments in businesses and organizations of all sizes, such as schools, hospitals, food services, etc. There are advanced commercial cleaners that handle larger tasks like chemical spills and accidents. They are adept at on-site hazardous waste clean-ups and events that require more manpower, advanced equipment, and technical skills than everyday cleanups.