Through the course of everyday production most industrial facilities create manufacturing dust, but often don’t have any sort of dust removal equipment or processes in place. If they do, it is usually a dust collection system that is too small for the area’s needs, or doesn’t get the collection area cleaned often enough. This causes dust to settle on high surfaces, or back up within the air ducts and ventilation system, which causes health issues and quality control concerns.
This is where a professional cleaning company needs to come in with industrial dust removal equipment.
Many dust collection systems just blow the dust around and keep it in the air, trying to have it eventually move into a collection area, but these cause hazards by creating an explosive dust cloud and making the air quality lower. Other dust collection systems do actually suck in and filter the air, but this causes dust to settle in the ductwork leading to the collection system. If the collection area becomes full, the dust can begin blowing backwards out of the vents, making the situation worse than before, and in the case of a fire the dust acts like a fuel, letting the fire travel throughout the building.
Housekeeping procedures in these facilities often focuses on cleaning only what can easily be seen, and not managing the dust accumulating in high up or hidden surfaces. This leaves a significant amount of dust and debris still in the facility. OSHA combustible dust regulations say that just 1/32 of an inch of accumulation over 5% over a surface just 5% of the floor’s surface area creates an explosion hazard and should be cleaned immediately.
The Hughes Environmental teams use a combination of HEPA filter vacuums, hand cleaning, and in situations where the dust is combustible, explosion proof vacuums.
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Hughes Environmental technicians are expertly trained in the best methods for cleaning combustible dust hazards and use dust removal equipment specifically designed for combustible dust cleaning.
Hughes Environmental is a National Air Duct Cleaner’s Association (NADCA) certified company who has earned their prestigious “Outstanding Safety Award” every year that we’ve been in business.
Our technicians are trained on the most up-to-date industry standards for cleaning commercial HVAC systems, and are equipped to clean from the point the air enters the system all the way to where it exits.