Why should you have your rafters and high ceilings cleaned?
• Vibrations in the facility can shake built up dust loose, causing it to contaminate the production below. • Piles of dust and dirt can become breeding grounds for mites, mold, bacteria, viruses, and other pollutants. • Some dusts can become a fire hazard when built up on high surface areas. Numerous explosions have occurred when built up dust created an explosive dust cloud. • OSHA & the NFPA can give violations and fines for having unsafe levels on dust on ceilings and rafters. • Chunks of this collected debris can enter the ventilation and clog up the HVAC system. • Can cause odors and break down the surface it’s on, causing rust or rot. • Aesthetic reasons, visible dirt collected on surfaces can make a workplace unattractive. • To prepare surfaces for painting or other maintenance work. • Creates poor indoor air quality, which according to the EPA is a leading environmental threat and cause of airborne sickness.
We specialize in cleaning projects for commercial and industrial facilities, and we’re focused on safety. Our technicians are OSHA trained, experienced working on high surfaces, and we’re experts in combustible dust safety.
Our Commercial and Industrial High Surface Cleaning Services include: • Ceiling • Ceiling Truss • Rafters • Conduit • Lighting • Exterior of ductwork • Exhaust hood ventilation • Beams • Storage racks/shelving • Fire suppression systems • Ceiling Deck • Piping • And other elevated structural components Qualifications In OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program, two of the most common citations were improper housekeeping, including combustible dust accumulation, and use of compressed air to blow down combustible dust. ServiceMaster abides by standards set by the NFPA, NADCA, and OSHA when performing combustible dust cleaning.