Confined Spaces Cleaning of Silos is an important cleaning service to ensure that a silo is hygienically clean, preventing a build up of dangerous biohazards and also to maintain full capacity during normal operational service.

Silos, bin and hopper assets can all develop blockages and obstructions that can both reduce the capacity of the silo but can also create the perfect climate for dangerous biohazards to grow. Obstructions caused in silos can, if left uncleaned lead to a full loss of function and cost your business in operational downtime.

Scheduled maintenance cleaning of confined spaces such as silos can reduce the chances of a blockage forming during normal service and reduce the risk of biohazard contamination.

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Common Blockage Issues:

Blocked/Plugged Blockage

When the material stored in a silo solidifies or condenses, it can create a bridge blockage that completely stops the silo contents from being able to flow. This can be caused by condensation and damp build up within the silo and water ingress.

Arched/Bridged Blockage

When solidified and compacted product within the silo creates a large arch and subsequent void beneath, it can reduce the flow of material and make the silo unfit for constant use.

Scale/Banking Restrictions

When the material within a silo begins to stick the sidewalls, it creates a banking effect. Over time this can result in reduced flow through the silo, reducing productivity while creating an ideal breeding ground for potential biohazards. If left uncleaned, the scale build up can eventually collapse on itself causing a plugged blockage.

Tunnelling Blockage

The tunnelling effect in a silo is where only a small amount of product can make its way through to the production phase. Tunnelling is primarily caused by scale or banking build up that has been left unresolved.


Low, Medium & High Risk Confined Spaces Cleaning Experts

As a leading difficult access cleaning specialist, we provide scheduled, one off and emergency silo cleaning for clients across Scotland and the North of England.

Since 1989 we have continually offered the best in service with an emphasis on improving standards, using the latest in eco friendly cleaning solutions and investing in our team and our equipment to offer our customers more than our competitors.

With our head office in Glasgow, we have a strong client base across Scotland and those customers feel confident & assured by our attention to detail and prompt & professional service. As one of the longest running and most experienced cleaning companies, we offer reliable and high-quality cleaning services at competitive prices to the exacting specification of our clients.

To find out more about our silo cleaning services, please call our Glasgow head office on 0141 370 4038 or if you are on the East Coast, please call our Edinburgh office on 0131 314 2896.

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