Silo cleaning has a tendency to be put to the “back of the queue” – put off until the necessity is overwhelming therefore causing problems such as build up of material, infestation etc. and lost bin capacity.
Insect activity within silos is a constant risk and therefore regular cleaning can significantly reduce the risk of stored product insects breeding within silos which result in product contamination, and may result in bad publicity, customer complaints and costly disrupted production schedules.
The area’s most affected by a build up of unwanted debris and infestation, i.e. roof, dead areas, are in the discharge cone or outlet areas. The cleaning of silos is therefore crucial to food hygiene. These problems are minimised by regular cleaning, spraying with food safe insecticides if infestation is present, and therefore providing cleaner bin surfaces resulting in better hygiene and product flow. Filters and filter sleeves can also be checked and cleaned or replaced.
Safety is as always a primary concern when engaging in work in confined spaces. CES’s team of rope access staff are fully trained and equipped to operate safely in this type of environment. Silo cleaning is an integral part of good pest management on a site and as a company we believe that we are unique in offering this service in house as a compliment to our pest control business.
For further details please call 01159 830 735