Silo Cleaning

Periodic silo cleaning is important for several reasons:

  • Cleaning out residue buildup
  • Reducing product clotting that can clog production lines
  • Removing food contaminants and minimizing potential liability
  • Preventing or eliminating microbial contamination
  • Protecting against insect infestation
  • Maintaining product freshness
  • Maximizing storage capacity and silo efficiency

Industrial silos are used to store a wide variety of materials, including dry goods, wet materials and chemical products, all of which require silo cleaning services. The buildup of residue on the interior reduces the volume of fresh product the silo will hold and may eventually make the silo unusable until the residue is removed.

How Silo Cleaning Improves Efficiency

Free movement of stored materials, on a first-in, first-out basis, is key to maximizing silo efficiency, so that the oldest product is evacuated first and does not contaminate newer, fresher product. Common problems are rat-holing and bridging. With rat-holing, powder from dry goods adheres to the walls of the silo, allowing only a narrow channel (rat hole) through which product can flow out of the silo. Bridging happens when material causes a blockage at the base of the silo.

Action Duct is highly skilled at safely and thoroughly cleaning silos, while minimizing downtime in your operation. Our service is fast and effective. We also clean bins, hoppers, tanks, cooling towers, industrial ovens and high ceilings.

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You’re in Expert Hands

Action Duct is one of the most experienced silo cleaning companies in the nation. We will never compromise on quality or safety.

  • ISN Certified
  • Fully OSHA Safety Trained
  • Member of AIB (American Institute of Baking)
  • NADCA Certified
  • Trained in FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act)
  • Trained in HAACP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)
  • 24/7 emergency line and rapid response teams
  • Highly seasoned crews

Cement Silo Cleaning

 Cement silos are particularly prone to caking and clogging, for a few reasons:

  • Material that is not fully cooled creates condensation that causes the raw meal, finished cement, or clinker to stick together or cling to the sides
  • Moisture in the air dampens cement, which can lead to blockages and flow problems

Flour Silo Cleaning

Food storage receptacles, such as flour silos, need routine maintenance. Poor or delayed silo cleaning can create liability issues. Certain species of beetles thrive on grain and seed products. They will invade and contaminate flour silos readily if not cleaned regularly.

Periodic cleaning removes old food product, thus reducing the spread of microbial contamination into a freshly filled silo.

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