Industrial Cleaning

Zenith industrial cleaning services can undertake all types of factory cleaning, from machine and press pit clean downs to floor stripping and cleaning oily surfaces. Our industrial cleaners have the ability to operate powered access platforms for high level work, such as roof lights and guttering, in a crowded factory or commercial environment. All cleaning is supported by the appropriate risk assessments and method statements.

We also provide a PVC and cladding cleaning service, using qualified industrial cleaners working from scaffolding or powered access platforms; and can clear up after flood and fire damage, from cleaning factory roof linings and structural steel, to clearing drains and cleaning carpets.

Other industrial cleaning services include builders’ cleans for industrial, commercial and new building developments, window cleaning for internal and external windows using both traditional and the reach and wash method with purified water; kitchen deep cleans; and a prior-to-let cleaning service, preparing properties to a clean and hygienic standard.

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Flooring Maintenance

Resin floors are tough, resilient systems, but to maintain the floor’s performance characteristics, an appropriate cleaning regime should be followed.

Fine particles of dust, dirt and debris can settle on a resin floor and, with regular traffic, act as abrasives. To prevent this occurring, regular cleaning is essential, using proper cleaning techniques. This is particularly important in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries, where it is essential to maintain hygienic surfaces.

To maintain a clean, safe, health environment, a suitable dust control system and cleaning/vacuum removal is essential, in addition to routine manual or mechanical sweeping. A mechanical scrubber with wet vacuum is recommended, as opposed to washing with a mop and bucket, which is not suitable.

The cleaning regime will be specific to the conditions and determined by a number of factors, such as the type of resin flooring installed, type and frequency of traffic, degree and type of soiling, and specific hygiene requirements.

For further details and specialist information on different types of cleaning materials, brushes and pads, and such areas as pressure washing/steam cleaning, static-controlled flooring and floors with high gloss finish.

Please click here to download the Zenith Resin Floor Cleaning Guide.

Dry Ice Cleaning

What is Dry Ice Cleaning?

Dry ice cleaning is a non-abrasive, non-toxic industrial cleaning solution that is becoming very popular. Efficient, versatile and environmentally friendly, this revolutionary cleaning process is provided by Zenith Contractors, and is achieving impressive results for clients.

Unlike traditional cleaning methods, which may require disassembly and relocation of equipment, use of solvents and hand scrubbing, dry ice cleaning can easily be performed on-site without the need for cool down or drying time, saving time and money. Invariably, cleaning can be done in hours rather than days.

Where is it commonly used?

Dry ice cleaning is particularly effective for the removal of gum and graffiti, paint, mould, soot, dirt, tar, bitumen, grease, oils and petroleum, sea slime and algae.

Common uses include: building facilities management, insurance jobs, fire damage, fuel forecourts, heritage work, airline and aerospace industries, estate management maintenance, electrical installation clean-up, oil field equipment, power generation and utilities, roofs & façades, marine industries, automated moving parts (such as automotive assembly plants), and general maintenance. It is particularly efficient solution for food and beverage processing, where hygiene is critical.

How does it work?

The process works by directing compressed dry ice pellets, made from Liquid Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and with a temperature of -79º C, on to a surface at supersonic speed, using a compressed air gun. On impact, the dry ice creates a micro-thermal shock, and the resulting energy transfer vaporises the contaminated surfaces without abrasion, leaving only a light dust deposit at ground level to sweep / vacuum up. It is the force of this impact that provides the primary means of cleaning.

The Benefits Of Dry Ice Cleaning

No wetness:

Dry Ice transforms as carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere. There is no waste water or other contaminated abrasives remaining. The dirt falls to the floor and can be vacuumed or swept away easily providing very short machine downtime and no corrosion of the material.

No wear or erosion:

Dry ice pellets are non-abrasive, and consequently machines and tools will not be damaged by dry ice blasting process.

No disassembly of machinery:

The cleaning can be done when the components are mounted on the machine (Cleaning in place). There is no need for disassembling the contaminated parts. Because of lower machine downtime and less production downtime there is a big economical advantage.

No chemicals, blasting abrasives or wasted water:

The method does not leave any blasting abrasive, and therefore there is no contamination of mechanics, sealing’s etc. There are no costs for disposal for toxic or harmful chemicals, solvents or other abrasives. Dry ice blasting is environmentally friendly, safe and economical – even in areas where cleaning with water or sand is prohibited.

Less labour costs:

The labour input for cleaning and maintenance of assembly lines or other machinery can be reduced dramatically by using dry ice cleaning, especially when traditional cleaning methods need a lot of preparation and post processing.