From dust and oil stains to Lux levels and chemical spills. We understand the complexities of keeping a warehouse safe for staff and visitors. With a variety of warehouse cleaning services, we can help from ground floor right through to ceilings – from planned and periodic work to emergency responses when you need to get back up and running quickly.
Common Services we offer to Warehouses
Warehouses are prone to dust because of the constant movement of goods and vehicles. But combating the dust can be an uphill struggle. Here are just a few of the ways we can help keep your warehouse safe and clean.
High Access Cleaning
The internal space of warehouses is vast and it’s not uncommon for ceilings to be over 25 feet tall, often with storage and racking utilising the height. And with the amount of cardboard, wooden pallets and vehicles, dust is an ongoing battle to control.
While it might be feasible to sweep and mop the floor daily to help control the dust, it’s certainly not achievable to constantly wipe down and clean the ceiling beams, walls and high-level shelves and racking. But leaving it to build up also isn’t an option. With more and more studies showing the hazards of working in dusty environments to health, you have a duty and responsibility to provide safe working conditions.
Without specialist high access equipment, including high level platforms, MEWPs and harnesses, the challenge becomes so much harder. Not only is dust a hazard to health, but it also affects air quality, Lux levels, accelerates building deterioration, decreases machine efficiency and functionality, decreases production and also poses a fire risk for certain industries.
Brick and Stone Cleaning
Warehouses are prone to dust and general dirt and grime, with machinery and plants adding to the problem. With cardboard boxes, wooden pallets and exhaust fumes notorious for causing dust and deposits, it’s easy to see how quickly a warehouse can become dirty.
While carbon deposits are an eyesore, there are other reasons to consider cleaning the bricks or stone of your warehouse. Algae and lichen, while unsightly, can actually be damaging the building material. They produce acids which can etch into natural stone, compromising the material’s integrity. Not only that, but algae also collect water and dirt – allowing for the potential to affect the stone’s transpiration rate (the water movement).
Cleaning dirt, grime, algae and moss also allows for thorough inspection of the building, helping to identify structural problems such as missing pointing and cracks. This can be used as a preventative measure, or to help identify unknown causes of damp and water ingress.
Warehouses and distribution centres can be vast areas, suffering from the effects of a large volume of dust and debris generated from day-to-day running. And a change of ownership isn’t uncommon. Sometimes the change in ownership can happen quickly, other times a warehouse can be left vacant for a prolonged period of time.
Empty warehouses can attract a variety of antisocial behaviour including acts of vandalism, graffiti and even squatting which in turn can attract hazardous substances and waste. If security measures are not put in place or lapse, you could end up with more than you bargained for.
At Ideal Response, we’re equipped and trained to carry out all aspects of warehouse cleaning – from hazardous waste removal right through to window and ceiling cleaning. We can get your new warehouse sparkling clean after a refurbishment or change of hands – including even the most hard to reach areas and any confined spaces.
Periodic Deep Cleaning
Trying to keep up with the demands of warehouse cleaning can be overwhelming. When there’s a large volume of stock and vehicular traffic, dust and debris is at a premium and can collect in the smallest of nooks and crannies.
While daily cleaning will help keep this under control to an extent, cleaning everywhere including windows and high-level areas is unrealistic. We can arrange a bespoke periodic cleaning regime with you to meet your exact requirements. From quarterly to annually, we can periodically clean floors, walls, ceilings, windows, high-access areas, racking and machinery to help keep dust and debris under control.
What’s more, we can work at times that suit you to keep downtime and disruption to an absolute minimum. With industry-leading technology, we can utilise equipment with maximum operative control and minimum water usage, meaning less disruption and risk to your stock.
Other ways we can help:
- Oil Spill Cleanup
- Chemical Spill Cleanup
- Hazardous Waste Removal
- Ceiling Cleaning
- Window Cleaning
- Algae Removal
- Floor Cleaning
- Graffiti Removal
- Mould Removal
- Fire Restoration
- Flood Restoration