Only You Can Prevent… Factory Fires!

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I know where you thought that was going… you probably even heard that deep, familiar bear’s voice reminding you of the role you play in protecting our forests and wildlife. Similarly, in a textile factory, fire prevention is an absolute necessity! One of our Field Team Members recently put things in perspective: In facilities where cotton (or similar) fibers are abundant “the AIR could actually catch on fire at anytime!” Think about that a second… the AIR could virtually explode! It’s borderline humorous but equally sobering! As a factory or facility manager, you have a lot at stake! Production, property damage and most tragically, loss of life-these are very real concerns for which you bear a large portion of responsibility!

This video by the USCSB outlines a number of examples across multiple industries and the consequences of delaying necessary combustible dust maintenance: <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/3d37Ca3E4fA?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; encrypted-media” allowfullscreen></iframe>

Scheduling routine Fire Prevention maintenance is key! We can help you determine how frequently your facility needs this expert service. There are some things you and your staff can do between Clean Metro Inc.’s in depth services to further mitigate your risk.

  • If your facility doesn’t already have a daily or weekly containment & removal schedule for debris & dust buildup visible from the ground, establish one now! One plant manager observed what appeared to be months of buildup although his staff was supposed to gather and dispose of this debris daily. Make this daily and weekly maintenance 1) non-negotiable and 2) measurable!
  • Educate your employees. Once you have established a daily or weekly maintenance schedule for your facility, make education an on-going priority! Make sure your team knows what’s at stake and has the tools to prevent damage and injury!
  • Weigh the long-term impact of a fire vs. the long-term benefits of hiring #AdventureCleaners like the skilled team at Clean Metro, Inc.! One of our jobs should have been a simple, inexpensive preventive blow-down service but after a fire, it quickly mushroomed into an expensive, multi-day water cleanup job! Not to mention the damage to the facility & machinery as well as loss of product & production time! Cost of fire preventive blow-downs seems minor in comparison, doesn’t it?

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Factory & Facility Managers, what have you found to be effective fire prevention in your facility for the protection of your company’s assets and most importantly, your employees?

Call us today for a complimentary site visit and analysis.

803-575-0203 • service@cleanmetro.com

Clean Metro, Inc. is an Innovative Cleaning Solutions Company headquartered in West Columbia, SC.

‘Tis the… Shut-Down Season

Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s

Textile Factory fugitive dust blow-down during shut-downFor most of the county the days listed are crowd favorites because it means a day of rest. Over here at Clean Metro, Inc. when we hear those terms it means 12-18 hour work days! Although the most skilled in the industry, even our expert team finds it challenging to safely clean around on-going operations in most textile, automotive or aerospace manufacturing facilities! (Granted, we’ve done it and could do it again, but still…;-) ) Thus those few, precious days per year that the majority of the manufacturing industry shuts down makes way for us to manage the critical cleaning tasks that keep industrial and factory facilities safe and profitable work and production environments.

Industrial Shut-Down Facility CleaningAs a facility manager, why should you contact us early?

A single day of cleaning requires months of planning for you! Getting bids, screening cleaning companies, having corporate approve the funds and the list goes on! At the risk of sounding haughty; due to the reputation Clean Metro, Inc. has carefully crafted through the years we are in especially high demand during these shut-down periods! We now meticulously choose the companies we want to work with and during shut-down cleaning season this could mean that if you do not schedule early, you may receive a “no” from us! Prime example: it is just May 10th but we already have multiple requests for July 4th shut-down and at least two already scheduled! End-of-year shut-down cleaning takes months of planning. Its never too soon to start getting bids in place, funds approved, etc.!

Annual shut-down machine cleaningShut Down & Clean Up! Call us now to start planning your shut-down cleaning in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina or Tennessee!
• Fugitive dust blow-down in a textile factory
• Aerospace high dust vacuuming & containment
• Nitty-gritty machine cleaning in a grimy casting/welding/extrusion plant
Clean Metro, Inc. is THE company you want to choose!

Even if you have a routine janitorial company in place, it is very unlikely they have the skill or experience to safely and properly clean your facility on this level! Psst… Your current janitorial contractor doesn’t need to feel threatened by our presence since we have no interest in taking their contract! 😉 What if you need specialty cleaning during production? No matter where in the southeast your plant or factory is located, we can help you with that too! Let’s talk!

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Specialty Industrial Cleaning… HUH?

So… You’re a cleaning company? The answer is yes… and no.

We are more of a Creative Solutions company. Often clients approach us with unique problems because they know we can find or, in many cases, create the perfect solution!

While Clean Metro, Inc. did begin as a commercial window cleaning & pressure washing company, we quickly became known for our innovative answers to complex cleaning & industrial restoration needs.

Industrial Cleaning and Restoration of Machines 

Some examples:

  • After performing numerous routine construction cleaning jobs for a large manufacturing facility, we were asked to install bird spikes in pedestrian traffic & break areas to protect employees from toxic bird feces. After thorough research, we found a simple way to accomplish this.
  • A client asked us to find a way to clean and degrease machines and surrounding walls. We were able to thoroughly clean ceiling to floor, including the machines with limited moisture and minimal interruption of production.
  • Fire prevention is a key concern for textiles facilities. One such plant contacted us when they needed a safer way to clean cotton buildup in a confined space. In the past, a person would need to maneuver this dangerous space for hours on end. We developed an innovative way to harness the power of compressed air to drastically reduce the time spent inside the filtration system, saving the company shutdown time while protecting our staff.

Though we stay true to our roots and still offer multi-story window cleaning and pressure washing, when you have a unique industrial or construction cleaning project for which you can’t imagine finding a solution, contact Clean Metro, Inc., we will dream up the perfect fix!

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