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14
Sep 20

What is industrial cleaning?

Industrial cleaning is the process of cleaning the harmful industrial areas such as factories, restaurants, Pharmaceutical companies, warehouses, manufacturing factories, atomic power plants, and other industrial job sites. Industrial cleaning includes the process to clean and removes dust, grease, grime, and all other molecules from the different types of surfaces and various machinery and different areas. Industrial services hold the cleaning chemicals that involve the chemicals compounds and solvent that is applied to the covers and required space with the motive of cleaning. Chemicals used for cleaning should be adequately cleaned without leaving the particles behind as these cleaning chemicals are harmful because these chemicals come up with biomass smoke, which is poisonous as our body gets ingested, which can be hazardous if inhaled or touched. Some results in an instant or severe effect on eyes, skin, throat, etc.

Types of industrial cleaning:

  • Hydro-blasting

Hydroblasting is used to remove the paint and lead by blasting the water in high pressure. It is mainly used to remove the epoxy coating. It helps in eliminating paint of exterior buildings and tanks. It is used in polymer removal too.

  • Industrial vacuuming

Industrial vacuuming is the most stringent process. Industrial vacuuming is used to clean and remove the dirt, chemical particles, waste, etc. Industrial vacuuming is the most favorable solution for cleaning industrial areas.

  • Warehouse cleaning

The warehouse where we keep our precious stock and material. Warehouse floors get dirty frequently due to different type’s products, and materials are stored in a warehouse. It remains in the warehouse for more time, and this makes the warehouse look unclean and dirty. Warehouse cleaning involves the complete cleanliness of the warehouse.

  • Floor cleaning

Floor cleaning is the most vital process of the cleaning world. Floor cleaning makes the floor look shinier and clean. Floor cleaning is done regularly to remove dirt and dust particles, which can be the reason for the illness. It also helps in removing the allergenic molecules present on the floor.

  • Construction cleaning services

Construction cleaning services involve rough clean, final clean, and touch-up clean. Rough clean means removal of waste and rubbish from the place. Cleaning all the toilets, washrooms, kitchens, sink, cabinets, storages, garages, tables, furniture, and other areas.

  • Workplaces cleaning

The workplace should be hygienic for more reasons such as it will prevent employees from getting ill; it will make our work look professional and will make the surrounding comfortable. Workplace cleaning includes cleaning floors, tables, chairs, washrooms, toilets, elevators, kitchens, sinks, etc.

  • Laboratories cleaning services

Laboratory cleaning services need to pay more attention than any other service. As the laboratory is a place where there are a variety of chemicals and equipment that are handled with care. Laboratory cleaning is done under supervision. The containers should clean from in and out. Floors should be cleaned using cleaning chemicals. Biosafety cabinets, incubators, refrigerator, freezer, storeroom, etc.

  • Mold clean-up

Mold is present in almost every indoor and outdoor industry. Mold can cause serious health issues. Removes the mold effectively without leaving pores behind. They use professional techniques and equipment. They use the favorable vacuum designed just for collecting the mold and make the use of cleaning chemical solution for killing the germs and bacteria.

  • Rusted zone

Rust is the most stubborn stains to remove that are present in the industries, factories, machinery, surfaces, etc. A rusted zone is cleaned by using different equipment, chemicals, mechanisms, etc. They provide the chemicals that prevent the areas from getting rusted again.

  • Plants cleaning

Cleaning plants helps in reducing health issues. It is essential to clean the plant from time to time. The cleaning plant is a challenge. Plant cleaning involves the degreasing, cleaning heavy equipment, machinery, scrubbing, processing equipment, floor ceiling, etc.

  • Sanitization and disinfection:

All over the globe, people are suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic. This virus gets transfers quickly and remains on the surface for many hours. We need to disinfect the workplaces regularly; it will protect employees from getting ill. We need to disinfect every corner of the rooms along with the high touch areas such as chairs, tables, knobs, desk, switches, bottles, etc. We cannot neglect the importance of disinfection.

Safety equipment while cleaning:

Under the current condition, it is very; it is very crucial to wear PPE kit (Personal protective equipment) for the person who is cleaning or disinfecting the place. The cleaner or the cleaning person should be wearing gloves, glasses, aprons, hair ties, masks, shoe covers, etc.

­­PPE kit:

Personal Protective equipment kit (PPE). It protects the body of the person who is wearing a PPE kit from infectious diseases and injuries. There are different types of PPE kit which are used in various fields. It acts as a barrier between the contagious germs and human and helps in preventing the spread of the diseases.

Aprons:

The cleaners should wear the aprons to protect themselves from spillages, stains, marks. The aprons can also be useful for carrying small equipment or product through their handy pockets attached to the bibs.

Masks:

Wearing a mask can help from getting the smell or toxic gases in the body which emitted from the cleaning chemicals. A mask also protects us from the infectious air-borne germs or diseases and also prevents the spread of diseases.

Gloves:

The glove covers the hands. Gloves protect the hands from illness-causing germs, chemicals, infectious diseases. It prevents our bare hands from getting infected.

Glasses:

Glasses protect the eyes. It stops the germs, viruses, bacteria, infections, germs, chemicals from entering into the eyes. It used for safety in clinics, welding in industrial areas, Laboratories, etc.

Shoe Cover:

Shoe covers are used to protect the shoes of the person who is servicing in hospitals, clinics, industrial areas, etc. It prevents the wearer from the chemical agent. Shoe covers should be perfect in size with good grips.

Hazardous Material Identification System (HMIS) :

HMIS stands for a hazardous material identification system is an analytical rating that uses the color to indicates the status of chemical that includes the indication of health, flammability, physical hazard, personal protection. Colors mentioned in HMIS blue, red, yellow/orange, white. Red indicates flammability; blue indicates fitness, yellow/orange indicates reaction and physical harm, and white indicate individual protection.

Why industrial cleaning is essential:

Industrial cleaning is essential to keep factories, restaurants, Pharmaceutical Company, warehouses, manufacturing factories, atomic power plant and other industrial job sites clean. Many of them think that sweeping and mopping of the floor is enough for maintaining the cleanliness of the area.

  • Industrial cleaning increases productivity:

Productivity can be maximized due to industrial cleaning. It prevents safety and reduces the time required for maintenance and repairs of machinery and other equipment. Many of us don’t realize the importance of industrial cleaning. A clean and disinfected workplace keeps employees safe and healthy and maximizes productivity.

Dirty and disorganized workplaces can impact the worst on the mental and health of employees. It lower downs the spirit of employees to work; this effects directly on productivity. A clean and healthy environment during work effects positively on the minds of employees as well as clients, and this helps in maximizing productivity. When machinery and equipment are kept clean and maintained in good condition, which saves the operating cost.

  • Industrial cleaning minimizes the need for maintenance and repairs.

Keeping the machinery and tools clean and maintained extends there life span and minimizes the cost required for repairs and maintenances. It also reduces the downtime needed for repairing the machines and equipment, which ultimately increases productivity.

Benefits of using Eco-friendly cleaning chemicals:

Healthy livings:

Eco-friendly cleaning chemicals are non-hazardous and non-toxic. It does not emit toxic fumes as compared to other cleaning chemicals. Eco-friendly cleaning chemicals do not irritate the skin, eyes, respiratory system, etc.

Non-risky:

Eco friendly cleaning chemicals are non-risky chemicals. It is easy to handle while ordinary cleaning chemicals can destroy the eyes, skin and can cause severe respiratory issues. Eco-friendly chemicals are biodegradable.

Safe for environment:

Ordinary cleaning chemicals are the most harmful for environment as it emits the toxic fume that pollutes the air. The water from the industries is released in the water bodies which is harmful for the aquatic lives and contaminates the water.

Cost effective:

Eco-friendly cleaning chemicals are budget-friendly as compared to the other cleaning chemicals. Eco-friendly cleaning chemicals are herbal-based products and biodegradable. It works effectively as compared to other chemicals without harming the lives.

By- Shubhangi chikane

29
Feb 20

What are the cleaning chemicals?

Cleaning chemicals play an essential role in our day to day life at home, in school, and in the office. Cleaning  Chemicals are used in making cleaning products that are soap,  detergent, bleaches, dishwashing products, A household cleaning product. cleaning chemicals help to improve the cleaning efficiency that is making homes, offices, and environment safe and clean. These cleaning chemicals prevent the spread of infectious diseases and control allergies like nose burning, eye burning, itching, dust, and molds. Many cleansing solutions contain harmful chemicals that affect humans and the environment. These chemicals contaminate streams, rivers and water life.

Types of cleaning chemicals?

Cleaning products contain an antibacterial cleansing solution that not only removes the dust and dirt but also kills the germs and bacteria that may contaminate the environment and cause illness. The cleaning solvent is a common cleaning solution. There are many different components that are used in cleaning products. Such as solvents like ethanol, preservatives and chlorine bleaches. Any chemical can be harmful even water and oxygen if the body absorbs too much. Cleaning products are effective for health and the environment, but it should be handled with care.

Common Cleaning Chemicals:

1.    Water (Powerful polar solvent)

Water is a chemical compound that is in a liquid state. Water is found almost everywhere on earth. Water contains two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. It is the universal water solvent. Water is used in the production of different types of cleaning chemical and it is also used for diluting the liquid solution in the water. Water is the most essential thing used for producing the chemical.

2.    Soap or detergent (Sodium salt and potassium salt)

Soap and detergent are chemical substitutes that are used as a cleaning agent. Soap and detergent are sodium salt or potassium salt which contains many acids that have cleansing action which dissolves in water.

3.    Ammonia solution (Ammonia water)

Ammonia solution also is known as the Ammonia water solution. Ammonia is used as an ingredient in every cleaning product which is used every day in routine. this solution which is used in removing the stains. It is commonly used for cleaning glass.

4.    Calcium hypochlorite (liquid bleach)

Calcium hypochlorite is an inorganic substitute which appears in white particle with an odor of chlorine that irritates the skin. It is an active ingredient known as bleaching powder. It is used to purify the wastewater purification system and sanitation of swimming pools.

5.    Citric acid

Citric acid is an organic acid found in citrus fruits. Which is used in the food and soft drinks for the addition of taste? It kills germs and molds. It helps in removing the stains and rust. It is used as conservative in many cleaning solutions.

6.    Sodium bicarbonate (Baking soda)

Sodium carbonate is also called baking soda. It is a white solid crystal and also even appears in white powder. It is used for cleaning the floor, tiles, lubricated surfaces, etc. It is used as cleaning agents in many places.

7.    Acetic acid (Vinegar)

Acetic acid is also known as ethanoic acid. It’s fully white vinegar. It’s a colorless liquid. It is also called glacial acetic acid. It helps in removing the water stains and rust stains. It kills fungus and molds. It is used as a cleaning agent.

8.    Borax.

Borax is also known as sodium borate. It’s a boron compound.it is a soft colorless crystal that dissolves in water. It’s a multipurpose cleaner. Which works as herbicide, insecticide, fungicide, etc. keep boron away from food and from children and pets.

9.    Acetone (Damages plastic)

Acetone is an organic substitute which a volatile and flammable liquid with odor. Which is mostly used in industries and laboratories. It is used for general cleaning and it also works as a degreaser.

10.Carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide consists of two oxygen atom and one carbon atom. It is commonly known as dry ice. It also acts as a conservatory gas. It is mainly used in industries and technical areas which include aerospace, medical, manufacturing companies, electronics, etc.

Importance of eco-friendly cleaning chemicals

We need to Prioritize green cleaning chemicals that have a green policy that includes the safety of environment, economy, health. Eco-friendly chemicals are environment-friendly. These are the chemicals that are not hazardous. This helps in conserving nature by reducing pollution.

Benefits of using Eco-friendly chemical product :

Healthy human being :

Cleaning chemicals affect the evilest on the health of humans. The eco-friendly product does not imitate toxic gases. Making use of these products will not have to suffer from the itchiness of skin, eyes, throat and constant coughing. These are non-allergenic products for humans.

Nonrisky:

These chemical products are riskier to handle. They can destroy the body, skin, eyes, etc. These products are harmful and cause severe health issues. In the case of green chemicals, they are purely safe for health and no need to handle with extra care.

Long term effects:

Eco-friendly chemicals are the cleansers that give us positive effects that stay for a long time as compare to other cleaning chemicals.

Pure environment

Cleaning chemicals are the most harmful for the environment as it releases harmful toxic gases that affect the environment and the chemical mixed water is added to sewage which affects the water bodies. Making use of green products is safe for the environment as it does not release toxic gases and these chemicals are not harmful.

Beneficial for the earth:

Making use of Eco-friendly products reduces the negative effect on the earth which includes water pollution, air pollution, affects the ozonosphere, climate change. The eco-friendly chemical product promotes the reduction of toxic products that are safe for our earth. Overall, it is recommended to use products that are made of eco-friendly chemicals which will maintain the safety of the environment by eliminating the property and will keep you away from the harmful side effects of chemicals that can worsen the health of human, water life and animals on the planet. It is our responsibility to save our mother earth. Let’s start using green chemicals and save our environment.

By – Shubhangi Chikane