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Dust Cleaning

We're Toronto's leading team of overhead dust cleaning & combustable dust cleaning specialists & are well equipped to take on any dust cleaning project.  

  

Overhead Dust Cleaning

Improves facility air quality and ascetics.  Prevents damage to machinery & issues with quality control.

Combustible Dust Cleaning

Loose material that has the ability to catch fire & explode when mixed with air.

Overhead Dust Cleaning 

This specialty service can be done for many purposes such as air quality or ascetic purposes, preparation for high surface painting, or as a manufacturing facility you could have debris falling from high surfaces that lead to quality defects or even for safety reasons.

 

It is very important to choose a contractor that specializes in rafter and ceiling cleaning and has the correct experience and training in order to complete the job.  

Areas in your facility that would benefit from overhead dust cleaning:

  • Rafters

  • Ceiling trusses

  • Ceiling deck

  • Outside / on ducts 

  • Lighting

  • Conduit

  • Piping

  • Beams 

  • Or any overhead / elevated surface

We're equipped for any job small or large, anytime of the day or night.  

There are many disadvantages to having overhead dust, such as:

  • Damage to expensive machinery

  • Debris falling to the surface below 

  • Causing quality control issues to a manufacturing or food facility

  • Can lead to a fire hazard

These situations occur because of grease, dirt and dust build up in the rafters and ceilings of manufacturing and production facilities. Various type of businesses benefit from this service such as:

  • Warehouses

  • Commercial / Industrial food facilities 

  • Production facilities 

  • Theatres

  • Gymnasiums

  • Automotive Dealers / Showrooms 

  • And many others 

 

We will utilize a variety of scissor lifts along with sets of ladders and scaffolding in order to reach high surfaces for cleaning. We guarantee that our technicians have had OSHA training, including their fall protection training and we make sure that safety is one of our top priorities at all times during your project.

Combustible Dust Cleaning 

Combustible dust is any loose and fine material that has the ability to catch fire and explode when mixed with air. Combustible dusts can be from:

  • most solid organic materials (such as sugar, flour, grain, wood, etc.)

  • many metals, and

  • some nonmetallic inorganic materials.

Some of these materials are not usually combustible, but if they are the right size and concentration they can burn or explode. Dust can collect on surfaces such as rafters, roofs, suspended ceilings, ducts, crevices, dust collectors, and other equipment. When the dust is disturbed and under specific situations, there is the potential for a serious explosion to take place. Even the build-up of a very fine amount of dust can produce serious damage. Therefore, any activity that creates dust should be examined for risk of a combustible dust.

What are examples of materials that can be a combustible dust hazard?

We've put together a PDF for your reference to see which types of materials can be a combustible dust hazard.

Any fire needs three elements. These elements are known as the "fire triangle":

  1. Fuel to burn

  2. Oxygen 

  3. Ignition source (heat, spark, etc. ) A dust explosion needs two additional elements - known as the "dust pentagon":

  4. Dispersion of dust particles in the right concentration, and

  5. Confinement of the dust cloud. 

 

Dispersion means the dust particles are suspended in air. Confinement means the dust is in an enclosed or limited space. This restriction allows pressure to build up, increasing the likelihood of an explosion.

What workplaces are at risk for a dust explosion:

Dust explosions have occurred in many different types of workplaces and industries, including:

  • Grain elevators,

  • Food production,

  • Chemical manufacturing (e.g. , rubber, plastics, pharmaceuticals),

  • Woodworking facilities,

  • Metal processing (e.g. , zinc, magnesium, aluminum, iron),

  • Recycling facilities (e.g. , paper, plastics, metals), and 

  • Coal-fired power plants. 

Dusts are created when materials are transported, handled, processed, polished, ground and shaped. Dusts are also created by abrasive blasting, cutting, crushing, mixing, sifting or screening dry materials. The buildup of dried residue from the processing of wet materials can also generate dusts. Essentially, any workplace that generates dust is potentially at risk.

What are primary & secondary dust explosions?

Dusts are created when materials are transported, handled, processed, polished, ground and shaped. Dusts are also created by abrasive blasting, cutting, crushing, mixing, sifting or screening dry materials. The buildup of dried residue from the processing of wet materials can also generate dusts. Essentially, any workplace that generates dust is potentially at risk.

The primary explosion will shake other dust that has accumulated. When this dust becomes airborne, it also ignites. This secondary dust explosion is often more destructive than the primary one.

Service Areas: 

  • Toronto 

  • Etobicoke

  • Scarborough 

  • Mississauga

  • Milton 

  • Oakville 

  • Burlington 

  • Hamilton 

  • Brantford 

  • St. Catherines 

  • Niagara Falls 

  • Markham 

  • Stouffville

  • Uxbridge

  • Peterborough

  • Pickering 

  • Whitby 

  • Oshawa 

  • Ajax 

  • Clarington 

  • Richmond Hill

  • Aurora 

  • Newmarket 

  • Barrie 

  • Orillia

  • And More...

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We're Indoor Air Quality Experts

  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has become an important health and safety concern for Canadians.  The most common issue associated with IAQ is improper or inadequately maintained heating & ventilation systems.

  • Issues that lead to poor IAQ can include inadequate temperatures, humidity, poor air circulation, ventilation issues, insufficient outdoor air intakes & indoor air contaminants such as chemicals, dust, moulds or fungi, bacteria, odours & vapours.

  • Poor IAQ can lead to various symptoms such as: dryness & irritation of the eyes, nose throat & skin, headaches, fatigue, shortness of breath, hypersensitivity, allergies, sinus congestion, coughing and sneezing, dizziness and nausea.  

Do you think that your Indoor Air Quality needs attention?

IAQ Inspection Checklist 
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