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Ceilings in warehouses, factories, shopping centers, airports, and other commercial and industrial buildings attract dust and foreign object debris or FOD. Unless you spend a lot of time up in the ceiling rafters, often as high as 32 feet, you don’t see the accumulation. You don’t notice the peeling paint until it starts falling down into your equipment and stored products.
Unwanted effects of dirty ceilings
Vibrations from equipment and processes loosen and shake dust and debris, sending it downward to contaminate the space and contents below. Accumulating on the floor and other surfaces, these contaminants become a breeding ground for mold, bacteria, viruses, dust mites, and other nasty stuff.
Health and safety hazards
Dust, grease, and other contaminants can lead to multiple health and safety issues, like product / production contamination, fire and combustion hazards, slippery floors and work surfaces, poor air quality, and airborne sickness.
In most commercial settings and even many industrial facilities, visible dirt and debris is unsightly and creates a less appealing workplace and production environment.
Ceilings that are regulatory compliant
Even the best-kept buildings accumulate dust and grime over time that finds its way to the ceiling. More than unsightly, dirty ceilings contribute to safety, health, and fire hazards. In some industries like food and beverage processing, they lead to failed FDA and USDA inspections and third party food chain audits. In any commercial facility, clean ceilings improve light reflectivity, which enhances plant safety, boosts employee morale, and even saves energy.
Painters USA’s professional industrial cleaning crews can help you maintain high standards and comply with the web of regulations that govern your business, including OSHA and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) guidelines for commercial or industrial facilities.
How we clean warehouse and plant ceilings
No matter how high or expansive your ceilings are, we have a variety of methods to clean and maintain them. Our teams are experienced in all types of high dusting and ceiling cleaning, including combustible dust, oil and grease, and chemicals.
We use the most effective cleaning methods depending on the condition and nature of the build-up. After covering machinery, shelving, and anything else below, we tackle ceiling cleaning projects as needed.
- Basic dust and debris blow-downs with high pressure air.
- Special spark-proof, explosion-proof vacuums and filters for combustible dust.
- Degreasing and chemical cleaning with solvents and water sprayers.
- Abrasive blasting using a wide range of blasting media for any situation.
- Hand cleaning if needed with the aid of extension poles, microfiber dusters, and backpack vacs.
- Use of HEPA (high-efficiency particulate arrestance) filters if needed for medical, automotive, and any highly automated or sensitive production facility.
Using the right cleaning methods and tools allows us to work quickly and efficiently to minimize disruption. Painters USA makes investments in Industrial strength vacuum cleaners with the power and reach to tackle any ceiling project.
Our crews are well-trained and certified in ceiling work functions like aerial lift operations and working in confined spaces. And we can work around your production schedules, including overnights, weekends, and plant shutdown periods.
Cleaning all the nooks and crannies
Commercial and industrial ceilings are not only incredibly high and expansive; many of them are open and exposed, with all kinds of hard-to-reach corners, edges, and mechanical components to maneuver around.
- Beams, trusses, and rafters
- Exhaust hood ventilation
- Fire suppression systems
Painters USA can safely clean them all, and some of these components can be a source of dirt and debris, and getting to the source reduces the maintenance burden.
Other industrial cleaning services
Protecting everything below the ceiling
Painters USA has cleaned and painted commercial / industrial ceilings under every possible conditions and circumstances:
- Occupied facilities that require us to carefully section off specific ceiling sections to enclose the area while we’re working. In this case, we spend as much, if not more time, on preparation and cleanup as the actual painting itself.
- New construction or major renovation that requires excellent time management skills, planning of equipment and crews, and coordination with other trades.
- Vacant and empty facilities with no people, equipment, or stored product and materials to deal with, yet still require neatness and safety.
You can count on Painters USA to handle the highest ceilings and most challenging projects, safely and efficiently. Our work plans, processes, and decades of experience across a wide range of ceiling projects ensure we will complete the project on time and on budget.
Single supplier service for multiple sites
Painters USA is proud to be a commercial and industrial painting contractor for a number of large companies with regional or national sites. We’ve worked hard over the years to gain the experience, credentials, and resources to offer the convenience of national account support—one contract, one point of contact, and one relationship to manage—along with consistent outcomes and standard processes.
As a woman-owned business certified by WBENC, Painters USA delivers benefits like tax incentives, new procurement channels, expanded views and perspectives to spur innovation, and a means of demonstrating your commitment to diverse markets. Plus the rigorous certification and annual recertification process is another validation of our financial strength and sustainability.