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Posted by Dennis Blauser, February 22, 2024
Preventing Slowdowns with Silo Cleanings
Silo cleaning is often overlooked, but it plays a critical role in maintaining production schedules, product quality, and employee safety. Regular silo cleanings can prevent costly slowdowns and ensure your facility operates at maximum efficiency. When silos are not properly cleaned, it can lead to material buildup, which can obstruct the flow of product and cause slowdowns in production. This can have a significant impact on your bottom line, as even a small amount of downtime can cost thousands of dollars. In addition, clogged silos can create a safety hazard for workers.
 
Silo cleaning is best left to the professionals and should never be attempted by unskilled workers. When silo cleaning is done in-house it can lead to serious injury, loss of life, or damage to the silo structure. To avoid these potential problems, it is important to have your silos cleaned regularly by a professional silo cleaning company. Therefore, it is important to have your silos cleaned regularly by a professional silo cleaning company to prevent these potential problems.
 
Enter The Boss™: A Silo Cleaning Revolution
USA Silo Service uses an enhanced pneumatic cleaning method which is 55% more powerful than conventional pneumatic systems. Combined with the proprietary silo cleaning system The Boss, our silo cleaning methods deliver maximum cleaning efficiency in a safe environment. The Boss gets the job done fast, so you can get back to business as usual. Minimizing downtime without cutting cleaning efficiency helps deliver cost savings to the customer.
 
The Boss is a revolutionary silo-cleaning machine that uses more power to clean silos more thoroughly and efficiently. Faster silo cleaning means less downtime for facility managers. With its enhanced cleaning capabilities, The Boss significantly reduces downtime for facility managers, allowing them to maintain production schedules and achieve maximum productivity. USA Silo Services’ silo cleaning marvel is designed for speed and efficiency, ensuring a swift completion of the cleaning process so that operations can resume promptly.
 
As a full-service silo company, we can handle all of your silo needs under one purchase order. Schedule your next silo cleaning today. The Boss silo cleaning machine and USA Silo Service can help you return to a regular silo cleaning schedule to maximize efficiency, production, and safety.
 
 

 
Posted by Dennis Blauser, January 31, 2024
When it comes to your annual silo maintenance calendar, it's always the best bet to get things on the schedule sooner, rather than later. The best plan will get all your maintenance booked at once. Doing so allows you to plan for necessary silo maintenance like cleaning, silo inspection, and silo restoration or repairs when you have a naturally lighter schedule.
 
  Silo Cleaning Silo Inspection Silo Repair and Restoration Silo Construction
January Off Season    
February      
March   Exterior Silo Repairs  
April   Exterior Silo Repairs  
May   Exterior Silo Repairs  
June Off Season   Warm/Dry Weather
July Off Season   Warm/Dry Weather
August Off Season   Warm/Dry Weather
September Off Season Exterior Silo Repairs  
October Off Season Exterior Silo Repairs  
November Off Season Exterior Silo Repairs  
December Off Season    
 
Silo Inspection
Regular silo inspections and routine silo maintenance help you increase the useful life of your silo, reduce unplanned downtime, and uphold production goals. In fact, professional inspections are the most effective, preventive method to ensure concrete and steel structures, surfaces, and silos remain safe and fully operational. Best practices recommend professional inspections at two- to five-year intervals to help identify any issues that could lead to silo failure.
 
Silo Restoration and Repairs
Consistently monitoring the exterior of the silo can assist facilities in identifying emerging or escalating problems, potentially requiring more frequent or timely inspections. With proper design and construction, a significant portion of this damage can be avoided or reduced through regular inspections, maintenance, and a thorough knowledge of appropriate protocols. Any silo that experiences sudden deterioration or displays signs of new damage should be inspected by a professional immediately. While the end of the year is often chaotic, it's a good time to make sure silo maintenance services like restoration and repair. Minor exterior silo repairs that have been identified in a professional silo inspection earlier in the year can be scheduled during temperate times of the year, like spring and fall, as they should have little to no impact on production schedules.
 
Silo Construction
Jumpform and slipform silo construction methods are two of the most flexible in the industry today. So, what determines the construction approach? Jumpform construction is not as time-sensitive as slipform because it is completed in stages, rather than a continuous pour. When looking at the best time of year to schedule your silo construction project, it's often wise to book dryer times of the year, such as the summer, to help prevent weather-related delays.
 
Don't delay. Get your annual silo maintenance scheduled today.
 
 

 
Posted by Dennis Blauser, December 21, 2023
No matter the industry, some seasons are busier than others. Take advantage of a lighter production schedule by booking your next silo cleaning.
 
Regular professional silo cleaning is a necessary tool that helps maximize your production while protecting employee safety. All too often, however, when silo cleaning is postponed, it can lead to production delays that can create heavy economic effects.
 
USA Silos provides silo cleaning services for all types of silos and materials. Some of our jobs include cement buildup on silo walls, slag silo wall buildup, fly ash silos, cement storage silos, air pad repair, and hardened cement in silos. We also offer vacuum truck services.
 
While we understand the benefits of preventive cleanings, we are also equipped to respond quickly to emergency silo cleaning needs. In addition to preventive cleanings, it's also hugely beneficial to bundle your silo maintenance services into one mobilization. When all of your silo maintenance services are conducted during planned downtime, you reap the greatest benefits.
 
Our sister company Marietta Silos has more than 50 years of experience in silo restoration. Read the latest Marietta Silos blog to learn how to Make the Most of Planned Downtime.
 

 
 
 
 
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