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Posted by Dennis Blauser, March 8, 2024
Routine cleaning of bulk storage vessels like bins, silos, and domes is one of the best ways that cement plants, cement and concrete batching plants, manufacturing facilities, and others can prevent unplanned downtime. Though regularly emptying your cement silo can help prevent impaction, material buildup on interior walls, blockages, and other material flow issues can still impact your production schedule.
How do you unclog a silo?
It's no surprise that stored cement can adhere to silo and dome walls or create blockages that reduce storage capacity and impede material flow. This is especially true if any amount of moisture penetrates your bulk storage vessel. When trying to unclog a silo or otherwise restore live capacity, it's essential to put safety first. Trying to use untrained, inhouse laborers to unclog a silo can damage silo walls.
How do you clean a cement silo?
Keeping your silos clean is crucial to avoid potential blockages. Without regular professional silo cleanings, stored material accumulates on interior walls over time and reduces stored capacity. Material buildup can also result in material flow issues that can damage the structure and cause unplanned downtime. There are many effective and safe methods for cleaning silos. To get the most for your money, it's important to consider the best cleaning method carefully before selecting a silo cleaning company.
After nearly thirty years in the silo cleaning business, we've seen how important it is to use the most powerful silo cleaning method available to save time and money on silo cleanings. USA Silo Service uses an enhanced pneumatic cleaning method with our proprietary cleanout head, The Boss™ to ensure safe, fast, and thorough silo cleaning. Our silo cleaning solution is 2/3 more powerful than conventional cleaning methods. In addition, since The Boss moves more material per hour, our system delivers optimal cleaning quickly and correctly, resulting in less downtime and production loss, ultimately saving you money.
What maintenance should be done during cement silo and dome cleaning?
During professional silo and dome cleaning, it is important to ensure airflow systems and fluidizing equipment is inspected and any necessary maintenance is completed.
Air pads and other fluidizing equipment may also need to be restored or replaced if there are signs of corrosion or defects affecting their usability. These common silo problems can cause shifts in the production schedule that greatly impact the bottom line.
Professional Silo and Dome Cleaning You Can Trust
Cleaning, inspecting, and maintaining your cement silo is one of the best ways to improve your cement plant operations. A clean, well-maintained silo not only helps you stick to production schedules and yield maximum production, it also helps you ensure the quality of your product and protect employee safety.
USA Silo Service is your go-to silo cleaning company for expert silo cleaning. Our team of experts is equipped with the industry's best silo cleaning techniques and proprietary equipment, so the job is done quickly and correctly. No matter your silo type or stored material, we leave your silo and your facility cleaner than when we found it.
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. Schedule your next silo cleaning today.

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    
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.

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