Silo Cleaning Blogs
All silos eventually need to be cleaned. When the time comes for either routine silo cleaning or material buildup removal, it's best to count on silo cleaning methods that have been proven for safety and efficiency.
Manual Silo Cleaning
When looking to cut overhead costs, companies often postpone essential silo cleaning or attempt to remove silo blockages or material buildup using in-house labor. However, both of these approaches are not only inefficient, they are extremely dangerous. Failing to follow through with regular silo cleaning can put your silo at risk of catastrophic failure. Material flow issues disrupt the equal distribution of pressure on silo walls. This can lead to stress beyond what the silo was designed to withstand, resulting in delamination, cracking, and even structural wall failure.
Unskilled labor used for silo cleaning can lead to structural failure and other costly damages. Falling materials dislodged during manual silo cleaning can damage silo cones, break through walls, or lead to severe injury and even death. When it comes to manual silo cleaning, the bottom line is that it is unsafe. Manual silo cleaning often relies on dangerous confined-space entry. Not only does this put workers at risk of injury from falling materials, but toxic fumes or unsafe oxygen levels are also huge risks.
Professional Silo Cleaning Techniques
When looking for proven silo cleaning methods, it is essential to employ qualified, trained silo cleaning professionals. A professionally cleaned silo maintains workplace safety and decreases the potential liability for work-related accidents. When looking for a professional silo cleaning company, it is important to review its reputation as well as the cleaning system used. A professional silo cleaning company will use a remote silo cleaning machine that safely removes material buildup, restoring your silo to its original storage capacity.
Types of remote, dry silo cleaning systems include:
- Enhanced Pneumatic Cleaning System with The Boss™
- Pneumatic Cleaning Systems
- Whip Cleaning Systems
USA Silo Service has been cleaning all types of silos and storage domes for nearly thirty years. In that time, we've seen time and time again the enhanced pneumatic cleaning method with our proprietary cleanout head is the most powerful silo cleaning method available.
Our proven silo cleaning techniques get the job done quickly, effectively, and safely every time. When combined with our vacuum truck services, we can quickly remove or relocate silo debris recovered during cleaning. That's why we're the go-to silo cleaning company for expert silo cleaning.
When material buildup is cleaned from silos or storage domes, it has to go somewhere. Our vacuum truck services make it easy to relocate loose material dislodged during the cleaning process without slowing down the total project time. When USA Silo Services conducts a professional silo cleaning job, we evaluate recovered material to see if it can be salvaged for sale. Through our material disposal and vacuum truck service, valuable material is moved to a safe place while any debris that cannot be sold is taken to the dump.
USA Silo Services uses the industry's most powerful silo cleaning technology. Our cleaning methods include the proprietary cleaning method, the Boss™, which is two-thirds more powerful than conventional silo cleaning techniques. In addition, the Boss silo machine is designed to accommodate variable unique clean-out head attachments selected by our field crews to match the type of material being removed. As a result, the Boss accelerates the cleaning process by removing more material faster and more efficiently than any other clean-out method, even on the toughest jobs.
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.
USA Silo Service can clean, inspect, and maintain your concrete storage dome. Most domes are situated at a 35-degree angle and can range from 150 to 250 feet in diameter. The unique shape of the storage dome creates a non-standard flow pattern that makes material build up much more likely and much more difficult to remove from dome walls and fluidizing equipment.
Concrete storage domes suffering from restricted airflow need comprehensive cleaning and maintenance. Hardened stored material that is caked on dome walls needs to be removed through professional cleaning to return the dome to its original efficiency. Air pads and other fluidizing equipment may also need to be restored or replaced if there are signs of corrosion or defects affecting its usability.
Bulk storage is the term for buildings that store bulk commodities such as cement, sand, frac sand, salt, fertilizer, feed, grains, aggregates, carbon, chips, seeds, peanuts, coke, blasting powder – and the list goes on.
Regular professional silo cleaning is a necessary tool that ensures maximization of production while protecting employee safety. All too often, however, we postpone silo cleaning to delay the economic effects that downtime and lost production may bring.
When regularly cleaned by a professional silo cleaning company, a silo yields maximum production while providing a safe working environment. So how do you have your silo regularly cleaned, minimize downtime and save money in the process?
The USA Silo Service solution is employing The Boss proprietary silo cleaning method, which is 2/3 more powerful than conventional cleaning methods. 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.
So don't put off that silo cleaning any longer. Let The Boss silo cleaning machine and USA Silo Service help you get back on a regular silo cleaning schedule to maximize your efficiency, production and safety.