Category Archives: Specialized Industrial Cleaning

Cleaning a Chocolate Silo Takes Precaution

To some people, standing in and cleaning a silo of melted chocolate and crushing grapes in a wooden barrel with your bare feet might sound like a fun job. For about five minutes, maybe! [caption id="attachment_3021" align="alignleft" width="300"] Blackwell's associates clean many things that are much worse than silos that contained chocolate liquor. Maybe these two consider…
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High Chairs Have Secondary Containment

What does a toddler's high chair and an industrial facility have in common? The answer is . . . secondary containment. [caption id="attachment_2977" align="alignleft" width="169"] A secondary containment barrier.[/caption] Now, if you haven't been around toddlers in a very long time (or if it's been so long since you sat in a high chair yourself, that you've forgotten),…
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Industrial Cleaning Means Always Learning Something New

Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Co., knew something back in his day besides how to build cars. He knew how important it was to learn. He said . . . "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.  Anyone who keeps learning stays young." [caption id="attachment_2951" align="alignleft" width="300"] A filter used…
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Cleaning of Storage Tanks Requires Training, Skills, and Equipment

[caption id="attachment_2915" align="alignleft" width="225"] Interior of an ethylene glycol storage tank before cleaning[/caption] Most car manufacturers and automotive service shops recommend flushing the cooling system, i.e. radiator, of cars after a period of time to get rid of deposits that accumulated over the years. And the same recommendation can be made for the industrial cleaning…
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