Generally, when we talk about cleaning spaces, we think of all the surfaces, objects and elements that are below and at the height of our eyes, but it is very common to forget the amount of dirt that the ceilings accumulate, until it is too obvious leads to the concept of Roof cleaning.
In certain places, the cleaning of ceilings is as fundamental, as that of the rest of the facilities, this is the case of food industries or sanitary areas.
But not only in critical places is the cleaning of ceilings vital, but in all kinds of places, the cleaning of ceilings, prevents allergic reactions in people, helps maintain brighter spaces, prevents the proliferation of insects or other pests, mainly when it comes to removable ceilings or false ceilings, and it helps to create a better image of spaces whether public or private.
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Therefore, we want to share with you this post about roof cleaning, how to do a professional cleaning, step by step, in which we have included the following sections:
What do you want to know about roof cleaning? Where to start?
In the domestic sphere, the frequency and periodicity of the brands you, but in industrial cleaning, companies, or public and sanitary spaces, the roof cleaning calendar will be determined by the activity, the volume of users of the spaces, the type of waste generated, and ventilation systems, mainly air conditioning, and degree of environmental pollution of the location.
Based on all this, the cleaning company will establish a roof cleaning calendar.
In any case there are a number of tracks that will indicate the need to perform a roof cleaning, and that we will comment below:
- When you see darker areas with spots or shadows of soot.
- When the originally white roofs begin to yellow.
- When you see spots near the grilles or air conditioning machines.
- If there are spots of moisture or mold, it is also time to review the facilities that may include roof cleaning.
- If you see live or dead insects in the vents, luminaires, etc …, this is a clear indication that your roofs are in need of a good cleaning.
- If bad odors are noticeable when you put your air conditioning or air conditioning systems into operation, you may have to perform a roof cleaning.
- If in your facilities there are false ceilings, you have to know that the chamber between the original roof and the removable roof, is a nest of dirt and a space in which insects, microorganisms, and even other larger animals, such as rodents, can breed and proliferate. In this case, you should pay more attention to cleaning the roofs of your facilities.
Roof cleaning step by step
The cleaning of ceilings in public, industrial, sanitary spaces, etc … eliminates all types of microorganisms that usually proliferate in elements installed on them such as vents or roof spaces, not to mention cobwebs, or bird nests that serve as ecosystem to insects and other living beings, or dirt by pollution, nicotine or fat.
Professional roof cleaning involves a series of steps that we will see below:
The first thing to do is identify the type of material from which the roof is made, that is, if it is wood, plaster, metal, glass, fiber, etc. …, to establish the ease or difficulty of cleaning it, and the most appropriate type of procedure. Porous materials absorb dirt much faster and in greater quantities, so they require more intensive cleaning treatments to achieve results not only on the surface, but in inner layers.
It will also be necessary to see the state of the roof, to determine if the cleaning work will be carried out, or a deeper rehabilitation will be necessary.
The cleaning of ceilings in turn implies the cleaning of all types of elements suspended from it or installed in it, so that the types of elements, materials and quantity will also be identified, to carry out a thorough cleaning of them. Thus, for example, elements such as luminaires, grilles, diffusers, are disassembled for total cleaning, then proceeding again to its assembly. Along with the cleaning of ceilings, it also performs cleaning of pipes, pipes, profiles, filters of cooling systems, and other elements.
It will be necessary to determine the most appropriate systems based on the height of the ceilings in which it is necessary to intervene.
In cleaning silos roofs and deposits, additional safety measures and work systems at height must be established.
Before starting some professional roof cleaning procedures, all lower surfaces such as furniture, floors (if necessary), and other facilities should be conveniently protected.
Then the lighting elements, delicate elements, etc. are protected.
Finally, the roof cleaning procedure is carried out, which will first involve a dry removal of surface dust, by means of wipes or suction system. Deeper roof cleaning is usually done using pressure machines and specific products depending on the surface to be treated, leaving to act to get dirt off and germs disappear. Among the most common treatments is the cleaning with projected ozone generators, which also guarantees the total disinfection of the treated spaces. In the case of installations with removable ceilings that require a cleaning between hollow spaces, part of the installation will be disassembled to remove all the dirt and residues they contain and performing the assembly again after cleaning.
In the event that the presence of insect nests or other animals is detected, roof cleaning will be used to perform a specific pest prevention and control treatment. All the disassembled elements, such as lamps, grilles, etc… are cleaned with a wet system, subsequently dried before assembly.
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