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How to Clean Fine Dust From Your Warehouse

Warehouses are notorious for getting dusty. Cleaning them may seem like a futile task, but it’s actually very important for protecting your staff and products. While there are a few methods to prevent and clean dust in a warehouse, two of the most effective are scrubber dryers and sweepers.

In this guide, we take a look at the best ways to keep your warehouse clean from dust so that your staff can work in a safe and healthy environment.

Before we jump in, Alpha Power Cleaners have a wide range of commercial cleaning equipment, give us a call on 0808 169 8529 for a free quote.

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Why is it important to keep your warehouse clean?

Dust may be expected in warehouses, but that doesn’t mean you should just ignore it. There are many benefits to keeping on top of cleanliness, including:

Preventing dirty packaging

Dust from the warehouse might find its way into boxes or packages set to be shipped. If considered too dirty, these packages might get rejected, costing your company money.

Reducing slipping hazards

It’s easier than you might think to slip on dust. With heavy footfall and even heavier machinery moving around the warehouse, it’s crucial to keep floors as slip-free as possible.

Protecting machinery

Dust can enter into machinery and damage moving parts.

Protecting staff

Working in a dusty environment can cause a range of health problems, leading to staff getting sick and needing time off work.

Why is dust harmful?

The biggest issue with a dusty warehouse is that it can become a health hazard to your staff. Long-term exposure increases the chance of contracting an illness.

Dust particles can get absorbed into the bloodstream or lodged into the lungs. This can cause a variety of respiratory problems, such as bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and even cancer.

Even in minor cases, It can make breathing difficult and irritate the eyes, nose and throat. Any respiratory problems will likely be exacerbated by a cold or flu, requiring the afflicted worker to take time off until recovered.

How can you reduce dust in your warehouse?

There are various pieces of equipment you can use to reduce dust in the warehouse, but some will be better than others.

You might wish to use:

  • Fogging systems
  • Partition walls or curtains
  • Air monitoring sensors
  • Extraction and filtration systems

Many of these options are passive solutions. For the best results, we recommend tackling dust through powerful but efficient cleaning. This can be achieved with ride-on floor scrubber driers and ride-on floor sweepers.

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Choose a Floor Scrubber Dryer and/or Floor Sweeper

Ride-on floor scrubber dryers and floor sweepers are ideal for picking up fine dust in large commercial areas.

We have a wide range of scrubbers and sweepers, from leading brands such as Karcher and Tennant. See our product categories below for more information:

Floor scrubber dryers offer powerful cleaning and drying capabilities in one easy-to-use machine. With scrubber dryers, the mixture of water and cleaning agent is transported to the scrubbing head and fed onto the floor through the brush system. The system picks up dust particles, cleans the area and feeds it all into the waste water tank.

The great part about floor scrubber dryers is that they offer a cleaning and drying functionality in one machine, meaning you can dry your warehouse as quickly as you clean it.

Floor sweepers stir up dust with a roller brush and pull it into the system, where it is separated via a filter system. Floor sweepers are ideal for picking up tiny pieces of dust and debris but won’t scrub away stains like the floor scrubber dryer.

Floor sweepers are your best option if you’re seeking to only clean dust, whereas floor scrubber dryers may be your best bet if you want an all-in-one cleaning unit for dirtier floors.

Alpha Power Cleaners are a leading provider of scrubber cleaners and dryers for hire. Serving the South of England, West Midlands and East Midlands, including Loughborough, Nottingham and Derby, we offer a range of powerful cleaning equipment from the world’s most reliable brands.

We are Karcher-approved servicing dealers, meaning we stock the latest models and offer expert advice and maintenance when required.

Keep your warehouse clean. Contact Alpha Power Cleaners today for competitive prices on the best cleaning machines.

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