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Posted by Dennis Blauser, July 14, 2021
Silo cleaning is an essential part of silo ownership. It also saves you money and maximizes production and profit. Avoiding compaction and hydration of material through regular emptying and cleaning keeps your silo in proper working order. When stored material becomes too compacted, it must be removed by a professional cleaning company. An efficiently working silo helps you meet production goals.
 
By removing material buildup, silos are returned to their original storage capacity, and material flow issues that can slow down production are corrected. Clogged or slow running silos are a problem that will interfere with efficiency and profitability. Material buildup deters the silo from reaching its full capacity. Once a silo begins to lose flow, this accelerates the buildup over time and can lead to additional blockages. Removing this buildup can also allow you to recover lost material. Our professional team maximizes the cost-effectiveness of your silo cleaning operations by supplying the necessary industrial vacuum truck services to meet the requirements of your situation.
 

The Boss - Silo Cleaning Techniques

Professional silo cleaning companies typically use a remote, dry cleaning system to remove stubborn material buildup. The most powerful system available in the U.S. is a unique clean-out head, The Boss, proprietary to USA Silo Service that is 65% more powerful than other pneumatic systems. By removing more material faster and more efficiently than any other clean-out method, including the whip system, The Boss accelerates the cleaning process. This minimizes downtime and time spent on-site, providing immediate cost savings.
 
The Boss is a unique clean-out head designed to accommodate variable attachments selected by our field crews to match the type of material being removed. Our silo cleaning technique includes operating in a systematic pattern within the silo to remove the toughest buildups.
 

The Takeaway

Regularly cleaning your silo can help keep it operating efficiently and limit potential liabilities. Regular cleanings also increase your silo's usable lifespan, minimize big-ticket repairs, and avoid more costly cleaning expenses. In addition, professional silo cleaning saves you time and money by removing buildup and recovering lost material.
 
USA Silo Service, Inc. is a silo and bin cleaning, bulk storage removal/clean-out and industrial coating corporation that has serviced the needs of the industry for almost thirty years. Our silo cleaning services have been successfully performed throughout the United States and Canada and have proven benefits for our customers. USA Silo Service also provides vacuum truck and material disposal services to assist in removing and relocating silo debris. Our professional team also responds quickly to emergency silo cleaning needs.
 
 
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Posted by Dennis Blauser, February 18, 2021
Conventional silo cleaning, uses a high-powered pneumatic system to remove product buildup. One of the key issues with conventional silo cleaning is the time needed on-site. Typical compressed air systems are slow and have difficulty removing hardened material buildup. This can lead to increased downtime and a higher cleaning cost.
 
For the most effective silo cleaning, the market's leading solution is The Boss, an enhanced pneumatic system combined with a proprietary cleaning head. The Boss is 50% more powerful than conventional high powered compressed air machines. The specially designed cleaning head has various attachments, selected by our expert crew while in the field, that match the material buildup type and consistency for more effective cleaning. Silo cleaning professionals use the remote, dry cleaning system to remove even the toughest buildup while remaining safely outside the silo. This silo cleaning technique includes operating in a prescribed pattern to clean silos and storage vessels of any design and in any industry both safely and quickly.
 
It's called The Boss for a reason - when compared to conventional methods, it removes buildup more quickly and more effectively.
 
The Boss silo cleaning services are offered by USA Silo Service throughout the United States. As a division of the Marietta Group, which also includes Marietta Silos and Marietta Inspection Services, cleaning services can be bundled with silo inspection and maintenance to ensure economical silo care.
 
Wondering why you should have your silo cleaned? Watch our video, "Why is it important to have your silo cleaned?"
 
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Posted by Dennis Blauser, July 1, 2020

Silo CleaningJust as routine silo inspections are an essential component of your maintenance program, so too are routine cleanings. Regularly cleaning your silo can help keep it operating efficiently and limit potential liabilities. Regular cleanings also increase your silo’s usable lifespan, minimize big ticket repairs, and avoid more costly cleaning expenses. Silos that are emptied regularly and refilled will not have the same buildup issues as silos that are kept topped off, but every silo can benefit from a regular cleaning schedule.

Cleaning your silo can save you money in several ways. The primary savings are in recovering stagnant material that has built up inside your silo. This prevents losing that material and the resources — time, energy, labor — that went into storing it. Depending on your material, cleaning also can help prevent degradation or contamination that occurs when material sits too long, thus reducing or destroying its value.

Routine cleaning is necessary to remove the residue buildup inside the silo that reduces the volume of new material that the filled silo can hold. In all silos, cleaning removes old material residue which, in turn, helps maintain the freshness and concentration of the newly introduced material. Every silo, no matter the design or whether it’s steel or concrete, will benefit from a regular cleaning schedule. The benefits of a professional cleaning every year far outweigh the initial costs as this maintenance step keeps your silo running at full capacity, allowing maximum efficiency and leading to more consistent production schedules with no unplanned downtime.

Routine cleaning prolongs the life of your silo. Find out more on how to keep your silo clean and why it’s important to have your silo cleaned.

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