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Three Solutions to Cold-Weather Industrial Cleaning Challenges

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From salt and slush to dust, cold weather presents unique cleaning difficulties. Here are three common industrial cleaning challenges companies face in winter and how Seacole can help clean them up.

Challenge: Dangerous Shop Floors | Solution: Spraydet EL

Staff and guests track ice, snow, and salt into your facility. Leaving slush and salt on the floors can create a slip-and-fall hazard and damage flooring. Using regular detergent to clean floors leaves behind a residue that makes floors even slicker.

Seacole’s Spraydet EL is a low-residue liquid soap. Though many customers use it for precision parts cleaning, its specialized formula is excellent for winter floor maintenance. Spraydet EL eliminates slush and salt without leaving behind any residue. Use with Seacole’s Defoamer O in an electric floor scrubber to ensure no suds are left behind.

Challenge: Dusty Shipping and Receiving Docks | Solution: Total

Dock doors often stay shut during frigid temperatures. Dust, grime, vaporized cutting oils, and metal grinding dust cannot escape and instead settle over dock surfaces. By the end of winter, dock floors, walls, ceilings, and equipment are covered in grime and dust.

Total is a liquid cleaner that can be diluted (or used concentrated) to remove dust and grime from any surface. It is ideal for pressure washers, hand mopping, and as a surface cleaner spray.

Challenge: Industrial Hard Surfaces | Solution: Break

Heavy-duty equipment needs a powerful degreaser to keep it in good working order. Our Break degreaser is formulated to cut through and remove grease, oil, and grime from industrial parts and equipment. It’s powerful enough to pre-treat components before cleaning them in a cabinet washer. Break is also gentle enough to use as a degreasing spray on shop desks, lunch room cabinets, switch plates, and phones.

Got dirt? Seacole has every product you need to keep your shop clean, productive, and safer this winter. Contact the Seacole team today.


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Industrial Cleaning Challenges_Seacole

3 Industrial Cleaning Challenges, Solved

Industrial Cleaning Challenges_Seacole

You don’t have to wait until spring to take care of your industrial cleaning challenges. Cold weather presents its own unique cleaning difficulties, from salt and slush to dust. Here are the three biggest industrial cleaning challenges we face in the winter.

Industrial Cleaning Challenge: Dangerous Shop Floors | Solution: Spraydet EL

It’s inevitable that your staff will track ice, snow, and salt into your facility. But leaving slush and salt on your floors can cause a slip-and-fall hazard, not to mention damage your floors. Regular detergent leaves residue behind that can cause even more slipping.

Seacole’s Spraydet EL is a low-residue liquid soap. While many of our customers use it for precision parts cleaning, its specialized formula is excellent for the mop bucket, too. Spraydet EL eliminates the slush and salt without leaving greasy floors behind. You can even use it in your electric floor scrubber with our Defoamer O to ensure no suds are left behind.

Industrial Cleaning Challenge: Stuffy, Grimy, Dusty Shipping/Receiving Docks | Solution: Total

When the weather’s frigid, your dock doors stay shut. Dust, grime, vaporized cutting oils, and metal grinding dust can’t escape and instead settle all over your surfaces. By the end of winter, your floors, walls, ceilings, and equipment are covered in grime and dust.

Fortunately, a single product can take care of every surface. Total is a liquid cleaner that can be diluted (or used concentrated) to blast away dust and grime from any surface. It’s perfect for pressure washers, the mop bucket, and spray bottles as a surface cleaner.

Industrial Cleaning Challenge: Industrial Hard Surfaces | Solution: Break

To truly clean your industrial hard surfaces, no household cleaners need apply. Heavy-duty equipment needs a powerful degreaser to keep it in good working order.

Our Break degreaser is formulated to cut through and remove grease, oil, and grime from your parts and equipment. It’s powerful enough to pre-treat components before cleaning them in a cabinet washer. But, Break is also gentle enough to use as a degreasing spray on shop desks, lunch room cabinets, switch plates, phones, and anywhere else greasy hands leave smudges.

You don’t need to wait until the snow’s melted to start your spring cleaning. Seacole has every product you need to keep your shop squeaky clean. Contact our team today.


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Copper Alloy Cleaning

Tips for a Safer, Simpler Copper Alloy Cleaning Process

Copper Alloy Cleaning

Sometimes, cleaning and brightening copper alloys seems more like an art than a science. The slightest adjustment in your process or chemistries can create vastly different results. Switching out your mineral acid wash for an organic one can help you cut down on rinse cycles, improve the safety of your workers, and keep your waste treatment process in-house. Here’s how.

Challenges with cleaning copper alloys with mineral acids.

Mineral acids require multiple rinse steps. When you add steps to any process, the chance you’ll make an error increases. So does the risk of contamination. More rinse steps also make it more difficult to maintain a clean rinse liquid.

Mineral acids are hazardous. They’re unstable, give off harmful fumes, and can add dust to the air that is harmful to your workers. Chelators and phosphates pollute wastewater and require you to treat it off-site, increasing costs.

Mineral acids can go too far. Mineral acids are very potent. There is little room for error when cleaning and brightening copper alloys with mineral acids. Often, this results in over-etching and the need to reprocess your parts.

A safer, simpler solution is to use a methane sulfonic acid based product.

Organic acids are safer alternatives to mineral acids. They are excellent deoxidation agents, so replacing your mineral acid with an organic one won’t sacrifice quality. But organic acids are safer to handle and give off fewer fumes than mineral acids do. Organic acids are also more forgiving during application, which means you reduce the chances you’ll need to reprocess parts.

Our favorite methane sulfonic acid (MSA) based product is formulated by Hubbard-Hall. It’s capable of handling your toughest copper cleaning challenge. But also it’s odorless, easy to handle, and biodegradable, so it’s easy on your employees and the environment.

Hubbard-Hall’s MSA based product cleans and brightens copper in a single step, reducing the number of rinse cycles in your process. And since it requires no chelators or phosphates, you can treat your wastewater in-house, saving time and money. A company case study found that manufacturers could save up to $90,000 a year in waste disposal alone by switching to methane sulfonic acid.

Your copper cleaning and brightening process does not need to be complicated. Contact the experts at Seacole to discover how changing your chemistries could help you improve results, reduce costs, and create a safer work environment.


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