Flour silos, also known as grain silos, are amongst the most common silos that we provide cleaning services for. However, a lot of people may not be aware as to what the cleaning of a flour silo involves, and why it is so important to ensure that they are cleaned.
A flour silo does exactly what it says in the name: it provides silo storage for flour, and in bulk supply. This obviously provides benefits for those organisations which use flour in its products in mass numbers. However, flour silos will require cleaning on an appropriate basis, as it can have some serious consequences if stored in silos for too long and/or if stored in overly large numbers within silos.
Flour has been linked with a number of issues such as inflammation and chronic disease, in particular white flour. It can set off any wheat allergies, which can obviously be an issue for any members of staff at industrial sites handling flour silos who may have such wheat allergies themselves. There is also the obvious downsides that come with bulk powder storage when in the form of the likes of flour, not least the amount of leftover flour, unused flour or flour which has passed its sell-by date which, when left to build up and form larger sections of flour silos over an extended period of time, can make the use of said silos difficult in future as well as leaving a lot of potentially dangerous residue once initially cleaned and emptied.
Farmers will obviously be particularly wary, since flour forms such a big part of their business, and the last thing that they need when using flour silos will be for the flour to cause disease, be left to build up residue due to bulk powder storage or cause further issues such as contamination. It is therefore essential to clean them at least twice a year so that it does not cause any complications and so that your general output to customers will not be impacted in the future, not to mention the potential law and health and safety regulations which could be broken or ignored, causing potentially dire consequences, should any issues relating to flour silos be left unchecked.
Fortunately, we here at Silo Cleaning UK know exactly how to handle the cleaning of flour silos to a high standard whilst ensuring effective output and an environmentally-friendly service which will cause minimal disruption to your business. In particular, some of our more innovative cleaning services, which involve the likes of Binwhip, Bindrill and Cardox, are designed to tackle these issues head-on, which will result in a more appropriate, safer and healthier cleaning process for flour silos, reducing the problems that flour can cause whilst making the flour silos suitable for use again in the future.
For more information about flour silos and how we in particular can help with cleaning flour silos and handling the issues which may come with this, you can visit www.silocleaninguk.com.