Cleaning concrete trash chutes and parking structures are complicated and messy jobs. But both are important if you are to keep your tenants, employees or customers happy.

Tenants and employees will complain if trash chutes become so contaminated that smells invade their homes or workspaces. And visitors and employees will get a much more positive impression of your property if your parking structure gets a regular cleaning to remove grime, dirt, oil deposits, bird droppings and debris.

We have the correct technology for both types of cleaning because one can’t just pressure wash a trash chute or parking structure and get a satisfactory result.

Trash Chutes

Trash chute cleaning begins with degreasing, followed by a high-pressure spray of water and enzymatic cleaner. The job still isn’t done until we clean the trash room at the bottom and vacuum up any water deposited in the room. We also clean the access doors all the way to the top.

A clean trash chute reduces the chance of allergies and irritations that may result from organisms growing in the chute. We sanitize your chute to eliminate bacteria or mold deposits that could trigger allergies or even asthma among your occupants.

No matter how tall your building is, we can clean and deodorize your entire trash chute.

Concrete Parking Structures

Cleaning these structures is also a multiple-step process. We use both detergents and degreasers to remove oil deposits and stains from mold growth, coffee spills, bird droppings and leached minerals.

We pay attention to the edges of each parking level and give special treatment to chewing gum. We also clean landings, exits, entrances, parking attendant booths, elevators and stairs. All trash and debris cleaned from the parking structure will be taken with us when the project is complete.

We Clean on Your Schedule

We can offer these cleaning services on a one-time basis or on a regular schedule. Our teams are scheduled for the time that is most convenient for you. Parking structures are normally cleaned at night or on weekends while trash chutes can be cleaned at any time.

A clean trash chute or parking structure lets your residents, customers or employees know that you care about the impression you make. Clean properties also eliminate safety and health concerns such as allergies, asthma attacks resulting from dirty trash chutes, or falls from oil surfaces in a parking garage.

Count on us to keep your premises safe and pleasant for your customers, employees and guests. Call us for a no-charge estimate based on an inspection of your property. Call (818) 399-2417 today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Trash Chute Cleaning

How often should I plan on having the trash chutes in my building cleaned?

Most buildings should schedule cleaning for their chutes at least once a year. Some buildings could house tenants that create messier or more odorous trash and then it is advisable to clean trash chutes more often.

Can’t we just clean our chute ourselves?

No, not unless you have specially trained and equipped your staff. If you haven’t, they won’t be able to properly clean your chutes. And then there is the danger to their health if they are not properly trained and suited. Most trash chutes are heavily contaminated with microbial growth. Our employees are trained on how to avoid this contamination and they are given the proper protective gear.

What is the cleaning process for a trash chute?

First, the chute intakes need to be closed off so no one tries to dispose of trash during the process. Then, if there is a compactor, it must be shut down to protect all personnel working on the job. Then we run a degreaser through the system and follow it with a high-pressure spray of very hot water and the right enzymatic cleanser to destroy bacteria. We do the scrub and polish the intakes and doors on each floor and clean up water and residue from the trash room. This process requires special hoses, nozzles, winches and vacuums to do the job right and leave your chute and trash room sanitary and fresh-smelling.

What problems can be created if this cleaning is neglected?

The most obvious problem is smells. Residents normally begin complaining about noticing unpleasant odors as they throw their trash in the chute. When the neglect has gone on a long time, these smells may penetrate hallways and even offices or residences. But the problem can surpass just the presence of unpleasant smells. The growth of mold, bacteria and other microbes can cause irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, headaches, dizziness, fatigue and other allergic reactions. This is particularly true with airtight buildings. The longer a chute is neglected, the more debris, discarded paint, fluids and solids can harden on the sides of the chute and the more difficult it is to return this chute to near-new condition.

Which guidelines and standards do you follow?

We follow the guidelines of the National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA). A trash chute is, in fact, a type of air duct because air normally flows up the duct from the bottom to a vent at the top. While the chute’s purpose is to move trash out of a tall building to a dumpster or compactor, the same procedures and standards apply to cleaning a chute as they do to cleaning air ducts.

If you need a quote on cleaning trash chutes, please call us at (818) 399-2417. We will be happy to provide you with a written quote for the service. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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