We use an ‘intelligent’ approach to cleaning, which involves identifying the type of soil to be dealt with and then using the most appropriate cleaning chemical and cleaning process to remove it.
An intelligent approach to cleaning: identify the soil type, pick the most appropriate chemical and method, remove the soil. Our technicians are all trained in chemical handling, and very experienced at picking the best solution for you – often after testing. We really want to find the most effective, least harmful chemical for you. Our first chemical choice will always be environmentally-friendly and food safety approved.
Here’s a little trick we use to get the most efficient clean; increase one of the following TACT factors:
T = Temperature. Usually refers to using hot water. (Can include cold – look for Dry Ice Blasting online)
A = Action. Mechanical or manual cleaning actions (scrub, scrape, pressure wash)
C = Chemical. An appropriate chemical to soften and move the target soil.
T = Time. Covers both dwell time for chemical and time allowed for the cleaning task in general
Aside from the actual chemical cleaning, we can help you with vacuum recovery of cleaning discharge to prevent entry into waterways.
We are certiﬁed approved handlers for HASNO (Hazardous Substances and New Organisms) and Agricultural Chemical handler (Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides), meaning we are competent in handling all types of hazardous substances
Wet or dry steam is good for oily or waxy surfaces. Be aware steam cleaning usually requires 3-phase power.
Dry ice blasting is excellent for removing baked-on soil and cleaning sensitive or difficult-to-clean components. Dry ice blasting requires a high-pressure air supply.
Pressure washing is a great affordable option if your soil is easy to remove, and water is not an issue. The area needs to be able to drain.
This could be sand, soda or bead blasting. This option cleans very effectively. It removes everything, including paint and rust, and cleans back to bare metal. It is not a good option if you don’t want to create a lot of mess or have sensitive equipment – it is very harsh on seals, wiring etc.
We source chemicals from NZ’s main chemical manufacturers.
Yes, we have food safety/MPI approved chemicals. Before we bring a chemical onto your site, we always ensure it meets your requirements.
Yes, we have chemicals that conform with Halal and Kosher requirements. Before we bring a chemical onto your site, we always ensure it meets your requirements.
Yes, we have SDSs for every chemical we use, and can provide a copy on request.
We do have environmentally friendly products and these are always our first choice. Remember, we are always striving to give you the least harmful solution. However, some of the situations we face are tough and there may be instances where the chemicals we are required to use are not environmentally friendly.
While chemicals are not usually things you want to bathe in or drink, we always use the least harmful chemical at a dilution rate that is safe, and put the controls in place to protect people, animals and fish.
As in the answer above, we put controls in place so our chemicals do not cause any harm to storm water or streams. We perform vacuum recovery of cleaning discharge to prevent entry into waterways.
Yes, if the wrong chemical or dilution rate is used, damage can be caused. Many chemicals are also quite toxic if touched or ingested. This is why our technicians are fully qualified in chemical handling and health and safety. We would never put them, or anyone, in a position where they could be harmed by a chemical.