Chemical Cleaning

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.

This service will help you if you …

  • are unsure how to remove soil from a surface
  • need to clean an are without mechanical action (areas where high
  • pressure will push water where it shouldn’t be, or flake paint)
  • cannot use abrasive cleaning methods
  • wish to save hot water, therefore save money
  • have a problem with biofilms, bacteria, yeasts, mold or viruses.


The solution to your problems

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

What more can we help you with?

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

What are your alternatives?

You could use chemical-free cleaning.

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.  

You could use abrasive blasting.

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.

Who supplies your chemical?

We source chemicals from NZ’s main chemical manufacturers.

Are your chemicals food safety, MPI and Asure approved?

Yes, we have food safety/MPI approved chemicals. Before we bring a chemical onto your site, we always ensure it meets your requirements. 

Do your chemicals conform with Halal and Kosher 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.

Do you have a safety data sheet for that?

Yes, we have SDSs for every chemical we use, and can provide a copy on request.

Are your chemicals environmentally friendly?

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.

Are your chemicals harmful to people, animals or fish?

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.  

Can your chemicals be put down the drain into the storm water or streams?

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.

Are there any problems with chemical cleaning?

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.