Air conditioning systems that utilize cooling towers require cooling tower cleaning to remaining running safely and efficiently. Cooling towers are specialized heat exchangers in which air and water are brought into direct contact in order to reduce the temperature of the water. During this process, a small volume of water is evaporated – which reduces the temperature of the water being moved throughout the tower. Most often, cooling towers are used in large buildings like power plants, manufacturing factories, and refinement plans across the country.
But in hotter environments, like the Southeast United States, which includes the state of Alabama, large buildings of all kinds use cooling towers in their AC system. Schools, hospitals, and offices across Alabama use cooling towers to ensure the building is kept as safe and comfortable as possible. At Clean Sweep Hydro Blasting, we take advantage of highly-pressurized water to ensure that cooling towers are clean, and running efficiently as possible.
What’s The Importance Of Cooling Tower Cleaning In Alabama?
Cooling tower cleaning is necessary for any building that uses a cooling tower in their air conditioning systems. In the state of Alabama, this is essentially large, commercial buildings of any kind. Due to the way that cooling towers function, they create the perfect environment for the growth and incubation of a number of organisms. Among these organisms that can be present in an uncleaned cooling tower is legionella bacteria. When humans are exposed to legionella bacteria, they can contract a couple of different illnesses. One of these illnesses is called Legionnaire’s disease, which is very similar to pneumonia. Additionally, exposure to legionella bacteria can lead to another disease called Pontiac fever, which is similar to the flu. Given these facts, property managers of large buildings must ensure that cooling towers are cleaned twice a year to protect the well being of the building’s occupants. On that note, cooling tower cleaning is required by the Occupational Safety And Health Administration, or OSHA. In the OSHA Technical Manual or the OTM, it’s stated that all cooling towers should be thoroughly disinfected and cleaned at least two times per year.
On the other hand, a dirty cooling tower means a cooling tower that is underperforming. When cooling towers become dirty or overgrown, they almost always lose some degree of efficiency. This means the cooling tower will require more energy to be fully operational. This results in a higher operating cost for building owners – and, potentially – a hot and uncomfortable building for the occupants.
How Does Clean Sweep Hydroblasting Perform Cooling Tower Cleaning In Alabama?
Clean Sweep Hydroblasting utilizes high-pressure water blasting to disinfect and clean surfaces within the cooling tower. Cleaning cooling towers through the use of high-pressure water blasting is among the most thorough methods of cooling tower cleaning. Water jets can be accurately directed to the dirty areas of the cooling tower, and water pressure can be regulated to remove all debris and contaminants from the thermal surfaces. When it comes to cleaning large surfaces like cooling towers, water blasting is one of the most efficient and complete ways to get the job done.
What Are The Benefits Of Using Hydroblasting For Cleaning Cooling Towers?
Among the benefits of hydroblasting for cooling tower cleaning is the fact that the water can be dried and removed, leaving no negative impact on the area. Long-lasting negative impact is prevalent when cooling towers are cleaned with alternative methods. In some cases, harsh chemicals that are used to clean cooling towers are not suitable for use with the materials the tower is composed of. When using hydroblasting to clean cooling towers, there are only two things that must be considered. The first thing to consider is can the surface handle the pressure of water blasting? Additionally, is there any electrical equipment that could be damaged with the introduction of moisture? In most cases, hydroblasting is perfectly safe for cleaning cooling towers.
Another benefit of using hydroblasting for cooling tower cleaning is the fact that it can be used to clean hard to reach areas. Often times, cooling towers have small slits and holes that must be cleaned in order to maintain full efficiency. Standard cooling tower cleaning methods are unable to reach these areas. Hydroblasting is capable of cleaning out nearly any contaminate in these small and difficult to clean areas.
Choose Clean Sweep Hydroblasting To Provide You With Cooling Tower Cleaning In Alabama
When it comes to cooling tower cleaning in Alabama, look no further than Clean Sweep Hydroblasting. We’ve been utilizing hydroblasting to clean cooling towers throughout Alabama since before OSHA regulations were in place. Want to learn more about cooling tower cleaning in Alabama? Give us a call at (561) 793-1509 or contact us online today.
We provide cooling tower services throughout the state of Alabama, but we most often find ourselves in the following cities: