Chimney Sweep

What is Soot and why it is Dangerous ?

Chimney soot is a byproduct of the combustion process. It is a fine black to brown carbon powder that is formed through incomplete burning of hydrocarbon fuel.This powdery brown or black dust sticks to the inside of chimneys (sometimes escaping into the air) and carries a few risks of lung hazards and Respiratory issues.

 

Creosote/soot accumulation, is the primary reason for cleaning a chimney. If the buildup of soot on the flue’s inside surface ignites, a chimney fire results. Chimneys need periodic cleaning to prevent this buildup and thereby reduce the possibility of a chimney fire.

 

Sweeping of chimneys/flues employs multiple methods of creosote/soot removal which largely vary with the type, construction and the build of it. We at ACME employ the dual line method which involves scrubbing the chimney from inside using a set of ropes and brushes, post which the chimney is vacuumed to ensure all remaining sediments have been collected and chimney is ready for operation.

Our processes are streamlined with that of NACS (UK), National Association of Chimney Sweeps.

Benefits of Chimney Cleaning:

  1. Get rid of smoke efficiently.

  2. Prevent fires due to soot accumulation.

  3. Prevent harmful gases from accumulating.

  4. Prevent structure damage of the smokestack.

  5. Lengthen chimney life.

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Water Tank Cleaning

Out of site is Out of Mind! So is your water quality.

How often do you cleaning you facility water tanks? Water tank cleaning is one of the most ignored activity in today's busy and urbanized society.

This attitude, however, can result in serious health issues. According to a World Health Organization report, diarrhea disease accounts for an estimated 4.1% of the total DAILY global burden of disease and is responsible for the deaths of 1.8 million people every year. Contaminated fresh water, used in the preparation of food, can be the source of food borne disease through consumption of the same microorganisms.

 

Water storage tanks must be kept clean to prevent sludge formation, sediment and scale all of which provide favourable conditions in which bacteria can grow. Neglected Sump & Overhead Tanks are extremely high-risk areas for the spread of disease, as bacteria proliferates in contaminated or stagnant conditions. 

 

Examples of systems that present a risk:

  • Cooling towers

  • Evaporative condensers

  • Hot and cold water systems

  • Humidifiers

  • Kitchens and baths

Benefits of water tank Cleaning:

  1. Keeps tanks clear of sediment and silt

  2. Prevents rust and corrosion caused by debris and organic material

  3. Keeps your water supply clean and fresh

  4. Reduces tank maintenance and costs

  5. Ensures compliance with health and safety regulations

  6. Prevents blockages and leakages which can lead to shut-offs

  7. Prevents disease outbreaks from dangerous legionella bacteria among others

  8. Protects associated water systems such as valves and pipes from damage

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