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Lurking in Your Chutes: What you don’t know CAN hurt you

Servicing trash chutes is key, especially when you consider tenants disposing of their trash improperly, in torn or leaking bags, or none at all. In light of this, it’s hard to believe that proper trash chute hygiene and maintenance is often overlooked until there is a violation or a blockage.

In the heat of summer, the breeding environment in compactors and chutes is particularly suitable for pests to flourish. Sludgy chutes are breeding grounds for bacteria and a major source of nourishment for roaches and rodents who carry their own diseases and germs. Anyone unfortunate enough to cut themselves on a trash chute door, or to touch a door with an open wound on their hand, can end up with a dangerous infection.

Additionally, these unkempt chutes are highly combustible because they contain grease. A small trash room fire can turn into a major conflagration, leaving residents homeless, if not hurt. The chute acts like a chimney, sucking flames and smoke upwards. Trash chute doors that don’t self-close and self-latch allow the fire and smoke to escape into the corridors of the building, spreading the danger.

Don’t wait another day – call us now to find out how our chute cleaning services can give you peace of mind.

We service your chutes with a customized blend of detergents and enzymes to ensure long-lasting disintegration of organic material. Our dusting method protects from pests and our exclusive disinfectant withstands odors long after treatment. Our refuse and linen chute doors are fabricated entirely of 304 stainless steel, a locking T-Handle and rubber baffles for refuse doors. All makes and models installed, repaired and maintained.

 

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