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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.



What You Need to Know About Violations on Your Property

You work hard to control your properties. The last thing you want is to stump your mission with violations for preventative issues. Failed inspections are issued when the following occur:
  • Live rats
  • Rat droppings
  • Burrows (places where rats live)
  • Gnaw marks from rat’s teeth
  • Tracks or runways, such as rub marks or flattened paths outside burrows
  • Excessive garbage or clutter that give rats a place to hide


It’s the time of year to assess the effectiveness of your bait stations. They are the perfect solution to rodent infestation because they:
  • Protect bait from moisture and dust, keeping it appealing for the target animal, and retain bait within the station.
  • Provide a protected place for rodents to securely feed.
  • Can be locked or sealed to prevent children and non-target animals (pets, livestock, desirable wildlife, etc.) from accessing hazardous bait.
  • Are equipped with rodent entrances that readily allow target animals access to baits but deny access to larger animals and birds.
  • Can be strategically and discreetly positioned in target areas which may be difficult to access (precautionary statements are prominently displayed on individual stations).
  • Allow for easy inspection to assess whether rodents are feeding.

PREVENTION IS KEY With the arrival of spring, our technicians are out in full force performing our complimentary seasonal bait station inspections. The ravages of this past winter have left many in need of repair or replacement, which is a top priority as pests surface. Download FREE pdfs ‘Preventing Rats on Your Property’ and Rat Control Guidelines for Property Owners and Supertintendents.’