Dust Retention


Dust Retention


If your building, factory or warehouse has dust buildup on the ceiling structure, walls or other components Clean Air Service, Inc. can remove it and leave you with a cleaner environment.


Clean Air Service, Inc. offers dust retention services. We can clean clean the dust or other debris that have accumulated on your building's structure. We also clean dust from walls, ceilings (conventional and dropdown), and many other structural items. Our dust retention services are great for sensitive working environments like laboratories, hospitals, factories and other places that require a extra attention to air quality.


According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), buildings with dust build-up on the ceilings walls, or other structure are at a high risk for explosion.

In 1999, a deadly fire and explosion occurred in a foundry in Massachusetts killing 3 and injuring 9. The cause was determined to be from dust accumulations; a poor ventilation system design; lack of oven maintenance; and, unreliable equipment safety devices.


In 2003, another dust fire and explosion occurred in North Carolina killing 6 people and injuring 38. This fire occurred at a pharmaceutical plant where combustible dust was released from the ceiling fueling an explosion.

In 2003, a Kentucky manufacturing plant harbored a deadly dust explosion that killed 7 and injured 37.


These examples demonstrate what can happen if proper cleaning practices are not followed. Dangerous levels of dust can build up on structures and if they are ignited in a confined space, explosions can occur. Manufacturing plants are at a high risk for this type of fire and should seriously consider implementing periodical maintenance measures that would discourage the build up of combustible dusts on their equipment and other structure.


For more information regarding combustible dust including: what makes dust ignite, you should consider reading this article from the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration. The article's title is a clickable link: [Combustible Dust in Industry: Preventing and Mitigating the Effects of Fire and Explosions].