Our multi-process, complete cooling tower cleaning service typically consists of:
Step 1: Pressure wash interior and exterior of the cooling tower, removing dirt, debris, scale, mold, algae, and other contaminants.
Step 2: Remove debris and lightly pressure wash and/or vacuum inlet louvers, drift eliminators, and fill media.
Step 3: Clean the hot water distribution basin(s) removing any heavy debris, then dry vacuuming thoroughly clean. Replace any broken or missing nozzles.
Step 4: Our powerful, industrial-grade, Goodway CTV-1501 Vacuum system removes heavy debris in the cold water collection basin including sludge, mud, or operational waste material. In addition to vacuum removal of debris, the cold water basin's water is micron-filtered clean down to 5 microns making this filter service extremely valuable for heavy fouling, dirty water applications. The filtered water is directly returned to the tower, resulting in no water loss, nor a required shut down for cleaning.
Step 5: The final step of our cooling tower cleaning process is applying an EPA approved, eco-friendly, non-toxic, sanitizing disinfectant which further stunts bio-growth, including mold and algae. The disinfectant is effective on hard surfaces and is safe to use on wood, fiberglass, and metal. Regular annual cleanings and use of this disinfectant, especially on wooden cooling towers, greatly prolongs the tower's life-span.
As an additional benefit, this disinfectant kills bacteria and viruses, including Legionnaires’ Disease and COVID-19. By keeping your system clean it will reduce the nutrients available for Legionella growth. Drift (small water droplets) from a contaminated cooling tower can carry Legionella and other bacteria as far as 2 miles from your facility and can then enter and infect the lungs of unsuspecting people. Deadly Legionnaires' Disease outbreaks statistically occur within the healthcare industry and are primarily derived from their cooling towers, making our sanitizing cleaning service ideal for hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and more.
During Cyrco's cleaning process, at no additional charge, we often include exercising and lubing the distribution valve(s) along with implementing other small preventative maintenance procedures. We consider ourselves to be a professional, full-service cooling tower solutions provider, which while on-site, allows us a chance to evaluate your cooling tower. With no pressure or pushy sales calls, we then can offer detailed recommendations for repairs, replacement of parts, or a suggestive preventative maintenance plan and the benefits it would offer. Often combining cooling tower cleaning services and a preventative maintenance goes hand in hand for maximizing your cooling tower's performance and over-all longevity.