While many people overlook the impact an industrial chimney can have on the safety of a space, a poorly maintained chimney in need of repair can actually be a threat to the health of you and your workers. Chimneys help to regulate atmospheric oxygen concentrations in your work environment, and this is key in keeping everyone safe while making sure work proceeds as normal. In order to keep everyone healthy on the job, use these tips to keep up with industrial chimney maintenance and avoid expensive commercial chimney repairs.
If your company is going to be increasing your output or overall workload in the near (or even distant) future, you may want to consider adding an extra commercial chimney to your space. Even if your industrial chimneys are well maintained and repaired, they’re going to quickly run into issues if they’re trying to handle more work than they’re capable of. Talk to an industrial chimney contractor to see if you’re well-equipped for a growing output.
Lights When Adding Height
If your commercial chimney is already tall or if you’re planning on increasing the overall height, you’ll need to make sure it’s properly lit after a certain point. Given their height, smoke stacks must be lit so that planes will see them. Since the exhaust can cover the lights, the lights must be five to ten feet below the top of the smoke stack. Owners can also floodlight the smoke stacks with fixed searchlight projectors.
Keep It Clean
While cleaning your smokestacks regularly can be a bit of a hassle, proper cleaning is essential to having them function as well and as safely as possible. Dust, dirt, chemicals, and debris can build up within smokestacks over time and decrease their efficiency. If you can’t remember the last time you cleaned your smokestacks, make sure you schedule time to get that taken care of sooner rather than later.
The most important way to keep your chimneys in good shape is by sticking to your regular maintenance calendar. Regularly having your chimneys professionally cleaned and inspected helps you notice critical issues sooner, allowing you to schedule commercial chimney repair before your stacks start to break down.
Commercial chimney repair can be frustrating to deal with, but the right maintenance tips, when used regularly, can help you keep your work environment safe and healthy. For more information or to schedule repair or maintenance, contact Continental Chimney today.