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Dumpster Pad Cleaning is an Important Part of Safety and Sanitation

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If you own or are in charge of a property that has a dumpster, then you know how dirty that dumpster pad around it can get. As people drag garbage to it, they invariably spill liquids and debris, which become smelly, unsightly and dangerous to your employees and your customers. Dumpster pad cleaning is an important part of safety and sanitation. 

Grease and other liquids are a slip and fall hazard. Approximately 25,000 people a day experiences slip-and-fall accidents, costing employers and average $50,000 per lawsuit (Falls Aren’t Funny: America’s Multi-Billion Dollar Slip-and-Fall Crisis by Russell J. Kendzior). People mostly think about slipping inside the building, where traffic is heaviest. Even though the dumpster pad doesn’t get foot traffic per se, it still leaves your workers, and your business, vulnerable to slip-and-fall accidents.

Dumpsters are a breading ground for rodents, insects and bacteria. Even when the garbage is collected, the area around the dumpster is still contaminated. Rotted foods left behind, liquids that leaked from bags, even old boxes are welcome signs to rats, raccoons and other vermin that carry disease. Cockroaches, flies, fruit flies, other bugs that enjoy garbage carry bacteria with them. If your dumpster pad is attracting them, they will likely make their way into your business.

Parasites are also found in and around dumpsters. Cryptosporidium, Giarida, Salmonella, hookworms, ringworms and tapeworms…these parasites may be walked into your establishment on the hands, shoes or clothes of any employee who visits your dumpster. Avoid contamination by keeping your dumpster pad clean.

Hire Steamaway® to handle your dumpster pad cleaning. We can power wash these dangers away with a combination of hot water pressure and powerful detergents. We treat the area with professional grade, environmentally friendly cleaning solutions and treat the smell of the area. Our waste recovery systems are in compliance with the Clean Water Act and other EPA regulations.

We recommend cleaning dumpster pads every two weeks to one month, depending on the traffic your business draws. With computer based scheduling, you can set a regular appointment and receive digital receipts. After you set up your preferred schedule, your work is done.

With 27 years of experience, you can trust Steamaway® to take care of your dumpster pad, side walk, driveway, and any other area around your business to get clean. Call us at 817-625-6443 for an estimate.