If you work in or own a manufacturing or production plant, you know for sure the needs related to guarantee a clean and safe working environment. Probably, over time, you have had to deal with finding out the best possible way to make effective, quick, and cost saving cleaning operations. Consequently, while doing your research, you have probably come across words like “wet cleaning” and “dry cleaning”. For sure, you have wondered: “What is the difference between dry cleaning and wet cleaning?” And then: “Which is better, dry or wet cleaning?” Sounds familiar? If reading these words makes you feel like looking in the mirror, this is the blog you were looking for. We are here to help you clarify; let’s start by understanding the difference between wet cleaning and dry cleaning and their effects.
WHAT IS WET CLEANING?
Wet cleaning in industrial environments is a sanitation process mainly based on the use of water.
For sure, the use of water is effective; however, it entails some risks and disadvantages:
It is also important to mention that the current global market goals are more and more sensitive to environmental protection due to climate change. Consequently, preserving natural resources as vital as water is becoming imperative (by 2025, the world will probably face water shortages with two-thirds of the world’s population having insufficient access to water). That’s why in 2008, the 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG) was started in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, aiming at narrowing the gap between global water demand and supply by 2030.
Finally, the use of water is expensive and a fixed cost.
WHAT IS DRY CLEANING?
Dry cleaning industrial environments is a sanitation process to remove dust, dirt, and other materials without using water.
Dry cleaning has significant advantages compared to wet cleaning:
For sure, dry cleaning would be the best choice for all those environments and applications where eliminating all risks of cross-contamination and the formation of mold is imperative. Food industry is undoubtedly a striking example.
CLOSE-UP: THE FOOD INDUSTRY
In the largest part of food industries, dry cleaning is the most suitable choice, notably in all those applications where the use of water may cause microbial growth. Dry cleaning is the preferred choice when it is fundamental to guarantee safe food production to minimize any risk of cross-contamination, thus damaging a business’ reliability. A couple of examples are grain and cereal processors (e.g., milling) or dry storage areas (e.g., packaging). Of course, dry cleaning is not a synonym of sanitizing a production environment, but, for sure, will help in decreasing the possibilities of incurring in food safety hazards.
So, how can you start effectively cleaning your production environment by only using a dry system? Delfin industrial vacuums are the solution to get safely and effectively rid of dusty material.
DELFIN INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS FOR DRY CLEANING
Delfin offers a wide range of total dust mitigation solutions, a one-time investment for a long-lasting and quality product (the only expenses you may incur in are maintenance-related, which, by the way, are only occasional).
The journey in dry cleaning starts a way before with Delfin: the first step, is prevention. First, we work on preventing the material to spread into the environment. Secondly, we offer a full assortment of portable and fixed vacuum solutions to extract and collect material and dust.
TO CONCLUDE: WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF DRY-CLEANING BUSINESS?
In our opinion, the facts speak for themselves. The most logical conclusion is that, over time, all industries will opt for dry cleaning as the cheapest, safest, and most effective solution (not to mention that dry cleaning is an inevitable step: you cannot have a good result with wet cleaning if you don’t use a dry-cleaning system first). Obviously, Delfin will be by your side, providing you with the best solution to your (dry) needs. Contact us to start your dry-cleaning experience today!