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Accredited Silo Cleaning Services

Compliant Silo Cleaning and Evacuation for the food and industrial sectors

ACS Specialist Cleaning provide efficient Silo Cleaning Services

ACS Specialist Cleaning has over 25 years’ experience in providing high-quality ISO certified silo cleaning and evacuation services. Our experienced personnel who are highly trained technicians using the latest technology and equipment working within the industrial food sector and complying with all UK food safety and hygiene regulations. Our team will quickly respond to all emergency silo cleaning and evacuation situations across the UK. Call now for a free quote or survey today on 0800 774 7750.

Silo Cleaning is important

It’s a legal requirement to ensure that your silo systems are maintained to an acceptable standard by a competent contractor, in adherence to the Confined Space Regulations 1997. As a result, it’s vital you take all the necessary steps to employ qualified contractors in order to comply with regulations. 

If your business’ silo systems are found to be inadequate through lack of maintenance, you could face a number of consequences, but having regular maintenance, evacuation or cleaning carried out will prevent this.

It is crucial that if you have any concerns with regards to the cleanliness or standards of your silo system, you should contact a member of the ACS Specialist Cleaning team today on 0800 774 7750.

Why choose ACS Silo Cleaning?

All ACS technicians are City and Guilds confined space and rescue trained, rope access, and first aid trained in line with the Confined Space Regulations 1997. ACS are fully ISO 45001 and 9001 certified.

  • We reduce the risk of contamination
  • We remove built-up material
  • We recover lost materials
  • We maximise flow of silo and efficiency
  • We recover lost storage capacity and restore silos back to peak capacity

 If you would like to speak to a member of our team regarding your silo cleaning needs, call now on 0800 774 7750.

Silo Evacuation Services

ACS Specialist Cleaning has the expertise to clean and empty silos of all sizes. Our team of experienced professionals use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to optimise silo efficiency and productivity through evacuation and cleaning.

Evacuating your materials, and cleaning your silos can help to maximise the safety of personnel interacting with the silos, as well as increase storage capacity, enhance product quality, and reduce maintenance expenses.

No matter what you’ve got stored in your silo, the ACS Specialist Cleaning team is prepared to provide the highest level of care possible. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your silo cleaning and emptying needs.

For more information on silo evacuation speak to our team on 0800 774 7750.

Silo Cleaning process –
5 simple steps with ACS Specialist Cleaning


We complete each silo cleaning task by following these simple steps above. At the end of each clean, we will provide you with a detailed report, photographic evidence, a swab test analysis and a valid hygiene or cleanliness certification, so you can rest assured knowing that your silo is compliant with the latest HSE regulations.

Qualified To Clean, Empty & Evacuate Silos

Silo Cleaning FAQs

Regardless of what the silo contains, there’s a number of methods the ACS Specialist Cleaning team can undertake. The most common and basic method is to simply brush down the silo’s interior manually, with the aim to scrape off debris while taking care to not scratch the silo surface. 

Vacuum Extraction Method

When it comes to cleaning food silos, our specialist cleaners recommend using the vacuum extraction method.  This is designed to take up as little of your business’ productivity time as possible as well as keeping you fully compliant with UK food safety and hygiene standards.

Bin Whip Method

For the toughest of jobs, the experts at ACS Specialist Cleaning rely on the gyro whip cleaning method since it’s the safest and most efficient way of cleaning silos. The innovative gyro whip cleaning system combines the power of air blasting with the flexibility of hydraulic whip machines, meaning this silo cleaning method completely eliminates the risk of contamination and lost storage capacity. Bin whip silo cleaning is designed to be the best method to tackle common storage issues such as rat holing and bridging.

Alternative Silo Cleaning Methods

ACS Specialist Cleaning avoids silo cleaning methods such as Vibrators and Low friction linings as these options are too expensive and can potentially damage the structure of silos.

The ACS team also provide Silo repair services.

This is the compaction of contents onto the side side of a silo. Rat holing not only reduces overall operating volume in silos, but also compromises on quality control, as the older, ‘rat holed’ contents begins to degrade and can potentially spoil the rest of the silo’s contents. The ACS Specialist Cleaning team uses the latest industrial cleaning equipment designed to eliminate rat holing issues in silos.

Similar to rat holing, bridging involves the compaction of materials at the bottom of the silo, with the potential to block the silo outlet – getting its namesake for the bridge-like shape that forms above the outlet. In order to avoid problems such as bridging occurring, it’s important that a regular silo maintenance schedule is carried out.

There’s a number of dangers concerning the usage and maintenance of silos. The most obvious risk present from the nature of working at height, as falls can occur from improper conduct or faulty equipment.

Dangers of Silo Loading

The loading process itself comes with a number of risks that operators face, since they need to work amongst the powerful conveyors and spinning PTO shafts as they monitor the flow of material, adjust speeds and turning the machinery on and off.

The preparation process for loading silos presents serious potential for risk as workers have to work directly below suspended, heavy unloader machinery.

Dangers of Silo Unloading

Meanwhile the unloading process bears unique challenges for operators to safely overcome. The fermentation of particular Silage can produce methane within the silo, which can lead to the asphyxiation of workers within the silo.

Lastly, silo operators with the responsibility of ‘walk it down’ during unloading face the risk of grain entrapment, as pockets in the silo material can give way underfoot which leads to the worker becoming stuck or completely sunk into the silo’s material in a sudden motion. This can lead to suffocation.


The National Agricultural Safety Database have set out a clear course of action for dealing with grain bin entrapment.

However, the most important thing to remember in the event that someone becomes entrapped in a silo’s contents is to immediately contact emergency services and follow their instructions. Taking this course of action will help avoid further accidents and improve the chances of a successful rescue.