Why Clean?


Stay compliant

All owners shall ensure that all cooling towers are cleaned and disinfected when shut down more than five days.
— New York Public Health Law, Title 10 part 4.4(d)

In addition, OSHA recommends that all building owners:

Clean and disinfect cooling towers quarterly or at least twice a year if the unit is not used year round. Do this before initial start-up at the beginning of the cooling season and after shut-down in the fall.
— https://www.osha.gov/dts/osta/otm/legionnaires/cool_evap.html

Increase Efficiency

Efficiency vs cleanliness

In addition to maintaining compliance, regular cleaning of your cooling tower can restore efficiency lost to algae, biofilms, scale, rust and dirt.  Badly fouled and scaled systems can see a measured increase in efficiency!


Mitigate Health Risks

Biofilms and scale within cooling towers are a notoriously popular hiding spot for Legionella bacteria, including L. pneumophelia – the bacterium responsible for 90% of cases of Legionnaire’s Disease.  Thoroughly cleaning all facets of the tower will help mitigate and eliminate these potential harborages; thus creating a healthier environment for those in the area of your building.


Prevent Damage

One of the most commonly overlooked ways to extend the life of your cooling tower is by keeping it clean.  This is because when dirt settles and accumulates, it becomes a haven for bacteria.  These bacteria's metabolic processes result in acid production, thus leading to Microbiologically Induced Corrosion ( also known as MIC or under-deposit corrosion).

Large Deposits exhibiting Heavy Corrosion

Large Deposits exhibiting Heavy Corrosion

Keeping your basin free of deposits will eliminate any potential harborages of bacteria and will help to extend the life of your tower.


Save Money

Since we deal exclusively with cooling towers, we are uniquely positioned to offer the best price for the best service.  Many environmental and water treatment companies are inexperienced with cleaning and thus overcharge for work which is outside their norm.  This results in higher costs for inferior work- or the possibility of damaging the delicate fill materials within the tower.  We have honed our methods to provide the best results while minimizing cost and material use.