Whether it is the cleaning of a 100ft tall grain silo or an underground storage tank, the planned cleaning of these storage containers is an essential part of these structures operation.

How often these silo and storage tanks need to be cleaned depends on their use but the methods for their cleaning do follow a similar path.

Our silo and storage tank cleaning services cover all food and material storage uses and the main methods of cleaning include:


In silo and storage tanks that contain grain, powdered or granular based products, the first step is to vacuum the left over existing content within these structures. We can use large vacuum systems fed into the silo to remove any bulky left over product. Vacuuming is a great way to remove loose powder and granulates that have collected in the silo but will struggle to remove larger clumping and bridging components that have built up within the silo walls.

Specialist Cleaning Equipment

Trying to clean a silo or storage tank without the right tools can actually cause the structure more damage. Metal on metal contact can scrape the metal insides of the silo and even cause an electrostatic charge. Not ideal in a silo that is used to store flammable liquids.

At Balmore, we invest heavily in the tools required to get the job done properly and safely. From DOFF Steam Cleaning Systems to TORC Blasting. We understand it is vital to have the proper tools for the job.

Rope Access

We have an in-house rope access team who are able to access a silo and safely remove residue build up. Using the same equipment that mountaineering teams use, we can access high risk confined spaces such as silos and safely remove and clean the insides of these vast storage tanks.

The benefits of Silo Cleaning?

The Benefits of using our silo cleaning services are:

At Balmore, we are able to clean all types of commercial silo and similar storage vessels that are used for flour, wheat, salt and similar.

As one of the UK’s leading difficult access cleaning specialists, we are able to access these confined spaces to scrape and clean away deposit build ups that can cause equipment damage and contamination. We use vacuum, brushes and scrapers to ensure the safe and thorough cleaning of interior surfaces in silos.

Our cleaning process goes beyond the interior of the silos. We can provide a complete ‘top to bottom/inside and out’ cleaning service to ensure that your silos are thoroughly deep cleaned. It is part of the full Balmore range of services.