A trash chute, also known as a garbage chute, is a tube typically made of galvanized steel that allows trash to fall from higher areas of a building to lower levels. Chutes must be one length from top to bottom and must be installed and maintained by the National Fire Protection Agency. Now that you know the basics of trash chutes, lets discuss some of the frequently asked questions when it comes to these building workhorses.
When your dumpster develops an unpleasant odor, it is likely due to organic waste such as meats, vegetables, urine and other organic materials. Decaying waste and the foul odors it produces attracts insects and pests which can result in even bigger issues than just bad smells. Consequently, eliminating odors shouldn’t be limited to indoors. Eliminating these foul smells outside is an extremely important part of maintaining a healthy, clean facility.
As winter closes in and temperatures drop, you’ll no doubt be working to winter-proof your business. As you stock up on ice melt, find your shovels, and put out door mats, don’t forget to add rodent-proofing to your list. Our experts at Fresh Foam can also help clean up your dirtiest areas like trash chutes, compactor areas, dumpsters and more to help eliminate any existing areas that might attract rodents. Contact us today for more information.
Pests are ready to move inside for the winter, and that’s why you need to be proactive in making your property less attractive to the little critters.