Industrial Tank Cleaning Experts

No matter what you use your industrial tanks for, they must be cleaned regularly. As well as keeping them in ship shape, businesses must regularly carry out tank cleaning to continue safely holding materials, chemicals or liquids.

At APT-ICC, we’ve been helping businesses take care of their industrial tanks with our tank cleaning services for over 30 years. Catering to tanks of all different shapes, sizes and uses, we ensure contamination is removed to prevent blockages and keep your business running smoothly.

To learn more about our industrial tank cleaning services and get in touch with our team of tank cleaning experts using our online contact form or call us on 0800 0723 773.

Tank Cleaning

What Industrial Tank Cleaning Services do you provide?

We’re proud to offer industrial tank cleaning for virtually every tank type and vessel. From sewage waste to F&B tanks, our expert team can rid your tank of contaminants including:

  • Acids
  • Alkaline 
  • Diesel 
  • Flammables 
  • Toxins 
  • Oil

No matter the shape, size or location of your tank, we have the knowledge, skill and expertise to help. We even offer tank cleaning services even in confined spaces with limited escape routes.

Build-up within industrial tanks can have a devastating effect on your tanks’ lifespan. Here at APT-ICC, we’ve worked with numerous companies to prolong their tank’s lifespan and ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.

Combining decades of specialist experience with a passion for customer service, our highly-trained team have been safely cleaning industrial tanks for decades. As such, we’re regarded as one of the best industrial tank cleaning companies in the UK.

Here’s what our customers have to say about our professional tank cleaning services:

“We brought in APT after they clearly demonstrated competence to deliver all the cleaning demands of our new improved scheme in both our production and warehouse facilities. They carried out their tasks with little supervision and regularly updated my staff and safety team on ongoing issues, providing cost-effective solutions. APT are very flexible and supportive and we enjoy having them on board. A huge thank you to all at APT.”

Gary Henley – Plant Operations Manager at Renold Couplings

To learn more about how we’ve helped other businesses like Renold Couplings and Doncasters, visit our dedicated case studies hub.
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White Tower Energy called on us at APT for expert Oil Spill Cleanup & Leak Prevention. Using our specialist degreaser, Ultramax 2020, we were able to detect the leaks and clean the turbines and machinery.

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Industrial Tank Cleaning – Honeywell

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What are the Benefits of Tank Cleaning?

Storage tanks must be cleaned regularly to ensure they stay in good condition and prolong their lifespan.

As well as ensuring your tanks continue to perform admirably, professional tank cleaning is crucial for the safety of your staff and premises. For example, should you wish to change the substance in a particular tank, your tank must be adequately cleaned to prevent possible chemical reactions. Within F&B businesses, not only do our tank cleaning services ensure the quality of your product remains high, tank cleaning is vital if you’re going to prevent cross-contamination.

Tank cleaning is also important when it comes to maintenance. Any issues with your tanks cannot be rectified while your tank is in use. So, to carry out these maintenance works, it’s important to make sure that your tank is cleaned, emptied and free of residual vapours.

Not only is tank cleaning important for safety – it’s cost-effective too. Industrial tanks that are regularly cleaned last far longer than those that are left to fester. This is because tank build-up can lead to corrosion over time.

And if that wasn’t enough, if waste is left to build up, this can eventually block the tank’s outlet. Once this happens, it can be extremely difficult – and costly – to fix.

At APT-ICC, we have the knowledge, skill and expertise to clean and remove all sorts of hazardous and non-hazardous substances from your tanks during our comprehensive pit cleaning service.

Keen to learn more about our tank cleaning services? Chat with our expert team by calling 0800 0723 773.

Why Choose APT for Industrial Tank Cleaning Services Near You?

Using only highly-specialised equipment and specially-trained staff, we guarantee the safe cleaning of tanks – even when chemical content is harmful and entry points are limited.

Our staff all have the relevant tank cleaning qualifications and as such, we can provide industrial tank cleaning services in a variety of sectors – from food factories to lorry tanks, steelworks, oil refineries and water treatment plants.

Safety is our priority. This is why all our operatives are specially trained to work in confined spaces with limited points of entry. Always wearing the most appropriate PPE and using industry-approved, cutting-edge, safe techniques, we guarantee the complete removal of all contaminants.

Our team are on hand to help bring your vessels up to scratch 24/7, 365 days per year. This means we can work around your factory shutdowns to minimize disruption. When you choose us, you can guarantee it’ll be business as usual. This paired with our client-centric approach is why we’re one of the UK’s industry-leading industrial cleaning companies.

If you’re looking for a reliable industrial tank cleaning company near you, look no further than APT. For a free site survey and no-obligation quote from our experts, get in touch today.

Tank Cleaning

Tank Cleaning Services FAQs

Tank cleaning is the process of preparing industrial tanks for inspection. By scrubbing industrial tanks clean of contamination, blockages and grime, you’ll ensure that your vessels are free from cross-contamination and your staff are protected from the aftereffects of dangerous chemical mixing.

Tank cleaning is a specialist job, so it’s important to use a professional tank cleaning service that will provide a safe solution to the job at hand. At APT-ICC, all our tank cleaning professionals are expertly trained and only use the best chemicals and equipment.

Tank cleaning works by using heavy-duty industrial degreasers to remove oil and build-up from various pits and tanks.

As well as using professional-grade products, we utilise specialist blast cleaning techniques to remove build-up, blockages and residue both internally and externally. Using industry-leading equipment, our tank cleaning service ensures the fast, safe cleaning of industrial tanks and vessels.

At APT, we specialise in two types of tanks:

  1. Fixed tank cleaning service

Working with hundreds of businesses across the UK, our specialist team will come to visit you onsite to clean fixed tanks. These include everything from water tanks to fermentation vessels.

  1. Lorry and fuel tank cleaning services

Our team are specially trained to work in confined spaces, meaning we can provide expert cleaning of lorry tanks. All our staff follow appropriate health and safety measures during this procedure and will always wear the correct PPE. For example, our staff will be wearing gas monitors during these cleaning jobs.

If you’re not sure whether your industrial tank or pit is covered by our team, get in touch.

Tank cleaning is governed by strict health and safety guidelines. So, the first step of our tank cleaning service is a thorough consultation and risk assessment.

After a site survey and a chat with your team, we’ll produce the risk assessment and method statement. You’ll also be able to see our competency with our accreditations.

Once we’ve done this, we’ll recommend the safest, most effective cleaning method to clean your particular tank.

Then, we start the pit cleaning. We’ll start by emptying the pit and starting the desludging method to ensure the tank is empty. Then, using highly-specialised techniques and eco-friendly, food-safe degreasers, our team will get to work bringing your tanks back to life.

For more information about the tank cleaning process at APT, get in touch with our experts on 0800 0723 773.

How long it takes to clean a tank will depend on the size and condition of the tank as well as how easy it is to access. However, we’d normally advise that a thorough tank clean takes between three to five hours.

If you’d like a more accurate estimate, get in touch. We’ll happily offer you a no-obligation site survey and talk you through our tank cleaning process.

We recommend you draft in professionals to clean your industrial tanks twice per year. However, if you wish to swap the contents of your tank for a different type of liquid, it’s important to thoroughly clean the tank to ensure that there’s no cross-contamination.

This is especially important within the F&B industry as you could be breaching health and safety regulations. Furthermore, if you’re working with hazardous materials, tanks should be professionally cleaned to ensure no chemical residue is left over when switching substances.

Either way, our professional, highly-trained staff will ensure you’re left with a hygienic tank, free of contaminants.

At APT-ICC, we believe in using only the best, eco-friendly industrial cleaning products. This is why we’ve developed this in-house to tackle even the most gruelling of pit-cleaning jobs.

How much our tank cleaning service costs depends on the size and type of tank. For example, larger tanks or those with limited access are often costlier to clean.

Furthermore, the more build-up there is in your tank, the more this is likely to cost. However, at APT-ICC, we pride ourselves on reasonable tank cleaning prices.

For an accurate, competitive quote and free site survey, contact us online or call us on 0800 0723 773.

Discover Our Tank Cleaning Resources

Our sister company, APT Commercial Chemicals is a trusted UK-based manufacturer and supplier of specialist cleaning chemicals with over 30 years of experience, serving some of the UK’s largest businesses including the NHS, BAE systems, Tata Steel, the BBC and more.

Get a Quote for Our Leading Tank Cleaning Services

At APT, we’re committed to providing the best industrial tank and pit cleaning services in the UK. Using our own specially-developed products and proven techniques, we specialise in affordable tank cleaning services that help you save money in the long run.
To learn more about our tank cleaning services, contact our experts. We’re ready and waiting to answer any queries or – if you’re already sold on our tank cleaning services – arrange a free site survey.