Cooling Tower Cleaning, Sanitizing and Repairs

Meet OSHA Standards With Our Cooling Tower Services

Cooling Towers are a significant part of your industrial building’s needs.  Cooling Towers are usually found in Chemical plants, Nuclear Power Plants, or in large HVAC systems (Air Conditioning). They remove heat from hot water and release it into the atmosphere.

According to The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Technical Manual, all cooling towers should be thoroughly disinfected at a minimum of twice per year.

“Cooling towers should be cleaned and disinfected at least twice a year. Normally this maintenance will be performed before initial startup at the beginning of the cooling season and after shutdown in the fall.” – The OSHA Technical Manual

Complete Water Solutions can provide cooling tower cleaning for your industrial facility. Our technicians travel across the United States with hundreds of hours of experience and best practices working with water systems. We have the expertise to bring your cooling tower systems up to OSHA standards to avoid fines and potential health risks.

Complete Water Solutions can improve cooling tower operation for efficient operation and savings at your industrial plant. Not only will you see great results through routine maintenance, but you will also meet various EPA and OSHA industry standards for your state with regular cooling tower filtration services. Keep your staff safe and your facility running with Complete Water Solutions.

Cooling Tower Cleaning and Maintenance

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The fan housing should be carefully scrubbed and disinfected. This is a common problem area; chemical treatment cannot always prevent bacteria contaminants or scale from getting a stronghold in these areas. Vapors from the air cause condensation to form, scale & biological growth can be problematic to remove with traditional on-line treatment programs. Complete Water Solutions will clean and disinfect this area to try to prevent the spread of airborne pathogens and minimize the risk of corrosion.

There are many ways to reduce germs and bacteria in your water system. Ultraviolet units can reduce bacteria up to 99.9% for pure water at your industrial facility. The fewer bacteria in your water, the healthier and safer your water will be. Dissolved solids are removed from the water, meaning there is less debris to erode or damage pipes.

Cleaning & Sanitizing your cooling tower can help protect you against legionella bacteria. You can read more about legionella here at and an article written by the Chicago Tribune.

Basin Cleaning and Maintenance

Tower basins should be cleaned and disinfected as well. These large volume areas are extremely critical as they see a large amount of the cooling water. This area allows water to pool and allows bacteria to grow. This water is also tempered, oxygen-rich, and provides an excessive breeding ground for biological activity. Cleaning, disinfecting, and adding the proper chemicals to the end or startup of your cooling season will only enhance your overall water treatment program.

Cooling Tower Distribution Pan Cleaning and Maintenance

These areas can sometimes become clogged with debris that is not removed from the system through normal filtration. All distribution pans should be opened and cleaned, providing increased water flow. Reduction in flow from clogged distributors can reduce the tower’s ability to cool water temperature tremendously. Left untreated, this can cause an increase in energy usage.

Efficient and Custom Cleaning of Your Tower Pack Components

Complete Water Solutions extensive knowledge, and expertise, have created an innovative cooling tower pack cleaning system that has been specially developed to allow the cleaning of cooling tower pack components. This high-performance cleaning service is particularly useful, where it is not practical to remove the tower packing.

Complete Water Solutions cooling tower chemical cleaning service works to create a highly effective, stabilized wet foam that penetrates deep into the tower packing cleaning, descaling, and disinfecting as it progresses through the tower. The foam is mildly acidic, causing it to remove inorganic scales.

Watch Complete Water Solutions wet foam in action during a custom cooling tower cleaning to see what a difference we can make.


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