To get to know how expanded metal or any other kind of grating has to be kept clean, it would be essential to know what it is actually made of. Generally, expanded metal is used in a variety of applications where strength and ease of installation are important. So, before you find out how this has to be kept clean and in a good condition, it would be good to find out about the metal that is used to make these expanded metal grating equipment. In the last couple of years, there have been quite a few innovations with regard to such metal applications. Either stainless steel or aluminium is used and in some cases, iron sheets are used too; it is the design that makes these sheets strong, durable and of course, affordable.
Cleaning Expanded Metal Baskets
Baskets made of expanded metal are quite easy to clean. All you need to do is to ensure that you have adequate space to do so. For example, let us imagine that you have a basket that is made of expanded metal, which is quite sturdy. You might have used this for transporting heavy articles and it might now be soiled and would therefore require a deep clean. You could get your helper or assistant to give it a good hosing down. For this, you require a strong pressure hose that is connected to a reliable water source so that you are able to hose away all the grime that is sticking to the multiple crevices in the expanded metal basket. In case you don’t have a pressure hose you could and if your basket is not too big, think of having a strong wire brush to help you clean out the dirt. You will also find that adding a little bit of detergent to the water helps take away any kind of grime or oil that might get stuck on the mesh.
Seams & Joints
This is one part of the basket that you need to be quite careful about. Since these are metal sheets that have been either fixed or fused together, it is important to work quite carefully, preferably with gloves on. You might have a few burrs or rough edges that might hurt your hands and in some cases make them bleed too. Don’t wait for your assistants or workers to get hurt; instead, educate them on how they have to handle seams and joints in the metal basket that you use at your workplace.