Wet or dry cleaning?

1 min read published on 2 July 2024

Gust Fleerakkers is Poultry Specialist at Vencomatic Group. As he visits customers around the globe, he frequently gets questions about cleaning and the best practices. In this article, he shares these with everyone!

His experiences

“In my profession as a Poultry Specialist, I travel all around the world. During these customer visits I often get the question of how to clean the equipment inside the poultry house. Cleaning of these equipment in poultry houses is mostly done wet, and if I explain that cleaning from aviary or other multitier systems can be evenly well done dry, I often see questionable faces. Growing up with the broiler breeders and used to wet cleaning, I had the same question as most customers. But, twenty years ago, working with my first aviary system and experiencing dry cleaning for the first time changed my opinion. A multitier system can be cleaned as good as dry as wet, the disinfection is most important.”

Tips for dry cleaning

Gust shares his most valued tips for dry cleaning. Let’s sum it up:

🧼 Remove all the manure out of the poultry house
🧼 Remove piled-up manure from the system
Clean the shed from top to floor with an air compressor or a leaf blower
Clean the floor, manure pit etcetera with a high-pressure water cleaning
And most important: apply a dry disinfection to the ceiling and equipment and a wet disinfection to the floor, side wall and manure pit

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Tips for wet cleaning

As the most common way of cleaning is wet, of course he gives his advice and practical tips.

🧼 Remove all loose parts (nest mat, slats, bell drinkers, etcetera) out of the poultry house
🧼 Be careful with electricity inside the poultry house e.g. cover drive units
🧼 Start cleaning from ceiling (top) to floor (bottom)
🧼All inside equipment should be soaked wet and sprayed with a soap before cleaned
🧼Don’t forget to clean the waterline with a peroxide
🧼Extra tip: don’t forget to clean and disinfect the outside of the poultry house as well

With these practical tips, you can actually get started right away. Would you like to talk to Gust or one of our other Poultry Specialists? Then contact us easily via the button below.

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