Loading Dock Cleaning

Loading docks are busy places with numerous employees working in close quarters. It’s important to keep this area clean, which can be a constant job with trucks, forklifts, and other equipment coming through on a daily or hourly basis.
To make it easier for you, hire a professional loading dock pressure washing service. The Washh loading dock cleaning experts can make sure that your dock is clean, safe, and ready for heavy-duty work.

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Dock Cleaning: A Safer Loading Dock for All

Because loading docks see heavy use, they are often dirty and need to be cleaned regularly.

Dock cleaning is part of regular loading dock maintenance. Improper maintenance can lead to serious risks. Here are some situations that you can avoid by cleaning your loading dock:

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Reduce Risk of Slips

Greasy and oily loading dock areas can create slippery surfaces, leading to injuries from falls.

Meet OSHA standards for the loading docks and other work areas to prevent injury

Clean Up After Spills

Sometimes, chemical spills can create environmental hazards that require immediate cleanup.

Avoid Potential Equipment Problems

Slick areas can cause issues with equipment. Washh professional loading dock cleaning can help you avoid expensive repair bills later.

Improve Visibility With A Clean Dock

As workers carry heavy loads, they may not notice a slick spot until it’s too late – especially if your loading dock is dirty to begin with.

Pressure Washing Loading Docks Done Right

It’s essential to keep your loading docks clean, but simply sweeping or mopping the dock isn’t going to cut it. You need pressure washing services to remove tough stains and dirt.


Washh makes sure to inspect the loading dock fully before cleaning. This allows us to identify hazards and propose a plan to repair them.


Start the pressure washing process by preparing your loading dock. This means brushing away loose dirt and covering any openings where water may enter. 


 Loading docks experience all sorts of stains and grease. These can make surfaces slippery and cause accidents in the workplace. Moreover, grease can alter the result of pressure washing, particularly on surfaces made of concrete. As such, make a point to degrease your loading dock first before applying the appropriate cleaning solutions.


Coupled with pressurized water, detergents can remove dirt, grime, mold, and stains, resulting in a sparkling clean surface. Washh makes sure to only utilize eco-friendly and EPA-registered detergents to clean and decontaminate your loading dock. We also use proprietary cleaning solutions that work better than most.

Pressure Level

Too high a pressure can damage the surface of your loading dock. Even concrete, durable as they are, can suffer from etches and notches. As such, use 2,500 to 3,000 PSI, which is a pressure level high enough to remove stubborn buildup but low enough to avoid inflicting damage.


 It is recommended to use a 25-degree nozzle tip to effectively and efficiently blast away dirt, grime, mold, and mildew, making sure to maintain a minimum of 8 inches between the tip and the surface to avoid etching the surface. 


To finish it off, apply a sealant to the loading dock surface to keep it looking fresh and prolong its lifespan.

Addressing Common Problems With Loading Docks

Loading docks experience heavy traffic every day, opening them up to all sorts of contaminants. As time goes by, these contaminants can damage your loading dock and even endanger your workers. Learn how to deal with the different issues with loading docks for a cleaner and healthier working environment.

Mold and Mildew

Apply a detergent specifically made to remove mold and mildew to the affected areas, using a brush to scrub the product. An alternative solution is to combine household bleach with water. Let the detergent or solution sit for a few minutes to allow it to take full effect. Then, wash off the solution using pressurized hot water. Soft washing techniques work best.

Oil, Grease, and Brake Fluid

Remove oil and grease by scrubbing a degreaser onto the surface before applying a degreasing soap to the area. Let the soap foam up and work its magic before rinsing off with pressurized hot water (ideally 165°F).

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For stubborn stains, apply a mixture of white vinegar and water to the area, letting it sit for 10 to 15 minutes to take effect. Then, rinse off the solution using pressurized hot water.

Dirt, Dust, and Grime

Loose dirt can easily be swept away using a broom, but thick dirt and grime require more attention and effort. A surface cleaner or detergent can knock hard dirt and grime loose from concrete surfaces. To rinse it off, it is recommended use a pressure level of 2,500 to 3,000 PSI and a 25-degree nozzle. Switch to a 15-degree nozzle for more stubborn dirt and grime.


To remove rust, use lemon juice or a rust remover with oxalic acid on the affected area. Scrub the solution using a stiff brush before rinsing with pressurized water.

Why Choose Washh For Your Loading Dock Cleaning?

Washh is a commercial pressure washing company with many years of experience cleaning commercial and community areas. Here’s what you can expect when you put your trust in us:

  • A licensed and fully insured local company you can rely on
  • At least two technicians assigned to every job, dressed in personal protective gear
  • A completed Job Hazard Analysis form before each job
  • Expert soft washing and pressure washing techniques

We know what products and techniques to use to remove difficult stains and chemicals in a safe and effective way. Washh experts know how to remove stains from surfaces like metal, concrete, tile, and more without causing damage.

Call Washh for Your Loading Dock Cleaning!

We at Washh understand that your business must continue to operate, which is why we offer flexibility in scheduling cleaning. Call us to clean your loading dock around your busy schedule.

Let our expert  loading dock cleaning services in Charlotte NC keep your busy docks clean, safe, and up to standard. Contact us online or call us 704.321.8000 for a quote. Put your trust in us today!