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Data Centre Cleaning Solutions

It is critically important to clean and maintain your data center properly. Don’t wait for disaster to strike, call a professional Data Center cleaning company to assist you in making sure your Data Center is a clean and safe environment.

Deep Cleaning

RCB Solutions strongly recommend a once-per-year deep clean to maintain optimal Data Center performance, where we perform all of the services indicated below.
Annual

Maintenance Cleaning

Six months after deep cleaning is complete, conduct a maintenance cleaning using the same process and equipment for all floors, surfaces, and tape library.
6 Months

Cleaning Services Overview

Here follows a breakdown of all the steps and services included in RCB’s Data Centre cleaning services:

Sub Floor / Plenum Cleaning

  • Cleaning floor panels to remove all patriculates.
  • Vacuum all sub-floor areas with special attention paid to perforated air panel areas, without disrupting cabling and hardware.
  • Clean floor panels and subfloor framing.
  • Clean the surface of electrical junction boxes and metal electrical coax or grey power cables.
  • Clean/vacuum all computer row air conditioner (CRAC) water lines, support pipes, and metal plates in front of CRAC units.
  • Hand over any loose parts, screws or mechanical items collected during the cleaning process to members of ISD operations staff.
Step 1

Floor Cleaning

  • Remove all dirt and particulate from raised floors.
  • Deep clean floor tile surface to remove all dirt, film, spots, scuffs, adhesives, etc.
  • Mopping all floor surfaces to remove spots, scuffs, adhesives, and residue with great care taken to prevent seepage to the plenum below.
Step 2

Surface Cleaning

  • Cleaning of all hard surfaces such as storage cabinets, ledges, racks, shelves, monitors and support equipment.
  • Wipe clean hardware such as server cabinets, disk storage cabinets, PDU’s, UPS’s, and air conditioners.
  • Vacuum of high ledges, light fixtures, and generally accessible areas.
  • Cleaning / vacuuming of all CRAC water lines, support pipes, and metal plates in front of CRAC units.
  • Cleaning of all work surfaces, desks, and tape racks, taking care not to disturb small parts that may be on work surfaces.
  • Cleaning of all exterior hardware surfaces including inlet and outlet grilles of server cabinets with HEPA-filter vacuums.
Step 3

Tape Library Cleaning

  • Cleaning of all surfaces, including tape slots.
  • Working with on-duty member of ISD operations to coordinate the organization of tapes during cleaning to ensure that the tapes will be removed and replaced in the same order
Step 4

A Clean Data Center Is Essential…Here’s Why

You likely may not see the source, but airborne and contact-based contaminants build up on equipment over time. Even solid-state storage mediums can be compromised by buildup on heat sinks, bearings, and vents. According to LED Magazine, even so-called ‘high-efficiency” LED displays lose anywhere from 65-90% of input power to heat, and SSDs are not far behind those figures. Resistive heating or “ohmic heating” exacerbates the issue of thermal clogging, hastening the rate at which components degrade. Most systems factor some level of thermal clogging within their design tolerances. But, to extend the lifetime of equipment and prevent failures, it’s best to combat contamination head-on. The two areas of contamination that are most concerning are airborne contaminants and settle contaminants.

Computer Room Cleaning

Whether your data center or computer room is just a closet or a mega-center, it needs to be cleaned to maintain the health of the equipment, the health of the personnel and the environmental aesthetics. RCB technicians perform three basic services separately, or in combinations, that are designed to keep you computer room running at peak performance. These three services are: Exterior Hardware Cleaning, Tops of Floor Cleaning, and Underfloor Plenum Cleaning. Combinations of these services are usually performed at scheduled intervals, ranging from once per year to once a day. These same services and variations are performed in response to floods, or other disasters, or to prepare for equipment installation after construction.

Exterior Hardware Cleaning

RCB uses proven techniques to remove dirt, dust, and other contaminants from your controlled environment. Not only the ones you can see, but more importantly the hidden ones you can't see. RCB's trained technicians use specialized, environmentally friendly cleaning solutions – time tested for use on the materials used in the manufacture of modern technical equipment. Our HEPA filtered vacuums are certified to 0.3 microns and remove even the smallest of micro-particles from your facility. Every possible step has been taken to guard against damage or disruption to your operation. Before a RCB Technician is sent into the field he must successfully complete a comprehensive training program. During training, they are taught specific cleaning techniques and shown the proper procedures to use when working around your delicate electronic equipment.

Tops of Floor Cleaning

Computer room flooring is designed to dissipate static electricity by providing a conductive path to ground. Dirt on top of and ground into computer flooring greatly reduces the floor's ability to dissipate static. Improper cleaning can cause your floor to delaminate or chip. RCB Solutions has developed specialized cleaning agents, that safely remove dust and dirt from all types of tile and carpeted floor surfaces.

Underfloor Plenum Cleaning

The lifeline of any computer room is the plenum beneath its raised flooring. This plenum delivers cool, filtered air to the sensitive equipment above. Unfortunately, because of gravity, the plenum is also the area most prone to dirt and dust. Allowed to accumulate, these contaminants will be swept up and carried to your equipment by the circulating air conditioning so vital to your equipment's operation. The impact of contaminated airflow includes clogged circuity, increased risk of fire, accidental fire suppressant discharge, and miscellaneous health problems.