Steamed Up in iCutter
“It was a dark and stormy night with a fog so thick you can cut knives with it….” Literally one can’t see half way across the room due to the intense mist as I wash down after cutting meat. To clean the inside of the butcher shop, the initial cutting room, I use super hot water that comes out of the insulated red rubber hose at over 180°F. This kills bacteria on contact without having to use harsh chemicals or toxins. It also steams the room up something fierce even though I have an exhaust fan going that is sucking out an entire room full of air every two minutes.
On the same switch as the exhaust fan is our pressure pump that boosts our spring water pressure up to 70 psi to aid in cleaning. This lets me wash down the whole room, all the machine parts and the trays in about an hour. It is a nice calm routine and fun with water spray.
I also clean the floor of the office, the hall, the coolers and the bathroom with the super heated water. This makes it very easy. Imagine if your kitchen and bathroom were sealed floors to ceilings so you could just spray it all down. That’s what I’ve wanted for years. The negative is all paper and the thermometer base station must be moved out of the room prior to cleaning. Easy to do in iCutter, hall and bathroom. Office is where I keep most of the paper and it is mostly put away so a quick water wash of the floor is okay there. All the rooms have floors that slope to drains – I plumbed them in ahead of pouring the concrete floors.
Normally I wear insulated gloves, my bare hand is unusual. The insulated gloves are because the handle of the 180°F hose heats up and you don’t want to be splashing the scalding water on your hands. I also suit up but still end up quite wet. It’s my playing in the rain time, a very warm rain.
I do my cleaning work to music. My latest addition is the album “Music” from Carole King recommended by a good friend in England.
Outdoors: 79°F/61°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 70°F/67°F
Daily Spark: Be careful which tool you sharpen.