Disinfect ground cloths and concrete paths with boiling water

Toon Hopmans developed a mobile cloth cleaner in 2011. The machine uses boiling hot water to clean the ground cloths, in a sustainable way, without the use of chemicals. He notices that this method is becoming more relevant. "Not only because less chemicals are available, but also because working without using chemicals is becoming more normal."

Concrete paths
The boiling hot water technology is patented and Hopmans is using it as well to disinfect the concrete paths. "The boiling hot water technique cleans perfectly, it enters every gap and crack, ridding the greenhouse of all kinds of pests like algae, mosses and germs which don’t survive the boiling water." Cucumber growers with a strong focus on risk management clean their concrete paths during every crop rotation. Thanks to that, the popularity of the treatment is increasing.

Steaming floors

More economical and cleaner 
In these months growers of tomato and cucumber are cleaning their paths and cloths. The cleaning is done on the lot – but not before the machine itself is thoroughly cleaned. "Then it works more effectively and therefore better.” It is no problem for the schedule: Hopmans has more than one cloth cleaner. During the busy period at the end of the season this is an requirement.

Prior to the major clean-up, Toon Hopmans needs to clean first. The machine which he uses to disinfect greenhouse ground cloths needs a proper cleaning. It is possible to do this just before the business of the crop rotation.

For more information:
Toon Hopmans
Hopmans Verhuur
Huybergsebaan 498
4625 DM Bergen op Zoom
M: 06-5432881706-54328817
E: info@hopmansverhuur.nl

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