bilge cleaning & refinishing
Bilges are the mirror that reflects the ‘health’ of a vessel. Sweep Marine specialises in accessing these areas that are quite often neglected, often resulting in catastrophic failures. It is important to service these areas regularly to identify and prevent such failures and a clean white bilge is the first step.
Refinishing of bilges helps with identifying potential leaks that could generate major machinery failures. It is also the best form of protection for the integrity of the hull, preventing hull material deterioration in contact with internal contaminants.
A full bilge clean is conducted using a high pressure steam cleaner. If needed or if the bilge is to be refinished also, we will dismantle any removable machinery and plumbing to ensure all areas are cleaned.
If refinishing is required the surfaces will be thoroughly prepped, followed by a high quality primer and finished with a top coat. All machinery and plumbing is then reinstated on the new and shiny surface.