This is physical removal of dust, soil, manure, feathers and any other wastes from a poultry house. These materials protect disease causing agents thus the need to remove them.
Cleaning can be improved by use of detergents, warm water, scrubbing, brushing and or use of power washers or steamers.
Good cleaning removes up to 80% of all disease-causing agents in the poultry house.
Studies have shown that under normal conditions, a billion bacteria (excluding viruses) may exist on one square centimeter of floor space.
Washing the poultry house and equipment with a detergent removes 95% of contamination.