As of 2015, services that specialize in cleaning ice machines include The Ice Man, Ice Queen LLC and Clean Ice Service. The companies are based in Michigan, Ohio and North Carolina, respectively.
Founded by Gary Rabitoy, the Ice Man service uses nickel-safe cleaners and materials to remove and manually clean biofilm and mold from the parts that automated cleaners do not reach.
The Ice Queen service disassembles the unit and uses a commercial cleaner containing specific acids to clean each part individually, and sanitizes the re-assembled equipment after thorough rinsing.
Clean Ice Service checks and cleans machine parts, including removing any mold and mildew, and offers to set up a schedule for preventative maintenance.