There are so many different industries that require food safe or hygiene coatings on walls or flooring. You may be thinking that restaurants are more likely to be needing hygiene coatings however there is a range of other sectors that require hygiene spraying such as supermarkets, hospitals, dentists, breweries, vets and doctors surgeries. What many industries don’t know is that hygiene coatings are one of the best ways for your business to meet its hygiene standards.
What is the importance of hygiene coatings
Healthcare and food production locations have to ensure they keep their premises as clean as possible. There are a number of strict regulations that have to be met within the industries mentioned previously; this is because peoples health and safety can be at risk if these regulations are not met.
Many business owners do not realise just how unsanitary their flooring and walls can be without the right coatings. This can be more enhanced if you’re current flooring and ceilings have a porous material bacteria and germs can cling to it. Cracks and flaking material is also bad for hygiene.
Hygiene coatings act as a protective layer on walls to stop bacteria growing. If your property is warm, you may find that without hygiene coatings bacteria is more likely grow at a faster rate. By having the right hygiene coating, you could be preventing the spread of disease and virus as they are much easier to clean down.
Many industries that require hygiene coatings will experience bodily fluids or food getting onto the floor or walls. If not cleaned correctly you may find that it stains or causes extensive germ growth which is extremely unsafe. Hygiene coatings work in a way to reduce to risk of deteriorating health and improve cleanliness in the workplace.
How does bacteria work
Due to the industries that require hygiene coating, you are bound to experience a significant amount of bacterium and virus’. Over time you are more likely to touch this bacteria and spread it. Bacteria are tiny organisms that you cant see with the naked eye. There is a vast range of bacteria that can be found, in some cases bacterium can be both good and bad. Depending on the conditions of your premises you could experience a huge amount of bacterium growth, with the right temperature they can grow at a significant rate. Bacteria that is harmful can survive cleaning products and can accumulate and spread.
Bacteria can have a number of effects on a person ranging from a common cold to serious infection. So it is important to minimise the risk of spreading bad bacteria as much as possible. Spraying will help you achieve this, giving a seamless finish but also helps you to be extremely clean.
What areas are most at risk?
There are a number of areas that are most at risk of cultivating bacteria including walls, floor, ceiling and door handles. They are the most contacted places with body fluid, food and bacteria through spreading. These are the four locations require the most care when it comes to cleaning. Using the right hygiene coating can make them more resistant to germ contamination.
Why should I think about having hygiene coated walls?
Hygiene coated walls are not something that you can do yourself; they do require a food safe coatings specialist sprayer. Food and health industries have a range of regulations in which they have to meet, with the right contractor they will be fully trained in dealing with these regulations and will ensure that your coating meets them.
One of the major benefits of hygiene coatings is that once sprayed your surfaces become highly durable and tough which allows them to be cleaned with no damage. This means that even the toughest of cleans will not affect the finish such as cracks and fading.
Spraying is also much better than conventional wall fittings such as tiles or paintwork; this is because this type of fitting is more exposed to chipping, cracking or having paint bubbling. All of which can capture dirty or contaminated water and cultivate bacteria growth. They will also need replacing every so often as overtime they are bound to experience some damage. Spraying is a great way of overcoming this, due to the durability it can withstand a fast-paced business.
Hygiene coatings are water based which means they can be applied with ease and dry quickly. When spraying it gets into the material which allows it to be sprayed evenly across the surface. It also doesn’t require a lot of maintenance as many spraying companies offer a warranty on spraying services. Hygiene coatings can also be sprayed on a number of surfaces including tile, brick, concrete and blockwork. Another great thing about hygiene coating is that it can be applied to damp surfaces due to its adhesive properties.
Spraying is also a more cost-effective way of coating your walls and won’t take to much out of your budget. It also does not have to be resprayed on a regular basis as it has such good qualities including no fading and is much more durable in comparison to other finishes.
Here at Elevation maintenance, we understand that keeping up with regulations can be a tricky task, but it doesn’t have to be with the right coating. Our operatives are highly trained in meeting your specific needs and requirements when it comes to hygiene coatings. Cleaning is the main aspect of most regulations, so you want to ensure you meet them.
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