Something that not many people know is just how many different industries requires hygiene coatings. While restaurants are a significant percentage of the sectors that need hygiene spraying, hospitals, supermarkets, doctors, dentist, breweries and veterinary practices are all expected to have a sanitary workplace. Many people don’t realise that hygiene coatings are key to meeting many of the food hygiene or health and safety regulations. By not having the right coatings on the flooring and walls, your business could be open to earning a bad reputation.
What is the importance of hygiene coatings?
It’s extremely important for all healthcare facilities and food production business to keep a clean and hygienic environment. Business within these industries has to ensure they meet strict regulations. You may think that you are keeping your workplace safe and clean by regularly cleaning and tidying, but what you don’t realise is how unsanitary your flooring and walls are if they have not been sufficiently sprayed with hygiene coatings.
Hygiene coatings allow your walls to be a safe non-bacteria growing zone. They are much easier to wipe down and clean, due to their non-porous properties the bacteria is less likely to cling to the surface. No matter what gets on the walls such as bodily fluids or any food, it can be wiped with ease, and won’t leave any stains.
What do hygiene coatings do?
Hygiene coatings are not just a fancy word for paint; it works to help prevent bacteria and virus from collecting on porous surfaces. The paint has been designed and manufactures to stop bacteria from spreading. It helps to create a cleaner and safer environment for patients to be and for people to eat and make food in.
What areas are most at risk?
Some of the main surfaces that attract bacteria, fungi and microorganisms are walls, floors and doors. As some of the main places people come in contact with it’s no shock that these are the most contaminated, it becomes easy for these germs to travel from one person to another. Using specific hygiene coatings make them more resistant to these germs being able to travel.
How do bacterias and infections work?
Unfortunately, due to being healthcare facilities, many of the people working and being treated in them are bound to touch some form of bacteria or attract bacteria from touching something. Bacteria are tiny living organisms that are not seen by the eye, there is a range of different bacterium, and some are more harmful than others however to the untrained eye most of us are unable to tell which is which. Bacteria can grow and intensify extremely fast if in the right conditions for it to live from. If something isn’t cleaned properly, or it finds something, it can live off it can cause a lot of common illness such as sore throats and stomach bugs.
When you have a lot of people in one place, it can be hard to stay on top of or track everyone’s personal hygiene, but you want to minimise the risk of contracting or spreading germs and bacterium.
Why should I consider hygiene coatings?
What many business owners do not realise is they may be deep cleaning their premises on a regular basis but if you were to put a UV light on your walls to show the bacteria and dirt you might have a little shock to just how much of it is still there.
There is a range of benefits to hygiene coatings that you should consider; the first is that it has a water-based which means it sprays evenly and seamless. It also dries exceptionally quick, so shouldn’t bother the running of your business. You will also find that hygiene coating doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. Many coating companies offer a warranty which we recommend you looking out for as many regulations need you to stay on top of all repairs and maintenance. CJ Coatings provide all hygiene coating customers with a ten-year guarantee.
You don’t have to worry whether hygiene coating can be applied to your surface. Due to the unique formula, it can be used on a range of surfaces including plaster, blockwork, brick, concrete or ceramic tile. The paint can be applied to damp surfaces due to its incredibly adhesive features. It also has chemical resistant feature and is non-toxic, so you never have to worry about it being harmful.
Will it reduce my cleaning time?
We always recommend ensuring your cleaning schedule and routine is top notch and it should never change when you have hygiene coating. The properties of the paint make it less likely to stain as its non-porous and are less likely to crack, so it does make cleaning time a little bit quicker. Depending on what industry you work in, you might have to scrub down these surfaces frequently; however, unlike normal paint, you won’t have any paint come away as hygiene coatings will stay intact.
If you would like more information on the cleaning specification you need to follow we recommend having a read of the following:
Will maintenance effect business?
Hygiene wall coatings are great for maintenance; you don’t regularly have to attend to it. It requires minimal retouches as the colour does not fade even with frequent cleaning. Hygiene coating tends to keep its finish well, and you won’t see any cracks or bubbling. The best part about hygiene coating is if you do require a respray at any point its adhesive and fast drying qualities mean it only affects your business for one day.
There are a number of different hygiene coatings and food safe panel repairs you can use to get the best health and safety for your business. By choosing a hygiene coating, you not only make your work environment cleaner but you also make it safer for employees, customers and patients.