Conductive floors for hospitals are an essential element, since they control the static generated by the mobility of medical personnel and the devices used in the healthcare facility.
When performing maintenance on the conductive floors in hospitals, it is important to consider some fundamental factors to ensure its proper functioning and maintain a safe environment. Below, we mention the most relevant factors for the maintenance of conductive floors in hospitals:
- Regular cleaning:
Clean the conductive floor daily using manufacturer’s recommended cleaning methods. Use microfiber mops or cleaning equipment with anti-static features to prevent static electricity buildup.
- Avoid harsh chemicals:
Use neutral, non-abrasive cleaning products that are compatible with the conductive floor. Avoid using strong solvents or chemicals that could damage the conductive floor coating.
- Regular sweeping and vacuuming:
Before wet cleaning,sweep or vacuum the conductive floor to remove dust and loose particles. These particles can act as insulators and reduce the conductivity of the floor.
- Spill control:
If a spill occurs on the conductive floor, clean it immediately using proper procedures and recommended cleaning products. Spilled liquids can affect the conductivity of the floor and cause damage if not attended to in a timely manner.
- Preventive Maintenance:
Perform regular inspections to identify any damage or wear to the conductive floor. Repair any damaged areas immediately to avoid major problems and maintain the integrity of the floor, this maintenance should be at least once a year according to NFPA requirements.
- Static control:
If excessive static electricity buildup is observed, consider using anti static products additional, such as sprays or floor conditioners, polarizers, handles and discharge bars, to reduce static charge.
It is important to follow the manufacturer’s specific recommendations for maintenance of the conductive floors in hospitals, as instructions may vary depending on the type of material and brand of flooring. Always consult with a conductive floor specialist for detailed and specific information on proper maintenance.
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