Maintaining PVC Hygienic Wall Surfaces

January 24th, 2024 | in Hygienic Wall Systems
Maintaining PVC Hygienic Wall Surfaces

Keeping PVC hygienic wall surfaces in top condition preserves their appearance and ensures a clean and safe environment for facilities like hospitals, commercial kitchens, and laboratories.

The beauty of PVC wall cladding lies in its low-maintenance design. Unlike other materials that require intensive upkeep, PVC stands out for its minimalistic approach to maintenance. The non-porous nature of PVC wall surfaces makes them impervious to most stains and spills, and it does not harbor bacteria or allow for the accumulation of dirt in the same way that porous materials do.

Simple Cleaning Techniques & Products Will Work

When it comes time to freshen up your PVC walls, simple cleaning methods and products work best. We recommend wiping with a soft cloth and using a mild detergent. Avoid abrasive scrubs or pads that might scratch the surface. Instead, gentle wiping motions are enough to remove everyday grime.

For tougher spots, such as those found in high-traffic areas or where substances have accumulated, non-abrasive cleaners work best. Use a small amount and apply it in circular motions. Add a little elbow grease to remove difficult residue, but don't rub too hard, or you might damage the antimicrobial coating.

After cleaning, always rinse the area with clean water post-cleaning to ensure no detergent film is left behind.

Determining The Frequency of Cleaning

The question of how often you should clean your PVC hygienic wall cladding isn't one-size-fits-all—it depends on the use and exposure of the area in question.

In spaces like busy hospital corridors or bustling food prep zones, daily cleaning might be necessary to maintain pristine conditions. In contrast, less frequented locations may require only weekly attention.

For most PVC hygienic wall claddings, we recommend cleaning them at least once a month, but no matter the frequency, following a consistent routine helps ensure consistent upkeep and avoids the build-up of contaminants.

Maintaining your PVC hygienic wall surfaces can be straightforward with the right approach, as simple tools and non-abrasive cleaners will preserve these surfaces' functionality and cleanliness. Just remember—consistency is vital, so set regular intervals for light wiping and deep cleaning depending on traffic and usage to uphold a clean facility.

WallPro, based in Surrey, BC, provides and installs specialized wall coverings to meet stringent standards for sterile or hygienic purposes.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about specialized wall systems for your business, please call us at (778) 746-6286.

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