PVC Strip Curtains are the ideal solution for any situation where safety and hygiene is important, from a warehouse to a commercial kitchen. When you install tailor-made PVC strip curtains you will instantly see gains in efficiency of heat retention and energy savings. However, in order to maintain these advantages and extend the useful life of the product you must ensure your PVC strip curtains are properly maintained.
Install The Correct Product In The First Place
It is essential that you take advice on which type of PVC strip curtain is right for your environment. For instance, where the average temperature is likely to be at or below 0°as in the typical cold store, then you will need to deploy a low-temperature grade PVC strip curtain. PVC roll comes in different thicknesses depending on whether it is to be used for interior or exterior entrances and whether access is for personnel only or for heavy equipment and machinery such as forklift trucks. The type of strip curtain you use then will affect how long the product lasts.
Installing PVC strip curtains is relatively simple however you must ensure it is done correctly using the correct fittings in order to enable easy maintenance and cleaning as well as the avoidance of any mistakes which could compromise the efficiency and longevity of the product. If you are in any doubt about whether you could manage the installation, then choose a supplier who can offer an installation service.
Cleaning Your PVC Strip Curtains
The other vital part of extending the useful life of your strip curtains is the proper cleaning of them. If they are used daily, with people and equipment continually passing through them, it is inevitable that they will become dirty. Any dirt which is not cleaned off could attract mould. Strip curtains that are used near to exterior entrances will attract dust, insects and all sorts of contaminants. Strip curtains that are soiled can be seen as a health and safety risk. Fortunately cleaning your PVC strip curtains is simplicity itself. They require only warm water and a sponge to keep them in good condition, and we recommend that you wipe them down as often as possible, at least once a week but for areas of heavy use they could need cleaning once a day. If warm water cleaning isn’t sufficient, this could be because dirt has become embedded in scratches to the PVC. In this case, take down the affected strip and soak in a bowl of water for about an hour. If you need more intensive cleaning you can use a chemical-based cleaner or heavily-diluted bleach, but not a solvent-based one. Once dry you can use an anti-mould spray to prevent a build-up of mould if necessary.
While you are in the process of cleaning your strip curtains, it is advisable that you also check the fittings and the general condition of the PVC itself and of the immediate surrounding area. Look out for loose hooks or breaks in the hanging system and for any damage to the curtains. This simple cleaning and maintenance process will ensure your strip curtains don’t need replacing too soon.
Benefits of Regular Cleaning
By keeping your PVC strip curtains in good condition, you will ensure the longevity of the qualities that PVC curtains provide. Not only will they keep out noise, dust and other contaminants they will help to maintain the ambient required temperature of the workspace, thus helping you to save costs. They will also help you to abide by health and safety regulations, not least by helping to ensure a more comfortable working environment.