The main purpose of floor drains is to remove excess liquids quickly and effectively from the floors of your workspace. However, when installed incorrectly, it can cause a major health risk to your employees and clients. Investing in the right floor drains are, therefore, important, but before you make your final decision, make a note of these four factors below.
- The Material it’s Made From
Within the food and beverage production facility, a material that is strongly encouraged is the use of FDA-approved food-grade stainless steel, which is resistant to bacteria growth, thus adding to the all-important hygienic factor of your investment.
- The Volume of Drainage
The potential volume of drainage is important to keep in mind, as it will help determine the size of the floor drains needed within your facility. Proper and effective drainage is essential for effective hygienic management.
- Is it Easy to Clean?
Some industry experts are of opinion that “the best way to maintain a healthy drainage system is through prevention.” Drainage systems can easily become a health hazard if not properly cleaned or maintained. Drains should, like the rest of the facility, be on a regular cleaning schedule to avoid the build-up of waste and other harmful bacteria.
- Choosing the Right Flooring
Choose a floor that’s suitable for proper floor sanitation and easy to keep clean. This is incredibly important as harmful bacteria, like listeria, can easily stick to uncleaned surfaces and eventually even affect the food being manufactured.
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