How do I clean a hygiene station?Danny Plugge
A hygiene station ensures that the hands of individuals entering the greenhouse are cleaned and/or disinfected, and often the feet. It is essential to clean the hygiene station itself regularly for optimal hygiene; you won’t dry yourself with a dirty towel when you shower. But how can a hygiene station be washed in the best possible way?
Preparation for the hygiene station’s cleaning
- Make sure you turn the switch to put the electricity off before you start cleaning. Then unplug the hygiene station cord if there is no switch available or it is hard to achieve.
- Disconnect the source of water too.
Cleaning the brushes
- Lift the grill until it is in the safety position above the brushes;
- To get them from the hygiene station, pull the brush out of the drive;
- For about 15 minutes, place the brushes in a bath with a 2% solution of mild detergent. Then, under a maximum pressure of 20 bar and a maximum temperature of 50°C, wash them out with pure water. Never use high pressure (>20 bar) or water above 50 ° C as the brush hairs can be released!
- Ensure that the brushes are replaced in a timely way as well. Depending on how intensively the hygiene station is used, how often this should be done. With worn brushes, the danger is that the hair is shorter, enabling them to clean less deeply and thus to produce a less good result. Tip: Never walk on a non-rotating brush, so the brush is quicker to wear.
Switches, sensors and cleaning of control screens
- Clean switches, sensors and hygiene station control screen with soft cloth only. Never use detergent; damage can be caused by this. When you clean the switches, sensors and the control screen, never put too much pressure.
Cleaning of the disinfection room
Clean the room with lukewarm water for cleaning and/or disinfection. Use up to 35°C water. You need to open the disinfection outlet to ensure that the water flows away easily.
Cleaning of the housing
- Caution: When cleaning stainless steel, never use chlorine containing products. This could cause damage to the steel.
- With the exception of the above-mentioned switches, sensors, and the operation screen, soap in the entire detergent machine. Let it be briefly soaked and then washed off. For the product you are using, always read the operating instructions!
- Repeat this process until you remove all the dirt and grease.
- It can cause short circuits and never allow water to enter the electronic components of the hygiene station.
- If limescale is present in the housing, remove it with a cleaning product suitable for stainless steel cleaning.
- Empty the hygiene station’s tray and clean it. The brushes can then be replaced and the grille closed.
You can open the water supply again and turn the main switch back on after you have completed the above steps.
Questions about cleaning the hygiene station
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