Boon Edam Blog | June 2020
There is a strong possibility that cleaning and disinfecting your speed gate or security revolving door has not been at the top of your to-do list. However, as we face global pandemics as well as annual flu seasons, it is essential to address the cleaning of something that hundreds to thousands of hands touch every day – your entrances.
What Happens If You Use the Wrong Cleaning Agent or Method?
Not all entrances have the same finish(es). Therefore, each type of surface on your doors and / or speed gates have an appropriate cleaning method. The aim of cleaning is two-fold – one to disinfect for the benefit and safety of staff and guests, and the other to maintain the finish for the long-term. Why is it so critical to use the right cleaning agents on your entrance? Simply put, using the wrong cleaning agent can mar or permanently damage the finish of your door or speed gate, tarnishing your investment.
Recommended Cleaning Methods
The chart below outlines the recommended cleaning methods and agents for your entrances. Please note that a single entrance may have various types of surfaces and may require more than one cleaning method.
Surface Type - Cleaning Method
- Glass - Windex Multi-Surface Disinfectant Sanitiser Cleaner
Powder Coat - Alcohol-based cleaners (nothing with acid-based ingredients) and products that suggest “suitable for regular / painted surfaces”
Paint - Hot, soapy water or isopropyl alcohol (70% or higher) Note: painted parts must be cured for seven days or more before cleaning with an alcohol-based solution
Stainless Steel - Alcohol-based cleaners
Polycarbonate (often the brand name Lexan®) - Mild soap and lukewarm water with a soft cloth. Never use sharp tools to remove adhesive tape or stickers as this will mar the coating. Click here for more details on caring for your polycarbonate finish.
Bullet-Resistant (BR) Glass - Isopropyl alcohol 99% or clean water with a soft cloth. Never use sharp tools to remove adhesive tape or stickers as this will mar the coating. Click here for more details on caring for your BR finish.
It is recommended that you clean your entrance every week, however, during pandemics and cold and flu seasons, a quick wipe each day will reduce cross-contamination and ensure the safety of all who come into contact with your entrances.
If you are unsure of your entry’s finish, or how to properly clean that finish, please reach out to your local Boon Edam Technical Support team.