Providing a clean hospital environment is critical. CQC Regulations are incredibly strict, putting a lot of pressure on hospitals and their staff to maintain an extremely clean and pristine environment at all times. To achieve a high standard level of cleanliness, as expected by CQC, hospitals much ensure their staff practice good overall hygiene, make sure areas such as ventilations are cleaned regularly, and that the construction sealant used around the hospital is free from dirt, grime, and mould.
Using the right sanitary sealant in hospital area applications can really help to reduce bacteria and reduce the spread of viruses too. The hospital premises itself must be kept to a high-standard of cleanliness, but when mould develops on sealant in various areas of the hospital, maintaining hygienic surfaces becomes increasingly difficult. This is why it is so important to ensure the sealant used within hospitals is mould-resistant.
Why mould resistant sealants are so important within hospitals
Traditional sealants, even those that claim to be waterproof, often develop a layer of thick mould over time. Mould is caused by excess moisture. Moisture can accumulate in hospital buildings due to a range of reasons such as leaking pipes, rising damp from ground floors, and so on. Another common cause of mould in places like hospital shower rooms and bathrooms is the use of poor-quality sealant. Many sealants will shrink or crack over time, which means the initial bond strength is weakened. Water can then drip behind the sealant and lead to mould developing on the surface of the sealant. Mould can spread really fast in the right environment and because there are so many people with pre-existing health conditions in hospitals, keeping walls, ceilings, and surfaces free from mould is vital.
Mould can trigger allergies such as a runny nose, sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, watery eyes, skin rashes and in the worst cases, breathing difficulties. If you already have asthma or other respiratory problems, skin issues, or a weakened immune system (such as those having chemotherapy), mould can be a serious threat to your health. While some people are more sensitive to mould than others, hospitals, clinics, and other public health establishments must make an effort to maintain clean and mould-free premises at all times.
How to stop mould growth in hospitals
One of the best ways to stop mould growth in hospitals is to use a mould resistant sealant for all hospital area applications. BT1 is an excellent sanitaryware product for use in all public Health institutions including hospitals and clinics. With its revolutionary TRIBRID® Technology, BT1 has proven to decrease bacteria by up to 99.99%, easily making it the number one sanitary sealant for hospitals. Not to mention, it has very low emissions and it’s effective against a broad spectrum of microbes including MRSA, E. coli and Campylobacter.