With borders opening between New South Wales and Victoria, and the planned opening of Queensland, it is vital to prevent any potential virus transmission. Businesses are implementing this in many ways, with visitor sign-in logs, encouraging masks in stores, and with an acrylic sneeze guard. Acrylic screens are great for preventing the spread of viruses through droplet spray, but the acrylic clear glass must be well maintained to be effective. If the screens are not cleaned, contaminant build-ups may damage the surface or lead to infections.
Acrylic clear glass can be significantly damaged by abrasive cleaners like window cleaner and ammonia products. Using these will likely damage the surface and remove any coatings. For basic cleaning, water and a microfiber cloth should suffice, however, it is important to pat the surface dry to avoid creating tiny scratches on the surface. As an acrylic sneeze guard is used for hygiene purposes, water will not always be enough, and regular disinfection is required. To do this, ensure that a non-abrasive disinfectant is used.
Maintaining acrylic clear glass is another element of keeping these safety devices effective. Small scratches and haziness are likely to occur in many plastic applications. This damage can be easily fixed by polishing the surface with a plastic polish and light sanding. Make sure when doing this, that you do not remove too much of the acrylic clear glass to cause the fit to no longer be secure.
Covid Screens can assist in the maintenance and repair of your business’ acrylic sneeze guard if required, visit our website to learn more.