If your business has cold rooms, it is essential that you guarantee that they are free from mould. If you do not follow the correct procedures for maintaining these important storage rooms, you can not only contaminate the food and ingredients stored in them, but also cause avoidable and serious health issues.
When mould builds up though, there are some aggressive methods that you need to use to remove the mould from cold rooms, aside of course from ensuring that the room is always kept to the appropriate temperature level.
- Budget permitting, have specific cold rooms for specific departments in your business
- Avoid storing any form of paper product inside your cold room as these can absorb moisture and become the perfect breeding ground for mould.
- Clearly tag each and every item stored inside your cold rooms
- Always keep rubbish outside of your cold room, never leave it for even the shortest length of time inside.
- Repair any leaks in your cold rooms as soon as you can.
- Keep the door to your cold rooms closed always
- If possible, avoid using wooden shelves.
You should always hire a professional, like those who work for Adk.co.uk and serve the wider London and South East areas, to clean your cold rooms. Professional cold room cleaning contractors are trained to follow professional cleaning standards and procedures and you are guaranteed that all surfaces in your storage rooms will be cleaned to a high standard. They also as a part of their service record the details of their cleaning activities so you know when you will next need to schedule a cleaning appointment. All metal surfaces in your cold room should be cleaned and professionals will be able to do that and will use the best cleaning solutions for each type of surface in your cold room. They will also take the time to check each individual item stored in your cold rooms for any signs of mould growth.
Use Of Cleaning Solutions And Chemicals
All cold room contractors, including those who work for Adk.co.uk, use a variety of cleaning chemicals to clean and properly sanitize cold rooms. The majority use the chemical known as ethanol because of the effective and favourable effects it produces. They also follow the current government safety laws and guidelines for these kinds of cleaning and sanitation projects.
If you think you have even the beginning stages of mould growth in your cold room, no matter how minute it is, you should have it checked as soon as you can by a professional as it could already be causing health risks.
In order to fulfil sanitation requirements it is not just the shelving and floors but the ceiling, fixings and walls should be cleaned thoroughly too.
Inside cold rooms, hygiene is paramount. Cleaners will normally start with the compressor and area surrounding it, if they are easy to access. Often all they need to use is a very simple crevice tool connected to the end of a vacuum cleaner to get rid of the built up of dust and grime from that area.
The floors need to be cleaned to a high standard. Any spillages can be dealt with just using some soap and warm water. Although spillages are not that unhygienic, they are a hazard that can cause accidents to anyone coming and going inside your cold rooms. When there are spillages or things stuck to the floors and walls, abrasive cleaners and strong chemical solutions are necessary to ensure they are as clean as possible.
If you need your cold rooms cleaned to the highest standard possible, are worried about mould-related issues or just want to discuss your options, Adk.co.uk are always happy to help.