Hospitals and other health care facilities place cleanliness at the top of their priority lists. Those making decisions regarding storage and other surfaces often choose stainless steel surfaces for that reason. There are many advantages to using stainless steel storage in a hospital or any other health care area that needs to be clean and sanitary at all times.
Easy to Clean
Stainless steel is, quite simply, easy to clean. It can withstand virtually any cleaning solution and chemicals that are used to sanitize it. It can be cleaned multiple times a day without harming the surface. It will hold up to any scrubbing, and for a hospital, where the surfaces will be cleaned often and harshly, that’s a very good thing.
Stainless steel has a non-porous surface. That means that bacteria, viruses and stains cannot soak in. Cleaning the surface with any type of strong solvent will kill anything that might be sitting on it and sanitize the surface — there won’t be anything left hiding in any cracks or crevices.
Since stainless steel storage in a hospital will be cleaned often, you might worry about corrosion — but stainless steel will also resist rust. It will continue to look clean year after year, no matter how often it is washed.
Since stainless steel is such a hardy material, it makes sense for hospital storage. There are several options from stainless steel carts that can deliver supplies from bulk storage to patient floors to stainless steel tables for labs and pharmacy areas. There are different types of stainless steel cabinets – tall cabinets, wall cabinets, islands, uppers and lowers. Counters themselves can also be stainless steel.
With the advantages stainless steel holds, the material really can’t be beat in terms of cleanliness and hardiness in a hospital or health care facility.