GuardTack 3,4 and 5 Access Mats are specially designed and manufactured to be placed in any area within critical and sensitive environments. GuardTack Access Mats capture, retain and reduce foot and wheel-borne viable and non-viable particulates, enabling effective microbiological and physical contamination protection.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR GUARDTACK ACCESS MAT
GOOD MAT MANAGEMENT WILL PROLONG YOUR GUARDTACK MATS WORKING LIFE
We will always advise you on the most suitable GuardTack Mat for a particular area when conducting our site survey and work with you to ensure you are getting the best possible performance when it is in use. As with any other secondary flooring covering, it is essential that all users are aware of its purpose and its limitations. Our GuardTack Access mats have been designed with specific environments in mind but it is not immune to damage through misuse, which could reduce the mats ability to help protect your critical environment.
Our GuardTack mats will look dirty during usage and this is perfectly normal it illustrates it is working correctly capturing and retaining particles. Build-up of contamination should be monitored, and your cleaning SOPs should be adapted to suit.
5 passes with a mop is typically enough to remove any soiling.
YOUR GUARDTACK CONTAMINATION CONTROL MAT IS ONLY EFFECTIVE WHEN IT IS BEING PROPERLY MAINTAINED
This cleaning process is easily managed as it can be integrated into existing SOPs. Please note that when deploying GuardTack Mats into your facility its ability to capture and retain viable and non-viable particles can leave the mat surface looking very dirty towards the end of the day or shift (depending
on the frequency and intensity of traffic passing over the surface).
The cleaning process detailed above will generally keep your mat working effectively if performed at regular intervals e.g., a minimum of once per shift/day.
CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY OF YOUR GUARDTACK ACCESS MAT
- Micronclean have tested GuardTack Mats against a number of cleaning chemicals and recommend using Delta. Neutral Detergent to remove dirt and debris, followed up with an Alpha / Beta disinfection step.
- Micronclean advise that fast acting sporicides can be used, but their frequency should be limited to less than once per quarter as part of a deep cleaning process.
- Micronclean recommend that high concentration alcohols (70/30 IPA and 70/30 IMS or above) should be avoided where possible.
GuardTack Access Mats have a silver based antimicrobial agent as standard and can significantly reduce waste due to their ‘use, clean, repeat’ cycle.
GuardTack 3 and 4 have a guaranteed life of 3-5 years* and GuardTack 4 has in addition a strengthened, reinforced backing for high traffic environments.