29 Jun How to Keep Your Gas Detectors Clean During COVID-19
In this challenging time, everyone is worried about catching the coronavirus due to its high transmission rate. Thus, implementing the best hygienic practices has become more critical than ever.
Besides wearing a mask and following social distancing guidelines, it is vital to keep surfaces clean and sterilized. Almost every major industry uses gas detectors in Malaysia. And that’s why it is important to keep the gas detectors clean to protect yourself and the people around you.
In this article, we provide you with the essential tips to safely clean the gas monitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cleaning Products for Gas Detectors
Gas detectors are an essential part of many industries and businesses in Malaysia. More often than not, the gas detectors are placed in the breathing zone, which can cause the transmission of the coronavirus. Hence, it is essential to sanitize gas detectors regularly. Keep in mind that you cannot use a traditional cleansing agent on the gas detectors. Wipe the monitors with strong bleach and water with 1:50 ratio as recommended by the experts.
If you are unable to make the solution yourself, it’s a good idea to buy an alcohol-based cleaning product. The product should have at least 60% of alcohol in it in order to get rid of the virus on the surface. When it comes to cleaning the sensors, take special care as they can get affected by the chemicals present in various cleaning agents. Always use a soft cloth to clean the gas monitors to prevent any permanent damage.
It is also highly recommended to turn off the gas monitors before cleaning them. Alcohol-based products, especially, can disturb the sensors temporarily and result in false alarms. You may turn on the detector after alcohol or any other liquid fully evaporates from the surface.
Moreover, refrain from using cleaning products that contain chlorine and silicones when sanitizing the monitors. They can permanently damage the Pellistor-type flammable sensors and result in a complete sensitivity loss of the sensor.
Using Hand Sanitizers Around Gas Monitors
Alcohol has a severe impact on gas sensors. Avoid using a hand sanitizer near a gas monitor as it will start giving false alarms when it’s not shut down. Generally, you should sanitize your hands before touching the gas detector and wait until the moisture has evaporated from your hands. Wash the sanitizer bottle after cleaning to ensure no virus is present on the packaging of sanitizing and cleaning products.
Clean the Monitors Regularly
No one knows when the COVID-19 crisis would end, and that’s why it’s important to make it a habit to clean the gas monitors regularly. Even without a global pandemic, the gas detectors should be well-maintained to ensure optimum performance.
It’s important for companies to include detector sanitization as an essential hygienic practice and ensure successful implementation.
The Bottom Line
Proper maintenance and cleanliness of the gas detectors have always been important. The pandemic just highlighted the significance of hygiene in every aspect of life. If you follow the tips discussed above, you will be able to properly sanitize the gas equipment, which in turn minimizes the chances of coronavirus transmission.
Remember to use the right products to prevent any damage to the gas detector and keep yourself safe during the cleaning process.
In short, you can use the bleach-water solution (1:50) or alcohol-based cleaning agents to clean the gas meters. Avoid using chlorine, silicone, or chlorine dioxide for cleaning because they can permanently damage the gas monitors. For more information about gas monitors, feel free to get in touch with us.