Puracator is a unique machine that has been specially designed to prevent blockages and keep onboard drains clean and infection-free, often without the need to dismantle much of the pipework making it less disruptive for engineers and crew alike.
Adopting an “out of sight out of mind” attitude towards the cleanliness of a vessel’s sinks, showers and galley drains is not recommended!
Dirty drains containing bio film and bacteria can be costly in terms of health issues and downtime due to blockages, both of which can be inconvenient and expensive in the long term.
A genuinely clean and odour-free bathroom will greatly enhance the onboard experience and go a long way to preventing infections, health issues and associated expense.
Your guests and crew not only want to feel clean, they need the reassurance that their environment is germ free. For this to happen, you need to look below the surface.
Professional Service Engineers with a knowledge of how to apply themselves within the marine industry will carry out a thorough deep clean and sanitisation including:
Normal daily cleaning of cooker hoods, kitchens, cold stores and freezers is not enough to remove deeply embedded germicides and bacteria.
Stubborn dust nests, fats, insects, fungi and invisible bacteriological contamination accumulate in places you normally cannot reach by standard cleaning alone.
Microorganisms live in every part of the biosphere, some of them are even capable of growing at low temperatures, including those below freezing point.
These microorganisms unfortunately are also apparent in everyday life, i.e. refrigerators, stores etc, where they collect as pathogens and contaminate foods.
Therefore, although storing foods in the refrigerator is the best way to keep them safe from bacterial contamination, there are also types of bacteria that can grow in cold temperatures.
Most of these microorganisms are able to grow below temperatures of 00-20C. They can enter the refrigerator through raw and improperly packaged foods, through an open refrigerator door, poorly maintained refrigerator seals or from a general lack of proper sanitation.
If ingested, these germs can cause dangerous foodborne illnesses.
Once all the surface drains have been cleaned it’s time to rid the entire vessel of any airborne pathogens to ensure a 100% clean environment.
The proliferation of bacteria, viruses, mycobacteria, moulds and fungi can lead to a host of problems ranging from general poor health to acute sickness. Bugs spread quickly and crew being laid low can make a big difference to the smooth running of your vessel. Guests being incapacitated can result in far-reaching damage to your reputation. A situation which won’t get better quickly.