What should you use to clean your laser safety curtains?
Updated: Jul 25, 2022
What should I use to clean my Laser Safety Curtains?
After talking with our manufacturer and several industrial laser safety customers, here are some recommendations on how to clean your curtains in a hospital or any medical setting.
Lite soap and water may be used
Windex or multipurpose cleaner
Lite soap and water are ok for starters, but using the 3M cleaner has the added benefit of a disinfectant. Below are several statements from 3M's website about the product.
3M's Quat Disinfectant Cleaner is proven in killing the highly infectious hepatitis B virus (HBV), which is the leading cause of cirrhosis and cancer of the liver, the world's ninth largest killer. It's an ideal cleaning disinfectant for non-critical items, including environmental surfaces and patient care items. Not only does it comply with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen standard, but the disinfectant cleaner also helps you simplify and standardize your disinfection protocol - all while helping to improve the overall safety of employees and customers/patients.
I know there are additional cleaning agents used on the market, but this will give the Hospital Laser Safety Officer or manager a very good idea of what may be used. You are welcome to contact us regarding what cleaning agent you are using today, and we will be happy to address if it is appropriate to clean your laser safety curtains.