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Helpful Tips to Actually Combat Germs with Polyurea Coatings

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More than likely, you already understand the basics of polyurea coatings. They are waterproof. They add a protective shell that is impact resistant and scratch resistant. They look good for a long time. But you might be surprised at another attribute. Polyurea coatings are considered first-rate when it comes to combatting germs. This makes them quite useful in the war on infectious diseases of all types.

There’s no question that germs are on every surface. For starters, look at the soles of your shoes. They tell a story of their own. We hate to be graphic. However, think of that young girl you saw walking her dog. You watched her clean up after her pooch. You felt it was safe to follow her on the sidewalk.

You can almost bank that a laboratory analysis of your shoes would reveal dog feces. And that’s not all.

For the most part, industrial kitchens take extraordinary care to clean up their work area. Surely, you have no bacterial concerns. If only you didn’t need to be worried about the likes of uncooked chicken and eggs.

We hate to alarm you. Germs are everywhere. And, germs lead to bacteria. The next step is an infectious disease which can knock you out of commission for a few days or weeks. You may not even know what hit you.

But how can a polyurea coating possibly help with combating germs? You might be surprised.

Polyurea Coatings and Germs

First off, let’s think of polyurea as a sealant. It can be used on floors or concrete. Polyurea is great in the case of leaking roofs. In fact, the number of products the coating can be applied to is endless.

As a consequence to standing water, the risk of bacteria formation is high. Mold and mildew alone create their share of health hazards. Add to that the chances that viruses can form and cause other kinds of sickness.

So, why exactly do polyurea coatings work to fight against germs? First and foremost, they are a sealant. They cover cracks and openings that lead to exposure.

We mentioned restaurants. Their floors are ideal candidates for polyurea coatings. If applied correctly, the solution acts as a barrier. It also offers protection against moisture, which too often leads to germy environments.

By their very nature, hospitals and laboratories are leading breeders of germ explosions. In fact, you can end up sicker just going to the hospital than staying at home! But polyurea coatings are especially useful in these environments. And of course, veterinary facilities also recognize the need to combat E. coli. Polyurea coatings are found to be quite useful in environments where animals are part of the populations.

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