Glass railing disinfection tips
There is a lot of concern right now about disinfecting surfaces to reduce and prevent the spread of coronavirus. While the primary way of transmission is through respiratory droplets in the air, the virus can make its way to commonly touched surfaces. How long it lasts on different surfaces depends on the porousness of the material. In general, germs will only live up to a couple of days on glass and up to four days on stainless steel.
Since residential and commercial glass railings can be common areas of contact, cleaning and disinfecting these surfaces is a quick and easy step in managing the spread of covid-19 and other bacteria. All you need is plain soap and water, and a disinfectant or bleach solution.
- Using a non-abrasive cloth and water with a few squirts of dish soap, wipe down all custom glass railing and handrails to remove bacteria and dirt.
- To help people know if their disinfectant is effective against covid-19, Health Canada has released a list of approved products. If you don’t have one of these, you can use a bleach solution to kill the virus. Prepare the solution in accordance with the label’s instructions and wipe down railings and handrails. Rinsing and drying times vary. BC Centre for Disease Control has charted recommended times needed for covid-19, as well as safety tips and other useful information.
- For a streak-free shine you can wipe with a 50/50 water-vinegar solution (vinegar does not kill coronavirus so cannot be used as a disinfectant). Use a squeegee or a lint-free towel to dry and enjoy the crystal-clear view.
If you have any further questions or concerns, call a reputable glass railing company like Panorama Glass. WIth over 35 years of experience in the industry and a wealth of knowledge and expertise, we can advise you on how best to care for your custom glass railing during this time.