If your facility needs to be a sterile environment, this is your enemy. Your roof is your first line of defense.
Just as patient care and practices change, so do facility safety and maintenance requirements. Today’s health care facilities are larger and more complex than ever before. Maintaining the roof and preventing leaks is vital to your operation and good name.
Just one drop of water through your roof can contaminate a whole floor or your entire facility.
Black mold and other bacteria need water to grow, spread and thrive. A leaky roof can bring contaminants on the outside of your facility to the inside. In addition to bacteria and other pathogens, roof surfaces often harbor bird droppings, fungal growth, oil, grease, fatty acids and chemicals.
Open or unsealed areas like this wall louver, allows water into the building envelope. Other roof problems aren’t so obvious and require diligent preventive maintenance.
Implementing a preventive maintenance program.
There are four steps you should take to implement an effective roof maintenance program.
Conduct an in-depth roof inspection.
Prepare evaluation & baseline repairs proposal and gather information.
Following your acceptance of the proposal, repairs are started.
Inspect your roofs at least two times per year and after any major weather events.
Special attention needs to be made around roof penetrations and rooftop equipment common at health care facilities.
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