Enhanced Cleaning Protocols for STARC Temporary Wall Systems

To reduce the risk of transmission of viral infections, including COVID-19, the following procedures should be followed when moving or removing our temporary containment systems within one or more locations. These updates apply to all of our wall panels, doors and accessories.

What Needs to Be Done Prior to Dismantling

Prior to dismantling the system, all modules should be thoroughly vacuumed on the construction side, to remove all traces of dust and debris.  The vacuuming should focus on the slots and tracks around the perimeter of the panels.

A wipe-down with a disinfecting antimicrobial product, such as those recommended by the EPA and endorsed by the CDC, should be completed on both sides of the modules prior to disassembly.  A list of accepted products is provided here and should be applied as directed by the manufacturer.  Commonly available materials include a diluted bleach solution (1/2 cup bleach to 1-gallon water), Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Lysol Power Plus Toilet Bowl Cleaner, or Lysol Lime and Rust Toilet Bowl Cleaner.

Alternative Disinfection Methods

Other products or technologies may be employed to disinfect surfaces once the basic cleaning is completed, including UV sterilization and ionization / H2O2 misting (SteraMist).  

What Needs to Be Done Before Storing

Once the modules have been removed from the facility, and prior to installation in another facility, they should undergo another cleaning cycle, again vacuuming and wiping down with an antimicrobial product, focusing on surfaces that were previously obscured. 

  • Raise panels to full height; wipe down all surfaces with disinfectant
  • Extend and flex corners during cleaning
  • Extend wall interface poles and move metal shields during cleaning
  • Fully open doors to permit access to gaskets and jamb surfaces
  • Submerge brackets and small hardware in a bucket of diluted bleach solution for a few minutes
  • Thoroughly dry all brackets and small hardware after cleaning

For more information, or to speak with a technical specialist, contact us.