The frequency of such cleaning will depend on many factors including:
- The geographical location of the building
- The environment surrounding the building, i.e., marine, swimming pool, industrial, or a combination of these environments, etc.
- Levels of atmospheric pollution
- Prevailing wind
- Protection of the building by other buildings
- Possibility of airborne debris e.g. sand/dust etc. causing erosive wear of thecoating
- If the environmental circumstances change during the lifetime of the building (e.g. rural becomes industrial)
The frequency of cleaning depends in part on the standard of appearance that is required and also the requirements to remove deposits that could, during prolonged contact with either the powder film or the metal substrate (if exposed) cause damage.
In hazardous environments the normal frequency of cleaning should be at a maximum of three monthly intervals. However where there is high atmospheric pollution or an extremely hazardous atmosphere (i.e. a combination of factors above or others) the period between cleaning should be reduced.
Where the atmosphere is deemed to be non-hazardous, e.g., rural or a “normal” urban environments, then the period between cleaning can be extended up to a maximum of 12 months. However if heavy soiling occurs, more regular cleaning is required.
Typical Cleaning and Inspection Frequencies
|Marine & Industrial||3 months|
|Swimming Pools||3 months|
Records of all cleaning schedules and frequencies should be kept and maintained.