While strip curtains offer several benefits, they can also face certain issues that may affect their effectiveness.
Replace Often Due to Wear and Tear: Strip curtains are subjected to constant movement as people and equipment pass through them. Over time, this can cause the strips to wear out, tear, or become damaged. Worn or damaged strips may not provide an effective barrier, allowing heat, cold, pests, or contaminants to pass through. Get on a regular maintenance and replacement plan with THE SEALS to ensure your strip curtains are monitored and replaced when necessary.
Clean to Prevent Accumulation of Debris: In a busy commercial kitchen, strip curtains can accumulate food particles, grease, oils, and other debris. This buildup can reduce the transparency of the strips and impede visibility. Moreover, if not regularly cleaned, the debris can become a breeding ground for bacteria, compromising food safety.
Establish a regular cleaning schedule for strip curtains to remove debris and maintain their transparency.
Repair Often to Maintain Insulation and Energy Efficiency: Strip curtains are often used to create temperature barriers in the kitchen, helping to control heat or cold airflow. However, if the strips are damaged or not properly installed, they may not provide sufficient insulation, leading to energy loss and increased utility costs.
Get the Right Strip Curtain to Prevent Difficulty of Passage: Let your SEALS representative help you select the right size, density, and material. Strip curtains that are too dense or not properly installed can create obstacles and impede the smooth passage of employees, equipment, or carts. This can cause delays, inconvenience, and potential safety hazards.
Choosing the correct size and configuration of strip curtains is crucial to their effectiveness. If the curtains are too short or narrow, they may not fully cover the intended area, allowing air or contaminants to pass through.
Additionally, if the configuration is not properly designed to accommodate traffic patterns, it may lead to congestion and inefficient movement within the kitchen.
Our SEALS can help with the proper installation and alignment of strip curtains to maximize their effectiveness as barriers and maintain easy passage.