How to Clean your Plexiglass Sneeze Guards
If you are a business owner and are reopening your doors for customers while complying with the SOPs provided by the Government and health agencies, chances are that you have already installed sneeze guards at your workplace.
Many state and local governments in the United States have recommended that businesses install sneeze guards and protective barriers as they help in curbing the spread of COVID-19. If you have not installed protective barriers yet, don’t worry!
Your responsibility doesn’t end at just installing sneeze guards. You need to clean and disinfectant the screen regularly to make sure there are no germs and viruses loitering on the protective screen. Even if your sneeze guards may not have been touched by your customers, staff, or by you, they should still be cleaned daily.
Clear plastic barriers are helpful in protecting the health of staff and customers. It is important to clean sneeze guards often to sanitize them, but also, to polish the clear acrylic so it doesn’t get cloudy and look unprofessional.
While Acrylic is incredibly versatile, cleaning it with the incorrect type of cleaning agent can immediately ruin it.
While cast Acrylic is non-porous, areas near cut edges can actually dry out. If this happens, the sneeze guard edges can result in immediate cracking of your acrylic.
The biggest cleaning agent enemy for drying your acrylic out is alcohol. Applying any type of cleaner on your acrylic that contains alcohol can crack the edges of your acrylic. DO NOT, under any circumstance use a cleaning agent that contains alcohol.
Another enemy of acrylic is ammonia-based products, such as Windex. These products have a high likelihood of leaving your clear acrylic with a foggy or smokiness.
The best way to clean acrylic is to first blow off any dust or debris. Doing this first will prevent you from scratching the acrylic when you take a soft cloth to clean the surface. Once it is free from any particles, use warm water and dish soap. Make sure to use a soft cotton cloth as any type of abrasive cloth material can very easily scratch your sneeze guard or desk divider.
Use a damp, microfiber, clean cloth to remove the soap from the acrylic, and finally, use a dry microfiber soft cloth to dry the sneeze guard and remove any streaks. DO NOT use a paper towel. In doing so, you’ll have a good chance of scratching the acrylic.
Following these simple steps will keep your acrylic sneeze guard and acrylic desk sneeze guards clean and clear for the life of the product.