#Drainage may not be the most exciting topic but their design and maintenance are crucial if hygiene standards are to be maintained.

No.1 priority in every food and beverage processing operation is hygiene, but all too often, focus is on the latest process equipment and on technical developments that can improve efficiency and safety.

Although these things are essential, this distraction can cause some of the more basis hygiene requirements to be overlooked, in particular the maintenance of the drainage.

#Drains are a breeding ground for pathogenic and non-pathogenic micro-organisms. These typically occur either as free form where microbes float in the drain water, or are embedded as biofilm. In each case they create the potential for transferring pathogens, including listeria monocytogenes from the drain to food products. However by establishing an efficient maintenance routine, maintenance engineers can minimise and control the risk of contamination.

For more details on how our #planned preventative maintenance schedules can help your business, please contact#JOHN WALL DRAINAGE SERVICE now on#0151 495 1929