DEFLECTA ANTIMICROBIAL® was then applied to the freshly ground concrete floor to kill bacteria/pathogens within the concrete matrix. The build-up of these toxic contaminants are purged to the surface, then washed off. After an inspection of the sub-floor, the following assessments were made:-
Ladies Toilet Block – Purging process was developing over 48 hours, followed by a wash off, then the application of DEFLECTA BOTANY® was applied.
Disabled Toilet – The assessment and application was the same as the Ladies Toilet Block.
Men's Toilet Block - The purging process of contaminants was left up to 72 hours, due to the initial condition of the sub-floor this area required further purging time, followed by a pressure wash, then the application of DEFLECTA BOTANY® was applied.
After closing the public toilet block for an upgrade, that sees a high turn-around of people, the Mansfield Shire Council and the general public received the benefits for these works, as:-
- The bacteria is killed with continual sanitising
- Toxic odours are removed
- The concrete sub-floor is sanitised with a hydrophobic surface seal
- A slip resistant surface
- Assists with cleaning protocol of urine that would normally be held within the concrete
Note:- For new substrates, bacteria/toxic contaminants have not build up in the concrete matrix, therefor it will be salts that will predominately purge.