One of the worst possible places for a fire is a hospital or another healthcare facility. Everyone there is already sick and suffering, and many patients can’t get out of the facility quickly or even on their own. The same is especially true of facilities such as nursing homes. This makes flame-retardant materials a must for curtains, upholstery, linens, and other textiles.
Unfortunately, these facilities are also often filled with combustible substances such as oxygen tanks that can make it easy for a fire to spring up at a moment’s notice. But if you have already considered these factors and have purchased flame-resistant textiles in the past, you may want to consider replacing them now. Why?
New Technology in Flame-Resistant Materials
In the past, textiles were sprayed with a finish to create a flame-retardant layer. This is probably true of your facility’s textiles unless they are very new. The problem with these sprays is that they break down over time due to cleaning and normal usage. So your current textiles may not be able to resist a fire at all unless they are fairly new.
A new breakthrough is in adding both flame-resistance and anti-microbial properties at a molecular level. If this is something your healthcare facility is interested in, and it should be, then contact Venus today at 800.421.6599. Our textile experts can help you to formulate an order that will make your facility safer for both employees and patients. For your convenience, you can also request a quote online.