Violation ExplanationOfficial Report Wording, Item #36
Floors clean, maintained, constructed to be easily cleanable. Base cove provided. (1 pt.)
PUBLIC HEALTH REASON
Floors must be kept clean, free of any build up of food spills, dirt and refuse. The accumulation of soil on floors increases the potential for contamination of food, equipment and utensils. It also provides food and harborage for rodents and insects, such as flies and cockroaches. To facilitate easy cleaning, floors must be maintained and constructed to be smooth, durable, non-absorbent and easily cleanable. Floor-wall junctures must be tightly coved with concave cove base to prevent moisture and food residue from collecting in corners and along walls. Utility penetrations must be sealed to eliminate insect and rodent harborage and to prevent moisture penetrating into or through the floor.
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