CMS regulations require that all physical plants of healthcare facilities be maintained and developed in a manner to ensure the safety and well being of patients.
Maintaining the physical plant of healthcare facilities is essential to provide optimal patient care. The facility’s roof is the first line of defense against external elements which can cause damage to building materials, internal equipment, and patient satisfaction.
Just one leak can damage expensive leased or owned medical devices. Water and eventually mold can invade essential gas lines.
A facility’s roofing system does not just protect the inside of a physical plant from external elements, but it also holds your facility’s ventilation and HVAC systems.
In compliance with CMS rules as well as The Joint Commission (EC.02.05.01), these systems are checked far more often than other industries.
This extra foot traffic on the roof system can cause premature wear and possible failure.