Protecting health. Ensuring safety. Promoting wellness. The unique and demanding mission of healthcare facilities means these locations have specialized plumbing needs. From patient rooms and surgical suites to pharmacies, laboratories, kitchens and restrooms, T&S Brass has been helping healthcare facilities of every kind outfit for safety, hygiene and efficiency for decades.
Protecting the health and safety of patients, staff and visitors is paramount for hospitals, and that means protecting the water supply from possible contamination.
Aerators are often not selected for healthcare applications because the mixing of room air into the water flow may introduce pathogens, making the water less safe for vulnerable populations. Selecting laminar flow outlets or plain end spouts reduces that potential, providing safer water for drinking, handwashing and other needs.
In addition, T&S sensor faucets are equipped with an automatic line purge function, which automatically runs water for 30 seconds if the faucet hasn’t been activated in 12 hours. This activation prevents stagnation in the water lines that can lead to bacteria build up.
One of the best ways healthcare providers can keep their hands clean is to touch as few surfaces as possible. That’s one of the reasons T&S offers a complete line of hands-free devices specifically for the healthcare industry.
Hands-free sensor faucets prevent the possibility of recontamination from soiled faucet handles. And knee and pedal valves allow users to activate water flow remotely — keeping hands away from potentially dirty handles, particularly in the hospitals’ most sensitive areas like surgical scrub sinks.
T&S also offers an antimicrobial coating that hinders microbes’ ability to grow and flourish on faucet surfaces. The clear finish helps prevent the accumulation of bacteria, molds, mildew and fungi on commonly touched surfaces, reducing the possibility of transmission.
Hospitals account for about 7 percent of all commercial water use in the U.S., and 35 percent of hospital water use happens in the sinks and restrooms.
T&S offers a variety of products that can boost sustainability and save money by reducing water flow without sacrificing critical cleaning performance.
Low-flow options cut excessive water use during common activities like handwashing, and vandal-resistant aerators prevent removal that can lead to dramatically increased — and often undetected — water flow.
Choosing hydrogenerators to power sensor faucets can also save on battery or energy costs while providing uninterrupted service to faucets, even in the event of a power outage.
Learn more about how T&S serves the healthcare industry at www.tsbrass.com.