Sloan, the manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems, has published a new Flushometer Maintenance Schedule Brochure, designed to provide a guideline for the life expectancy of manual diaphragm and piston flushometer parts, in addition to the importance of preventative maintenance.
“It’s important to get out in front of maintenance issues before they become a problem,” said Sloan product manager of flushometers, Mike Gipson. “Our comprehensive brochure implements our 111 years of industry experience to highlight the value of being proactive when it comes to maintenance and repairs. With proper care, Sloan flushometers can provide quality service for decades.”
Sloan’s brochure features a maintenance schedule containing an image of the various manual diaphragm and piston flushometer parts, a list of maintenance indicators for tracking, as well as both industry and Sloan standards for each part. Frequent maintenarnce indicators include leaking, a flush cycle that is either too long or too short, missing or distorted threads on brass parts and more.
Flushometers must pass industry tests of 250,000 flushes. In busy commercial restrooms at 4,000 flushes per month, that translates to five years of service. Sloan’s brochure includes the many factors that impact a flushometer’s life cycle.