A newly constructed hospital in North Carolina was facing the same unique concerns and specialized plumbing needs that affect all healthcare facilities — protecting the safety and health of patients, providers, visitors, staff and the greater community.
Like many hospitals, the new 150,000-square-foot, 46-bed facility required faucets for patient rooms, surgical areas, janitorial support areas, public restrooms and more. Each application had differing requirements — from issues related to hygiene to providing heavy-duty performance and ease of use. The facility as a whole also incorporated a sustainability initiative.
T&S was one of two plumbing manufacturers with products that would meet the specifications set by the engineer, which focused on energy conservation through the use of hydrogenerators to power hands-free sensor faucets.
Hydrogenerators harness the flow of water to power electronic faucets, eliminating the need for batteries or electrical power.
A reputation for reliability, along with a dedication to providing superior customer service with fast, on-time delivery, made T&S the leading choice for the project contractor, and T&S Brass products were selected and installed across the facility.
Other features that made T&S products ideal for the hospital were sensor faucets’ auto-flush, which automatically flows water for 30 seconds after 12 hours of faucet inactivity to prevent stagnation, and a variety of ADA-compatible products, particularly critical in hospital settings.
T&S knows how to outfit hospitals because they’ve been providing specialty plumbing equipment to the healthcare industry for more than 60 years. From hospital rooms and surgical suites to assisted living facilities and more, T&S range of products helps meet the unique needs of healthcare facilities.
Facilities addressing the increased prevalence of Legionnaire’s Disease can turn to T&S’ plain-end spouts, which include no aeration at the outlet to prevent germs from spreading into the air. Sustainability initiatives are supported by low-flow products and hydrogenerators that reduce the consumption of water and energy at every turn.
Essential hygiene needs are addressed by T&S’ antimicrobial coating and reliable knee and pedal valves that prevent possible contamination from faucet handles in highly sensitive areas.
By providing top-performing, long-lasting and resource-conserving products, T&S is helping hospitals function safely, reliably and sustainably for years to come.