07/24/2012

Touch-Free Washroom Retrofit Benefits

Touch-free washroom retrofits can cut down on waste and cross-contamination with automation

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Retrofit your washroom with touchless fixtures to increase the likelihood of proper handwashing practices.

Whether you’re trying to decrease natural resource consumption or absenteeism, touchless washroom fixtures may benefit your facility’s efforts.

The rapidly evolving technology eliminates the need for manual fixture operation, lowering the risk of cross-contamination. Meanwhile, the equipment dispenses only as much water, soap, warm air, or paper toweling as needed to cut down on waste.

Fewer Resources and Sick Days
Sustainability initiatives and hygiene considerations are frequent motivators for touchless retrofits. Eliminating the risk of wasteful practices, like faucets left running, can result in considerable savings, says Rick Nortier, product manager for faucets with manufacturer Sloan Valve.

“The CDC recommendations call for a rinse, soap for 15 seconds, a final rinse, and using a paper towel to turn off the manual faucet,” Nortier explains. “The whole time you’re soaping and drying your hands, the water is still running. If you don’t rely on the user to turn the water off, however, you’ll save water and money.”

Many users are loath to touch washroom handles, levers, and buttons for fear of cross-contamination, Nortier adds, which can lead to fewer users washing their hands properly.

“People would prefer to touch as little as possible while in a restroom, such as avoiding cranks on paper towel dispensers,” says Bill Gagnon, vice president of marketing and key accounts for Excel Dryer. “Having a hands-free environment eliminates those concerns and increases usability.”


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