Slowly but surely, we are entering the “new normal.” With the increased urgency for better hygiene & sanitation, commercial facilities all across the world will have to upgrade with the latest equipment to foster a clean, safe environment. But, which products are an absolute must?
In this article, we’ll look at the top five essential items to have in your commercial facility, emphasize the importance of each & give you some buying tips. Let’s get started.
1. Hand Sinks
It’s no secret that hand sinks are the talk of the town ever since the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began. The #1 defense against the virus is washing your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds. That practice is efficient, but you will need an actual hand sink to get the task done properly.
The market is filled with many hand sink varieties such as wall mounted, free standing & even portable ones. Our advice is to strategically set up hand sinks throughout your facility to minimize patron or staff travel as much as possible. No patron wants to trek across a facility to just wash their hands. Keeping the logical amount of hand sinks within a certain distance will only promote better hygiene & give a better impression of your business. Image is everything.
On a side note, if you are planning to incorporate more hand sinks, then you will need the right faucets, soap dispensers & towel dispensers to complement your equipment. Leaving out any of these critical pieces can spell disaster & facility hygiene cannot be fully achieved.
If you are running a large commercial facility with many staff members, investing in multi-station hand sinks can be valuable. These sinks cut down on wait times & ultimately increase employee productivity.
Lastly, most hand sinks can be converted to be hands-free operated. The benefits of this are tremendous. Faucets, soap dispensers & towel dispensers can be operated by a simple wave of your hand. If you want more control of the faucet, foot pedal/knee valves can also be installed for precise water output.
2. Sterilizer Cabinets
Knives & other cutlery are some of the most commonly used utensils in any commercial kitchen. This means that they will have to be thoroughly rinsed & washed as much as possible to avoid possible cross-contamination.
You’ll have to take it to the next level by using a sophisticated UV light cleaning method. This is where a sterilizer cabinet comes into play.
With a sterilizer cabinet, you do not have to soak your utensils in cleaning chemicals for long periods of time to totally disinfect them. This can become expensive & potentially damage your utensils. Instead, a sterilizer cabinet uses UV light to destroy 99.9% of microorganisms. This ensures that your utensils will be looking new & cross contamination is completely eliminated.
3. Floor Troughs
The absolute worst possible scenario in any work area is a slip & fall accident. How do you avoid those? Floor troughs are the answer.
Floor troughs end the problem of pooling/standing water, making your work area clean & sanitary. No employee wants to perform simple tasks in flooded water. Floor troughs alleviate that problem.
There are many varieties of floor troughs & gratings available in the market. Try to choose the best arrangement based on your layout.
4. Utility Sinks
Utility sinks, or mop sinks, give your staff a convenient place to fill & empty mop buckets, clean mops and other supplies, and acquire water for other tasks. Keeping your facility clean is the best way to achieve the best hygienic environment possible. Utility sinks aid in that goal.
Mop water is full of germs & dirt, so the worst thing you can do is to dispose of it in a place where other people are going to be exposed to it. Dump it into mop sink instead to avoid any contamination.
5. Mop Sink Cabinets
If you need an item on a larger scale, mop sink cabinets are the perfect substitute for a janitor’s closet. They are the ultimate asset for any janitor in your facility.
Mop sink cabinets allow you to keep all of your necessary cleaning supplies, mops, mop buckets, etc. all in one location. You’ll never have to scramble around for cleaners or detergents again. This is all in an effort to maintain a hygienic environment with ease & efficiency.
At IMC/Teddy, we manufacture a full suite of hygienic & safety equipment to safeguard against germs & bacteria in your facility. By promoting a clean environment, you will keep your staff & customers at ease. In today’s world, that means absolutely everything. For a closer look at all IMC hand sinks, click here.