Everything You Need to Know About IMC Service Sinks

We’ve spoken about multi-station hand sinks & their important role in improving personal hygiene while cutting down on wait times. However, if you need a dedicated janitorial sink, service sinks fill that role perfectly. 

In this article, we’ll review the differences between multi-station hand sinks & service sinks. We’ll also take a look at the main features of an IMC service sink & how they compare to mop sinks. Let’s get started.

Multi-Station Hand Sinks vs. Service Sinks: What’s the Difference?

Even though both sink types may look similar, their roles in a commercial facility are completely different. Multi-station hand sinks are primarily used for handwashing & personal hygiene. They are not used for filling buckets, dumping out dirty water & so on. Conversely, using a service sink to wash your hands is strictly prohibited.




The truth of the matter is service sinks are used  primarily by janitors & building maintenance personnel, who keep the premises clean on a regular basis. When janitors clean the facility, the dirt & grime ends up in a bucket, which is then dumped out into the service sink. This makes service sinks a haven for germs & bacteria. This goes against the main principle of handwashing, which is to kill germs & bacteria. To sum up, keeping hand sinks & service sinks separate is pivotal in maintaining facility hygiene & avoiding any cross contamination.


Main Features of IMC Service Sinks

IMC service sinks are constructed from durable 16GA stainless steel type 300 series with rolled front & ends. The rolled edge along the front section keeps the area sanitary by limiting splashes & overflow when filling/dumping up buckets. Each IMC service sink includes an 8″ high backsplash to accommodate optional faucets. If you have your hands full,  electronic faucets are available to give you the most convenient experience.

IMC manufactures two types of service sinks: SCB-1 & SCB-2.

SCB-1 accommodates 1 faucet & has a 16″ deep sink bowl.

SCB-2 accommodates 2 faucets & has a 8″ deep sink bowl.

Choose the best one based on your facility size, volume & requirements.


Are Service Sinks a Replacement for Mop Sinks?

The short answer is no. Mop sinks & service sinks can actually work together to make an efficient facility cleaning system. Mop sinks are primarily located on the floor while service sinks are typically wall mounted. 

Also, depending on your plumbing, some facility areas are better suited for mop sinks while others are better suited for service sinks. Another factor is that some local codes may require a certain number of mop & service sinks to be present inside the facility. Both achieve the same goal – maintaining facility hygiene.

At IMC/Teddy, we continue to manufacture service sinks to help your maintain facility safety & hygiene. With the recent outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), washing has become the most important task in any commercial facility. For a closer look at Model #SCB service sinks, click here.

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