Healthcare Engineering Why Not Hygienic Water Closets At Home
1.Self-draining taps without goose neck can avoid growth of pathogens
2.Rimless water closets. It is a challenge to get cleaning done in the rims where most of the harmful bacteria survive
3.Thermostatic mixing valves (TMV) to avoid scalding. Avoid hot water burns due to high temperature at homes by using TMVs
Health Care Engineering for Home
Hygenic Installations at Home
SWAR Doctor is responsibly recommending items that are hygienic for installation at home. We encourage buying items for the home that will ensure health value in addition to functionality and appearance.
Wellness at home is the best practice for a healthy life. National Health Services (NHS) has issued good guidance towards sanitary wares for healthcare facilities, ensuring hygiene and infection control.
Why not this guidance be followed at home? A few interesting items are taps, mixing valves, and water closets.
Water Taps / Faucets:
Water stagnant and exposed to open air, like water trapped in gooseneck taps, are prone to the growth of harmful pathogens. Conversely,self-draining taps without a gooseneck can avoid the growth of pathogens.
Thermostatic Mixing Valves:
Scalding while using hot water in wash basins and showers is a major concern in most homes with kids and the elderly. Avoid hot water burns due to hot temperatures at homes by using TMV (Thermostatic Mixing Valves). These devices are designed to allow water at max 46 deg C. Ensure using valves certified as TMV2 and TMV3.
Rimless water closets:
It is challenging to get the cleaning done in the rims where most harmful bacteria survive. The solution is to choose rimless closets. The below picture clearly shows the benefit.
“Wellness at home is the best practice for a healthy life.”
“Self-draining taps without gooseneck can avoid the growth of pathogens.”
“Rimless water closets. It is challenging to get the cleaning done in the rims where most harmful bacteria survive.”
“Thermostatic mixing valves (TMV) to avoid hot water burns due to high temperature at homes. These devices are designed to allow water at max 46 deg C.”