How to Ensure a Successful Meritech Hand Washer Installation
Installing a CleanTech® Automated Handwashing Station is easier than you may think! In three simple steps your system is ready to use. However there are some important things to consider when installing your Meritech hand washer system to help it run at its best. In this post I'll review everything you need to know to ensure a successful CleanTech® installation.
First off, let me introduce myself, I'm Shawna Linquist the Customer Success Manager here at Meritech. I help with everything service related from onboarding new customers, to helping with installations, providing virtual service support and coordinating in-person visits by our service team. In this post, I want to cover something that I get a lot of questions about: the installation of a CleanTech® Automated Handwashing Station.
3 Simple Steps to a Meritech Hand Washer Installation
An installation of a CleanTech® Automated Handwashing Station is really just three simple steps:
1. Hook up the Drain Hose
For step one, attach the drain hose and attach it using a clamp. After the clamp is tightened, tug on the hose to ensure it is secure.
2. Attach the Water Hoses
Next connect, the hot and cold water hoses. We recommend you use the hoses supplied by Meritech to ensure that you have adequate hot and cold water flowing to the system. This is important for water flow and to ensure a comfortable temperature for users.
3. Plug in the CleanTech® Station
Finally plug in the CleanTech® Automated Handwashing Station. Run a couple of cycles to check for leaks from the hoses and you're done!
Check out this video to see me install a CleanTech® system with these 3 simple steps!
Considerations for a Successful Meritech Hand Washer Installation
Installing a CleanTech® Automated Handwashing Station is truly easy, but there are some things to consider before installation that will help ensure that your CleanTech® station runs at its best:
CleanTech® Station Location and the 3P's
The main thing that you should consider for a CleanTech® install is the location of the station. In any industry, if the automated handwashing station is not located in an area where people are going to be washing their hands, they're not going to use it. To make sure it's in the proper location, look at the 3P's or the People, the Place and the Product.
It's important to consider who's using the stations, where these users are going afterwards and how they're traveling through the facility throughout the day to make sure that core, supplementary and satellite hygiene zones are set up with Meritech hand washer stations so people can wash their hands, eliminate cross-contamination between production areas and stop the spread of pathogens at your facility.
I go into more detail about location in our install podcast - Listen to it here!
Plumbing for a CleanTech® Handwashing Station
For a CleanTech® Handwashing station you just need an electrical outlet, cold and hot water hookups and a drain. If you're an international customer with different hookups we'll actually include adaptors to ensure that our systems can work with your country's utility requirements.
The three most important things when it comes to plumbing are water pressure and flow, temperature and utility access. One of the most common questions I get in terms of plumbing is "Do we need both hot and cold water hookups?" In short, yes. Not only do both of these hookups ensure adequate water flow to the system but they also ensure a comfortable water temperature for users. This is important as if the water temperature is too cold, nobody will want to use the system. Fortunately, you won't ever have to worry about the water being too hot or burning anyone's hands - There's an automatic shut-off switch in the CleanTech® system if the water is too hot for a user's hands.
I go into more detail about plumbing in our install podcast - Listen to it here!
Overall, a CleanTech® system is really easy to install, but having the right location and the right plumbing and utility connections ensure that the system runs at its best and supports handwashing best practices at your facility. If you have any questions about installing a CleanTech® Automated Handwashing Station reach out to me, Shawna - your Customer Success Manager - I'm here to help!