Healthcare and industrial settings tend to have hygiene standards higher than the average facility and their restroom and washroom fixtures reflect this. In the age of COVID-19, public and commercial spaces are rethinking building design and many owners are installing sensor and antimicrobial devices to keep disease at bay.

Sensor bathroom fixtures have been around since the 1980s, and they are making a comeback in many establishments to help protect staff and customers from infection. Electronic fixtures are operated by sensors that scan for objects in its detection area and activates the operation, whether it’s turning on the faucet or flushing the toilet automatically.

The benefits of electronic fixtures (water and energy conservation, antimicrobial features, ease of use, etc.) are obvious and trump the disadvantages. While sensor devices tend to be more expensive than manual units, they quickly pay for themselves.

One of the biggest complaints from users is the failure of sensors to detect objects. You have to wave your hands several times to get the faucet to work, for example. For brand-new units, this is usually caused by something covering the sensor area. Older units may simply need a new battery or a tune up.

Wash Fountains

The lavatory area can be high risk due to multiple people standing close together. Sensor faucets, dispensers and dryers can be installed along with antimicrobial solid surface sinks to make the space as safe and hygienic as possible.

In settings where space is limited, wash fountains are the best alternative. Wash fountains are freestanding systems that take up significantly less space than lavatories of equal capacity. AquaDesign wash fountains save up to 30 percent floor and wall space compared to an equal number of traditional lavatories.

They are designed for use by large groups of people, with some units supporting up to 8 users at the same time. In addition, the compact and space saving design offer an efficient traffic pattern in busy areas like factories.

AquaDesign Sanispray Sensor Washfountains

AquaDesign provides wash fountains in all sizes and with many types of activation. Our circular, semi-circular and corner washfountains fit any space requirement and has anti-vandal features for durability.

Sanispray Sensor Circular Washfountain

The circular washfountain is designed for 6 to 8 users and ideal for use in areas with heavy traffic that lack free wall space. Each of the stations have their own micro-processor, battery and sensor that controls each solenoid valve. The stainless-steel bowl measures 39-54 inches and is supported by a pedestal of 12-gauge steel that houses supply and vent pipes and supports the water distribution head.

The bowl has a parabolic shape for extra strength. This keeps water spray and splashes inside the bowl and makes the unit self-cleaning and self-draining. For ultimate safety and hygiene, the bowl can be supplied with an antimicrobial solid surface. Solid surface is made from composite material that have no crevices or seams where germs can hide. The unit can also be supplied with a hands-free soap dispenser with a preset amount of soap per shot.

Sanispray Sensor Semi-Circular Washfountain

The semi-circular Sanispray sensor washfountain is a standalone lavatory that can serve from 3 to 5 users at the same time. It is ideal for heavy traffic areas with available wall space. Each station has its own sensor to activate water flow.

The stainless-steel bowl is parabolic shaped to keep water, soap and mess inside the bowl. This makes the unit self-cleaning and self-draining. The bowl can be fitted with an antimicrobial solid surface and hands-free soap dispensers can be installed for an automated germ-free environment.

A 12-gauge steel pedestal supports the bowl and stores supply pipes, vent pipes and the water distribution head. The vandal resistant panel at the front prevents tampering of electronic components. Wall braces are not needed as the vent pipe serves as the central tie part for the rigid assembly.

Sanispray Sensor Corner Washfountain

When wall space is limited in high traffic areas, the Sanispray sensor corner washfountain is recommended as an alternative to traditional lavatory systems. It serves up to 3 users simultaneously. The ADA-compliant corner washfountain is pre-assembled and pre-plumbed for fast and easy installation (either floor mounted or wall hung).

The stainless-steel parabolic bowl is self-draining, self-cleaning and contributes to LEED requirements. The design ensures that water stays in the bowl. Spray nozzles are vandal resistant and have built-in automatic flow control to reduce water waste. The pedestal support also comes with a vandal resistant access panel to prevent damage to internal components.

To learn more, visit our Sanispray sensor wash fountains page or contact us today!