Importance of Portable Sinks Amid COVID-19

Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic that reportedly originated in China in December 2019 has already affected the lives of millions of people in various ways. The deadly disease continues to spread rapidly across the globe, making effective hand hygiene measures even more important than ever. World Health Organization (WHO) has released several guidelines on the importance of washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Handwashing is one of the most effective ways to prevent transmission of various diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, typhoid, and now the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) too. Therefore, millions of people are heeding the advice of health experts to wash their hands at regular intervals. Although alcohol-based sanitizers are being widely used by people amid this COVID-19 pandemic, many health experts have quoted that “washing hands with soap and water is by far the most useful approach to control the spread of the COVID infection.”

Handwashing with soap is critical in the fight against COVID-19 but 3 billion people around the world have no ready access to wash their hands with soap. According to a recent report on the Clinical Services Journal website, portable handwashing stations are becoming an important part of the hand hygiene strategy. Portable handwashing sinks are now being installed in front of public and private commercial buildings, at transport hubs, homes, and in all the public places which attract dense population.

How Do Portable Sinks Work?

Portable sinks can be of different types such as one compartment, two-compartment, three-compartment or four compartments sink with similar basic functionality. The cabinet comprises of two different tanks where one facilitates freshwater and other wastewater. Refilling the tanks with freshwater or dispensing out the wastewater is a simple task as these tanks can be easily attached and detached.

The portable sink tanks are made from different types of materials and provide easy maneuverability. Some portable sinks contain electric water heater and pump within the cabinet to provide warm water. The hot water models of portable sinks come with battery-operated or propane-powered heaters whereas the cold-water models come with foot-pumps.

Deployment of Portable Sinks At The Point of Need

Now with lockdowns lifting and various restrictions easing up in many countries across the world, maintaining hand hygiene becomes all the more critical. The offices, marketplaces, and restaurants are opening-up and thus, portable sinks must be deployed at the right places. Portable sinks should be appropriate for the intended user(s) or the use case i.e. households, marketplaces, healthcare facilities, schools, offices, places of worship, public transportation hubs, quarantine centers, etc.

Deployment of portable sinks in public places will encourage people to wash their hands with soap and water which is key in preventing human-to-human transmission of COVID-19. However, while deploying these portable sinks, three sets of criteria should be taken into consideration:

  1. The portable sink should enable recommended handwashing.
  2. The design should be favorable for local manufacturing and management with adequate use of water and soap.
  3. The design should be user-friendly, pleasant, and convenient for all users including handicapped individuals.
  4. The design should also allow easy regular cleaning/ disinfecting of taps, basins, soap dispensers, and frequently touched surfaces.

The deployment of portable sinks will also depend on the facility for which it is being used for and the space available. There are different types of portable sinks that serve different purposes. So if you are looking for portable sinks for restaurants, shops, offices, hospitals, or any kind of public or private space, you can count on Portable Sink Depot to get the best quality handwashing stations.

Portable Sink Depot houses a wide range of self-contained portable sinks in the market. The product range includes Portable Handwash Sink, Stainless Steel Handwash Sink, Portable Shampoo Sink, Self-Contained Portable Sink, Portable Glass Bowl Sink and all portable sink accessories. All the portable sinks are of the highest quality and come at affordable prices.

Benefits of Portable Sinks

The benefits and importance of portable sinks amid the COVID-19 pandemic have become more evident. One of the fundamental benefits of portable sinks is to provide effective and high-quality handwashing in places where traditional handwashing stations cannot be deployed. If used correctly, portable sinks act as the first line of defense against germs, and in a crisis like COVID-19 pandemic, they are becoming a popular option and the promotional face of hand hygiene across the world.

Portable sinks can be used at various places including indoors and outdoors. They are often deployed at grand festivals where food is available to provide an outdoor handwashing option to people. In the context of COVID-19, the installation of portable sinks at public places like restaurants, shops, offices, residential buildings, hospitals, schools, places of worship, playgrounds, etc. will be highly beneficial in controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The portable stainless steel handwash sink is a high-quality sink that allows easy mobility for handwashing wherever it is required. This portable sink can be used in different places including indoor settings such as classrooms, food service, terrace, garden, and other indoor locations. Portable sinks like this help to stop the spread of numerous illnesses by eliminating germs through basic handwashing hygiene. Indoor handwashing is equally important as outdoor. It is vital to wash hands when preparing food or eating, giving medicine to a sick or injured person, removing/putting-in contact lenses & masks, handling garbage, using household chemicals, or after touching anything that could be contaminated with coronavirus.

Maintain Hand Hygiene with Portable Sinks

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is very important to follow all the guidelines issued by WHO. Along with wearing masks and maintaining social distancing, washing hands with soap and water is of paramount importance. The importance of portable sinks has increase manifold times amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Governments, healthcare experts, and various organizations are continuously spreading awareness about maintaining complete hygiene to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Portable sinks are undoubtedly the clog that is supporting the efforts of all such organizations.

 

 

The Must-Have Portable Sink Accessories

Portable sinks are independent units that provide handwashing facilities with hot or cold running water in circumstances where there is no access to plumbing or running water. They are very convenient to use, you simply unpack the unit from its packaging, keep the mobile sink in the desired location, fill the tank with water, and plug them into an electrical socket. They can be set up and operated in almost any location that has access to a power plug. Also, some models come with battery or propane power so they can be operated without electricity too.

Portable sink accessories are used to enhance the functionality of portable sinks. There are various accessories that further ease out your work. However, portable sink accessories vary by portable sink manufacturer and model. For example – for foodservice operations in restaurants, deeper sink basins are useful rather than a simple one.

Portable Sink Accessories

Portable sink accessories can add to the functionality of your portable sink. At Portable Sink Depot, we offer a wide range of accessories to help ensure your portable sink is operating at full efficiency. Our collection of accessories includes dual sink faucet, kitchen sink soap dispenser, hands-free faucet, foot pedal switch, and much more. You can find the highest quality portable sink accessories at Portable Sink Depot.

Fill N Roll Tank Dolly Kit with Full Tube

The fill n roll dolly kit enables you to easily move heavy filled water tanks of your portable sink. The dolly kit comes with two non-skid strips to prevent the tank from moving while on the dolly. The water tank dolly kit comes with the fill tube which you can use to fill the tank directly from the faucet. The tube is very useful in filling the water tank and transferring it to the portable sink. The fill tube has a rubber adapter to fit most faucets. The weight of the dolly kit is 6 lbs and it is made in the USA. The fill n roll tank dolly kit with a full tube will cost you around $119.

Dual Sink Faucet

This dual sink faucet is multipurpose as it can be used as an eyewash faucet also.

Its dual functionality allows you to use it for normal purposes and also for eyewash in case of any emergency. The faucet has one-step activation for eye washing which makes it very convenient to use. This dual sink faucet is compatible with all kinds of portable sinks including indoor and outdoor sinks. The faucet is chrome plated brass pipe and fittings for a bright and reflective finish. This eyewash faucet is manufactured as per ANSI Standard Z358.1 that makes it a reliable portable sink accessory.

NOTE: To avoid burning of eyes from hot water, disconnect the hot water supply to the faucet before using the eyewash faucet for eye washing.

Kitchen Sink Soap Dispenser

The kitchen sink soap dispenser is a great way to keep cleanliness at your fingertips. It can be easily attached to any kind of portable sinks. It is a great replacement for a lost or damaged sink soap dispenser. On the design front, it flaunts a curved chrome finish that is built to last. Its enhanced ergonomic design adds elegance and value to your portable sink. To use this kitchen soap dispenser, you need to simply fill the soap into the desired bottleneck and refit the curved nozzle and tube to its default position to start using the soap dispenser. To refill the soap, just pull out the nozzle and tube and follow the same procedure. This product will cost you around $38.

Paper Towel Holder

The paper towel holder is another accessory that goes well with the portable sinks. It is an arrangement that holds paper towels together and one can pull them down to use it. It comes with natural spring insert arms for easy-loading. The stylish black rubbers on either side of the paper towel holder are very effective in holding the towel roll in place during the tear. It ensures effortless ripping by providing a smooth rotation. It can be easily mounted on side of the cabinet and the stylish design will surely accent your home interiors. This paper towel holder is made from high-quality materials and comes with a quick-release knob. To change the towels, you just need to squeeze the buttons and pull the knob. It costs around $38.

Hands-Free Faucet With Motion Sensor

This is an automatic faucet that can be attached with portable sinks for hands-free operation. It comes with a motion sensor that allows you to turn the water on and off without touching the faucet. As soon as you move your hands under the faucet, the sensor will turn on the water flow.

This portable sink accessory is great for reducing exposure to germs on the handles and also helps in saving water during hand wash. Its importance increases multifold during the spread of any infectious diseases. The faucet body is made up of water-resistant material for longer faucet life. This hands-free faucet can be used with multiple types of portable sinks including the kitchen sink, garden sink, commercial sinks, etc. This automatic faucet will cost you around $98.

Foot Pedal Switch

Foot pedal switch is another portable sink accessory that is perfect for avoiding the spread of various infections. You can use the foot pedal switch to control the water flow without touching it with your hands. It comes with a plastic texturized pedal top that ensures maximum durability and foot grip. The design of our foot pedal switch is such that it is easy to use and its ergonomics is better. This foot pedal switch is widely used in various places right from industries to households. You can use it for hands-free operation of your portable indoor hand wash sinks also. This product will cost you around $110.

5 Gallon Water Bottle

The 5 Gallon water bottle is made from 100% Polycarbonate that ensures longer life of the water bottle. It has a glasslike appearance but it’s lightweight in nature. The structure of the bottle is such that it comes with a handle which makes it very convenient to carry from one place to another. It is a great option for storing water and there will be no issue of leaching. Also, the water bottle is odor-free so you don’t have to worry about water catching any odor. This water bottle costs around $35.

Portable Sink Depot is your one-stop-shop for all your portable sink accessories. Choose any portable sink accessory that you need and we will deliver the best quality products at your home.