Clean water is a resource that many people take for granted, but contamination can come from sources you may not expect. Learn how to keep your water supply clean to ensure the health and safety of yourself, your employees, and your clients.
Water filters are especially important in areas with hard water, but they’re effective in any situation, providing more purity and superior taste at the fraction of the cost of bottled water. Make sure you have a proper filtration system installed. Adding filters to your faucets will also ensure you’re not drinking or washing your hands with bacteria-ridden water. This is especially crucial in a health care environment.
Be Cautious with Drains
Keep an eye on what you’re flushing down the toilet or pouring down the drain. Dispose of tampon applicators and baby wipes in a trash can, not in the toilet. Do not pour paint or cleaning supplies down your sinks’ drains. You should especially dispose of medications properly. Encourage patients to bring them to authorized drug collection sites.
Maintain Plumbing Systems
Your plumbing system also plays a key role in the flow and quality of your water supply. Have a plumber audit your system and look for potential issues such as leaks, rusted pipes, or backflow—a reversed flow of water that can not only affect water pressure but also contaminate your water supply with waste and bacteria. Ask your plumber to install a backflow prevention device in your building. This will keep water moving in the right direction and prevent contaminants from remaining in your office’s water supply.
It’s easy to let unwanted chemicals stagnate in a water supply, but it’s also easy to combat contamination. Learning how to keep your water supply clean is essential to ensuring cleaner water for your business and for the health of your clients, your employees, and yourself.