Looking to Buy a Mobile Containment Unit?
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A hospital is a place where people go to recover from sickness. Due to the sensitive immune systems of many patients, much emphasis is placed on its cleanliness. However, during a maintenance activity, the dust particles produced can pose a serious health hazard. These dust particles can cause respiratory problems, infections and can even trigger the growth of mold and mildew in the hospital. In order to prevent further ailments, many hospitals are now required to use a mobile containment unit during a maintenance activity. If you are a facility manager planning to order a mobile containment unit, then consider following four things before placing an order.
Size of Mobile Containment Unit
The mobile containment unit you choose must be able to be moved throughout your facility. Some units can be completely broken down, which is ok when you are working in one area and don’t have to move the unit. However, if you have multiple places that need containment, this option may be too time consuming to be productive.
If you get a unit that moves on wheels, be sure it fits through your doorways and on elevators. Additionally, be sure that the unit meets your height requirements. For example, if you have 13-foot ceilings, you need a unit that will match that height.
Ease of Use
Another factor to consider when choosing a containment unit is how easy it is to use. How many people does it require? How quickly can it be ready to filter out the airborne particles? Do you need any special training?
Material and Durability
Some mobile containment units are made of plastic while others are made from metal. Plastic ones can be less expensive but they won’t last very long. If you want to purchase a mobile containment unit for long term use, then you should invest in a one that is made from sheet metal as it is highly durable.
It is very important to clean the unit soon after it has been used as the dirt and debris can attach to the walls of the containment unit. Cleaning a hard-sided containment unit is easier than cleaning vinyl ones.
Choosing the right containment unit is an important step to keeping patients safe in sensitive areas. Be sure to choose one that meets all of your needs.
The Solution mobile containment units have been aiding in infection control in hospitals across the U.S. for over a decade. For more information about which model is right for you, or to order, call 800-822-8489 or click here to request an online quote.