“Awesome product. We flat specified it!”

April 14, 2021Medical, All
Mount Sinai Building Supervisor swears by Tapmaster® activators

Derrick Muir, Operations Supervisor, Building Services at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital thinks so highly of Tapmaster® hands-free faucet activators (also known as controllers), he’s recommending them to other hospitals.

“It’s an awesome, back-to-basics product,” he says, adding, with a smile, that he believes the installed activators will last another 10 years, until he retires. “I don’t think about them once they’re in.”

 

Muir was there when the first unit was installed as a trial in the Mt Sinai Emergency Room in 2013. Since that time, “that original Emergency Room activator has been used at least every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” he says.

 

And since then, Mt Sinai has installed approximately 900 Tapmaster® hands-free faucet activators and flat-specified the brand for ongoing construction and renovations.

 

That will likely mean several hundred additional units, he says. The current Renew Sinai initiative is the largest and most ambitious redevelopment in Mt Sinai’s history. Many important facilities will be completely redesigned and rebuilt by the end of 2022. The work will include more than 140 distinct projects on 20 floors and about 300,000 square feet of hospital space. That’s the equivalent of five football fields!

 

During our recent Zoom call with Muir, we also asked him: “Would you say Mt Sinai medical staff believes Tapmaster® controllers slow the spread of infection?”

 

Muir’s response: “One hundred percent!”

 

Asked about sensor faucets (the competition), Muir says they’ve had to be replaced numerous times. Cleaners often damaged them, whereas Tapmaster® activators “show no wear and tear.”
Muir also likes that Tapmaster® activators require no electricity. They’ve “held strong through power outages” and Mt Sinai (a Jewish healthcare facility) does not use electricity on the Sabbath.

 

“I recommended Tapmaster® to two other facilities: Sunnybrook and Lakeridge in Oshawa,” Muir says, adding “It’s low maintenance, which is low cost. It has been installed in the public washrooms and on drinking fountains as well. It lasts longer. The new spaces throughout the Mt Sinai hospital system are all Tapmaster®. And no other manufacturer gives me service like Tapmaster®.”

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June 14, 2020Medical, All

Toronto’s Biggest Hospital Still Chooses Tapmaster® to Break the Chain of Infection.

Is it time for hospitals to phase out under-performing sensor faucets?Although used widely in North American hospitals to prevent infection, sensor faucets break down a lot. When that happens, water can run uncontrollably. It’s one way infectious diseases can spread.What if hospitals could get faucet controllers that blocked the spread of infection without breaking down? And what if these superior products didn’t need replacement batteries and also saved water, power and vast sums of money for the hospitals?Tapmaster® Surpassed Emergency Room ExpectationsIn 2012, engineering, maintenance and infection control personnel at Toronto’s Mount Sinai were frustrated with the high repair costs and poor performance of sensor faucets and mechanical pedal valves. A Tapmaster® was installed in the Emergency Room instead. After being used 30 times an hour, 24/7, for four years, it tested “as new”.Mount Sinai staff immediately flat-specified Tapmaster® for renovations throughout the facility. As a result of its stellar performance, several hundred Tapmaster® units have been installed at Mount Sinai since the initial Emergency Room test.
“Off-the-shelf or custom?” “Let’s work together to make your faucets more reliable in preventing infection and less costly to install and run. Backed by 25 years of experience, we can ship off-the-shelf products immediately or customize a solution for you.” - Peter Pubben, President, Tapmaster

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