Why should you use portable sinks?

Posted by mike tyler on August 5th, 2019

How about washing your hands with fresh hot/cold water in areas where you cannot afford plumbing or where traditional sinks cannot be used?

The portable sink is the solution to this. They provide hot and cold running water in environments where plumbing or running water is inaccessible. 

There are four types of portable sinks:

  • First type is the single compartment portable sink which has a single basin used mostly as shampoo sinks in hair salons
  • Second type is the 2 compartment sink which has two basins
  • Third type is the 3 compartment sink which has three basins for the time when more than two people need the sink at the same time
  • Fourth type is the 4 compartment sink which has multiple uses

 You don’t have to do much work while operating this. You simply need to unbox them, fill them with water, plug into the electric socket and then you have a fully functional wash basin. 

The way in which water is dispensed can also vary among different brands. The sink may have faucet or foot-pump operation to dispense water.Depending on your need, hot water portable hand washing sink is a great way to meet health inspection requirements.

 Where can portable sinks be used?

An interesting fact is that portable sinks can be used about anywhere! Their mobility makes them an ideal solution to wash your hands whether you work in a medical clinic, beauty salon or classroom where having a traditional sink is not feasible.

 Common applications for portable sinks include:

  • Daycares and early learning centres
  • Medical offices, Dentist stations, etc
  • Spas and salons-hair washing stations
  • Commercial/Food Service Operations
  • Outdoor camping areas, etc

How do the portable sinks operate?

Whether it is a two compartment, three compartment or four compartment sink they all work in the same way.

Move the portable sink to the desired location and plug the unit into an outlet. The tanks are easy to connect and disconnect whether it’s time to refill the tank with fresh water or dispense out the waste water. The portable sink tanks are easy to replace and remove since they are made from plastic. Also the portable sinks contain electric water heater and pump. Allow the heater to warm up and then test the temperature.Generally it will heat up to 40 degrees above room temperature or so . It’s adjustable. Different models have different specifications. You should read the description and feature for your specific model. The hot water dispensing faucet will need battery operated or propane powered water heater whereas the cold water models have foot-pumps and do not use heaters. 

The tanks come in various sizes based on manufacturer and generally range from 5-7 gallons.

They are sufficient for 40-80 handwashes! Well that’s more than enough if you are thinking of staying outdoors for a week or 10 days!

Garden sink idea!

If you have a vegetable garden outside your home and washing the veggies in the kitchen sink is becoming messy and unhygienic you can install a garden sink in your garden.

Similarly if you hold outdoor parties like birthday anniversary or provide catering for outdoor events then also you can install a garden sink. The most common material that is used for this type of sink is stainless steel. Durable and cost-effective, stainless steel sinks are available in a wide variety of designs.

Now comes the question “How do I get water into the sink?”

You can opt for plumbing which is quite expensive. So the effective solution to this is using portable sinks which are available, as we know,with a small basin, wheels and garden hose connections for supply as well as for drainage.

How to decide what to buy?

By now you know how having a portable basin for your needs solves some of the major hygiene problems, avoids messiness and dirty water from spewing all over, you might consider buying one for yourself. The Portable Sink Depot is one such company which provides one, two, three and even four compartment portable sink having facility for both hot and cold water.Their water pumps, water heaters and electrical components meet UL and CSA standards and the water lines are FDA approved. They provide 2 years warranty on the whole system and 5 years warranty on the water heater.

 Keeping all these points in mind I am sure you will make a right decision according to your needs.

mike tyler

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