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May

05

2020

Maintaining Your Healthcare Facility During COVID-19

Hospitals are bracing for the next wave of patients, maintenance is working overtime and leaders are trying to stay ahead of the curve. Healthcare facilities are currently preparing for unprecedented amounts of influx- and now is the time to make sure your critical systems are up to par.

Apart from standard facilities, medical buildings have specialty regulations for the required upkeep of those systems. To ensure the safety, health, and comfort of occupants, a reliable and timely on-demand service provider is necessary to deliver quality expertise to essential pieces of equipment.

With impressive response times, TDIndustries (TD) technicians have the industry knowledge to meet your demands. While planned downtime to accommodate maintenance needs cannot be forecasted in these facilities, our Partners can provide rapid solutions and opportunities to mitigate risk over the lifetime of your building. A few considerations are outlined below:

HVAC & Indoor Air Quality

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Cleanliness and humidity are essential to the wellbeing and resiliency of your medical facility. These buildings have higher filtration requirements that result in a controlled environment conducive to keeping occupants healthy and safe while spending time in the hospital.

There are different types of filters that enable a healthcare facility’s air quality to remain at optimal levels and secure the area as sterile. These specialized filters are in accordance with American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standard 62.1 for Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality. TD follows all standards set forth by ASHRAE and provides industry training to all technicians to stay vigilant in protecting the health of your facility.

Preventing Electrical System Failures

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The last thing a medical building needs is to lose access to critical electrical systems, and now that reliability is acutely paramount. Generators serve as the emergency power bank in the event of an electrical outage. These systems require a quarterly test to safeguard against potential shortcomings, and TD has the capacity to support the testing of these load banks. These tests are designed to push the generator performance at 100 percent for a given amount of time to determine if additional action needs to be taken to prevent a total system failure. The emergency panels and automatic transfer switch with the city must be properly functioning to reinforce the system in the event of an emergency.

 

Monitor Plumbing Backflow & Bacteria Prevention

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Medical institutions require high sanitation standards, and plumbing is at the root. Unsanitary water carries pathogens that in a medical setting become an inherent risk of infection and disease. This can cause additional issues for individuals that may be immunocompromised or have underlying health issues. That is why preventative maintenance of these fundamental systems has proven crucial in sustaining a hygienic atmosphere. With backflow prevention, TD can help to reduce the prospects of water contamination and prevent bacteria growth.

Trust in TD

Building a foundation of trust is at the heart of TD’s company culture. By providing competent, safety-driven solutions and rapid response times, TD alleviates the pains your facility is experiencing so you can focus on what matters most, your patients. Submit a service call form or give us a call at 1-800-864-7717 to learn how TD can take care of your critical infrastructure so you can focus on your core business. Our emergency service contact center is available 24/7/365 to handle your needs in real time.

 

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