Chemical Water Treatment Services for Health Care Facilities

Chemical Water Treatment Services for Health Care Facilities

Patient care is the number one priority of health care facilities. Chardon Laboratories knows the impact cooling towers and boilers have on your patients' health. That’s why we offer essential health care water treatment services.

The Importance of Chemical Water Treatment in Health Care Facilities

Water filtration is essential for cleanliness and patient safety. Ongoing chemical treatment and maintenance is a must for closed loops, cooling towers and boilers. Here are some processes that call for clean water and effective filtration.

1. Performing Laboratory Procedures

Water is a common reagent in medical laboratory settings. Even tiny traces of contaminants can compromise lab results and patient data. Clinical laboratories also need high-quality water to prevent bacterial disease.

Additionally, these facilities must comply with testing water guidelines by the Clinical and Laboratories Standards Institute. For these reasons, water quality is a critical consideration in laboratory tests.

2. Cleaning Surgical Instruments

2023 Regulatory Update- The AAMI ST108 has new requirements describing water quality for processing medical devices. We offer services to maintain customer's facilities to these standards. This update and its pertinent information can be viewed here. Without proper cleaning measures, surgical tools can carry contaminants. These pose significant health risks for the next patient. The following medical devices require thorough sterilization to remove bacteria and microorganisms:

  • Forceps
  • Hemostats
  • Scalpels
  • Surgical scissors
  • Retractors

Boiling them in water helps destroy these lingering contaminants, making them safe to use. These sterilization processes require clean, properly treated water.

3. Doing Laundry

Health care facilities handle more than routine medical care. They also perform various cleaning tasks, like washing the following items:

  • Patient gowns
  • Scrubs
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Bedsheets
  • Pillowcases
  • Surgical drapes

Hard water can affect the quality of laundry, making it scratchy, stiff and uncomfortable. It can even cause fabrics to appear off-colored. Additionally, it requires a greater use of soap, chemicals, water and energy, thus increasing utility costs. Proper filtration and maintenance are essential to ensure good water quality for laundry tasks.


Boiler Water Treatment

Boiler Water Treatment

Boilers serve many functions in health care facilities, from space heating to steam and hot water production for sterilization procedures. However, boilers are prone to scale buildup and progressive corrosion if improperly maintained. While scale can insulate a boiler, the poor heat distribution and wasted energy can result in system failure. The boiler can leak steam and hot water into the open air, wasting energy and money.

Both issues spell trouble for health care facilities. Additionally, system inefficiencies and failures are costly to identify and repair. That's why regular boiler water maintenance is essential.

Chardon can assist your facility's boiler maintenance with comprehensive water treatment. Our technicians use extensive testing resources and expertise to analyze boiler systems for issues. They can work with you to develop a custom treatment plan accordingly.

Our services don’t just protect your boiler — they cover your steam system as a whole. Your entire system can run smoothly and efficiently for years.

Closed Loop Water Treatment

Heating and cooling systems often use closed loops to transfer heat, such as:

  • Chilled water loops.
  • Hot water loops.
  • Geothermal loops.
  • Other refrigerant-related loops.

These closed loops are often sealed. Even so, corrosion and bacteria can affect their functionality and potentially cause leaks in the system. With enough corrosion, these systems can experience massive inefficiencies or even failure. Chardon provides effective closed loop water treatment services for health care facilities. We will:

  • Analyze your system for signs of damage or inefficiencies.
  • Implement a comprehensive treatment plan to remove the issue.

Chardon implements effective techniques to restore optimal closed loop condition. These include filter changes, water testing, system flushes and chemical treatments.

Legionella Control and Preventive Maintenance

Nosocomial illnesses are of enormous concern in the health care industry — especially Legionella-related diseases. Legionnaires disease and Pontiac fever are two diseases caused by Legionella pneumophila. This bacteria occurs when people aspirate contaminated mist or water droplets containing various virulent strains.

Legionella generally grows well in warm, wet and stagnant environments. Cooling towers are particularly common places for the bacteria. They are particularly concerning since they produce inhalable water droplets. Health care centers are at an increased risk due to their often elderly and immunocompromised patients. Appropriate water treatment and prevention measures are, therefore, essential for these facilities.

Chardon can help. We understand guidelines from:

  • Water Management Plans (WMP).
  • ASHRAE 188.
  • Health and Human Services (HHS).
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO).

We specialize in Legionella control and preventive maintenance in cooling towers for health care facilities. We provide comprehensive testing and treatment programs to manage and prevent contamination. Our team also provides advice for health care facilities. We help identify problematic water system designs to minimize the potential for bacterial growth.

Why Chardon Labs Is the Preferred Choice for Health Care Facilities

You'll experience several benefits by choosing Chardon Labs for your water treatment needs.

1. Vast Expertise

Chardon Labs has proudly served the water treatment industry since 1965. We've resolved countless issues in closed loops, cooling towers, heat exchangers and boilers. We use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and proprietary chemical solutions to keep your water systems scale-, bacteria- and corrosion-free. Additionally, our ISO 9000-certified technicians administer all water treatments.

2. Services for a Range of Industries

Our extensive water treatment expertise allows us to serve a wide variety of industries. In addition to health care facilities, we also offer solutions for:

  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning companies.
  • Breweries.
  • Automotive manufacturers.
  • Plastics manufacturers.
  • Food processing and cold storage facilities.

3. Cost Savings

At Chardon Labs, we share a mutual goal with our clients — keeping their expenses down as much as possible. That's why we sell services instead of chemicals. Rather than reordering chemicals constantly, you'll receive an ongoing treatment plan at a fixed annual price. That includes customized chemical solutions, system cleanings, remote monitoring and electronic reporting.

In addition to helping you reduce water and energy costs, we hand-deliver all chemicals and products to your site, minimizing transportation expenses. You'll never have to worry about surprise fees when working with Chardon.

4. Solutions Tailored to Your Needs

Chardon understands that every facility and water system is unique. When it comes to water treatment, a cookie-cutter approach won't suffice. Our technicians will visit your site, inspect your water systems and analyze risk factors.

Based on these outcomes, we'll help you create a personalized water treatment program to address existing problems or prevent future occurrences. Whether you have concerns about corrosion, scale or microbiological growth, Chardon is here for you.

Choose Chardon for Health Care Water Treatment Solutions

Creating a safe, relaxed environment is of the utmost importance when it comes to patient care. Chardon specializes in servicing the health care industry. We understand the impact properly treated water systems have on infection control in your facility. Chardon can provide your company with our three guarantees:

  • Guaranteed scale-free systems
  • Guaranteed ISO 9000 service
  • A guaranteed price

Together, we will develop a customized water treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Contact us to request a free survey of your water system today.

Choose Chardon for Health Care Water Treatment Solutions

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