People are worried about doors when it comes to hygiene standards. In fact, they can be barriers rather than enablers, with users unwilling to touch them with their bare hands. Dave Carson from washroom hygiene specialist P-Wave says he has the silver bullet to solve the problem. The use of silver in hospitals and other healthcare situations is well established. Silver cuts off the bacterial cells’ ability to form the chemical bonds essential to their survival. Hence, it has been identified anti-bacterial and anti-infection properties.
Silver is not considered a cheap option and its use has been relatively limited outside the healthcare industry. However, the development of silver ion technology – where silver atoms exist in an ionic state with one or more electrons removed – has meant wider applications in products such as washing machines, refrigerators and the like, are possible.
P-Wave is bringing that technology to doors in the washroom and other high traffic areas for the first time. The P-Hold and P-Plate from P-Wave are patented systems which help reduce the spread of germs and infections in high risk areas. Available in three sizes and taking just 30 seconds to install, the P-Hold fits over the existing door handle. Once in place it works immediately without the need for films, sleeves or gels. It is very low maintenance – just give it a general clean – and lasts six months. Similarly, straightforward and effective, the P-Plate replaces the existing push plate when there is no door handle and gets straight to work – and lasts 12 months.