There are quite a few different types of laundry equipment, each designed for a different application and to meet certain needs. One piece of equipment which has been designed for a specific purpose is the barrier washer.
How are barrier washers different to other types of washers?
Unlike standard washers, barrier washers are specially designed to effectively separate clean and soiled linen and fabrics, thereby eliminating the risk of cross-contamination.
Where are barrier washers used?
There is a particular need to keep clean, disinfected laundry separate from contaminated, dirty lined in hospitals and other health care environments, where hygiene, cleanliness and infection control are all a critical priorities.
If cross contamination occurs in patient bed sheets, clothing or any other fabrics which come into contact with a patient, it could have severe and perhaps even fatal health consequences.
How do barrier washers work?
Most barrier washers are very simple to operate, and they are also surprisingly simple in the way they work. These washers have a physical wall which separates the loading and unloading side. A person using the machine would put dirty laundry in one side and remove it from the other side when the washing cycle is complete.