ShowerStart, conveniently saves the water and energy used while waiting for the shower to become warm. With ShowerStart, a small thermostatic shut-off valve (TSV) is all that’s needed to save the resources caregivers and bathers don’t even realize they’re wasting. Better still, conservation occurs without changing the shower’s feel or flow.
Because it saves the hot water that’s used during the shower warm-up process, rather than taking water away from bathers while they’re showering, ShowerStart is ideal for preserving your profits while simplifying both the caregiver’s and bather’s pre-shower routine.
ShowerStart, available exclusively in evolve brand showerheads and bathing fixtures, is being adopted by healthcare facilities because of its nonintrusive yet effective ability to improve Net Operating Income. It’s also the only solution capable of cost-effectively combating shower-based behavioral waste.
Behavioral waste occurs when bathers use their time comfortably and efficiently while waiting for hot water to reach the shower. Instead of patiently waiting for cold water to exit the showerhead most people leave to do something else.
Typical activities include brushing teeth, using the washroom and picking out clothes. Because bathing only begins after the tasks have been completed, countless gallons of hot water are unintentionally wasted at the start of every shower.
Preservation of dignity is an important aspect in all of our lives, but it’s especially important in healthcare environments.
And while dignity and conservation may not seem related, ShowerStart combines them in an unique way that conserves water and energy while simultaneously simplifying the pre-shower routine.
Once installed, ShowerStart allows caregivers to focus on the bather rather than the bathroom during the shower warm-up process. As a result, bathers receive a higher quality of care while preserving a greater degree of dignity in an often uncomfortable situation – the process of undressing and preparing for one’s shower.
Evolve Technologies has developed a convenient monitoring system to enable healthcare facility owners and managers to accurately identify the return on investment associated with upgrading a facility’s showerheads and eliminating behavioral waste. The program is conducted at no cost or obligation to you and results can be obtained in just a few weeks.