July 1, 2021

Maintenance Tips For Portable Hand Washing Sinks


One of the most common questions that comes to mind for people receiving portable hand washing sinks is how they will care for them. These devices have tanks, backslashes, etc. Maintaining them is important to keep these sinks running smoothly. If you already have or are planning to buy Nessel’s portable hand washing sinks, it is important for you to ensure the device is properly maintained so it runs well and users can get safe and clean water. So, let’s dive into the post to understand how you can best maintain your portable handwashing sinks.

Understanding Portable Hand Washing Sinks

As the name suggests, portable handwashing sinks are sinks that are not tied into building plumbing, but instead have a self-contained plumbing unit. This makes them easy to move and easy to place anywhere handwashing is required, regardless of traditional plumbing access. Portable hand-washing sinks are ideal for schools and corporations where frequent handwashing is beneficial.

When it comes to Nessel’s portable hand washing sinks, these come with an optional backsplash, touchless sensors, and color options to meet the unique needs of each customer. Maintaining all these parts is important for the smooth running of the device.

Top Maintenance Tips for Portable Hand Washing Sinks 

Maintaining portable hand washing sinks is essential to ensure their longevity, hygiene, and efficient operation. 

Here are some maintenance tips to follow:

  • Regular Cleaning:
  • Clean the entire unit regularly, especially high-touch areas like the touchless sensor, faucet, and soap dispenser.
  • Use a mild detergent or disinfectant solution to wipe down all surfaces, including the backsplash if present.
  • Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove any residue from cleaning agents.
  • Backsplash Maintenance (if applicable):
  • Clean the backsplash regularly to prevent the buildup of dirt, grime, or water stains.
  • Use a non-abrasive cleaner to maintain its appearance and functionality.
  • Touchless Sensor Care:
  • Check the touchless sensor for proper functioning daily.
  • Wipe the sensor with a clean, damp cloth to remove smudges or debris that may interfere with its operation.
  • Avoid using abrasive materials or harsh chemicals that could damage the sensor's surface.
  • Be sure to keep the touchless sensor charged per instructions.

  • Portable Plumbing System:
  • Regularly inspect the plumbing components for leaks,, or signs of wear.
  • Tighten any loose connections, such as hoses and fittings.
  • Empty and clean wastewater tanks regularly to prevent odors..

  • Regularly Check Fresh and Wastewater Tanks:
  • Consistently monitor the wastewater tank to prevent it from reaching full capacity, which could lead to overflow.
  • Ensure that the fresh water tank maintains an adequate water level during operation to supply water needed.
  • Soap and Sanitizer Dispensers:
  • Refill soap and sanitizer dispensers as needed to ensure users have access to adequate supplies.
  • Clean the dispensers periodically to prevent clogs and maintain hygiene.
  • Drain Maintenance:
  • Regularly check the drain for clogs or debris that could hinder proper drainage.
  • Clear any blockages promptly to prevent overflowing or slow drainage.
  • General Inspection:
  • Conduct routine inspections of the entire unit to identify any lost parts or potential issues.
  • Address any problems promptly to prevent further damage and ensure the safety of users.
  • Manufacturer Guidelines:
  • Always refer to the manufacturer's maintenance instructions and recommendations specific to your portable hand washing sink model.
  • Follow their guidelines for any specialized cleaning agents, lubricants, or maintenance schedules.

  • Wipe Down Cabinet:
  • Thoroughly wipe down the sink's cabinet, paying attention to any water-resistant surfaces.
  • Make sure the cabinet is completely dry, especially in the case of water-resistant models. 

By following these maintenance tips, you can ensure that your portable hand washing sink remains in optimal condition, providing users with a hygienic and convenient hand washing solution.

Why Choose Nessel Portable Hand Washing Sinks?

Nessel Ergonomic Handwashing Stations ensure Health, Hygiene, and Safety. Here are some reasons you should invest in a Nessel portable sink: 

  • Environmentally Conscious:

Nessel self-contained portable sinks allows for up to 70 standard hand washings before requiring refills. Crafted from FSC & LEED Certified non-toxic wood laminate, our cabinets are constructed without harmful adhesives.

  • Crafted by Small Business:

By choosing our products, you're championing small business owners. Our sinks are the result of collaborative efforts by small enterprises, delivering innovative solutions tailored to your needs.

  • Serving US & Canada:

Experience easier, more accessible hand washing with a simple order process. From start to finish, enjoy personalized service as our products are shipped to destinations across the US & Canada.

  • Easy Plug-in and Plug-out facility 

From small offices and hallways to conference rooms, libraries, and break rooms—any space with a standard outlet can now enjoy the convenience of handwashing without the need for renovations. Simply plug it in whenever necessary. And when it's not needed, easily move it out.

The beauty of Nessel's portable hand-washing sinks lies not only in their aesthetics but also in their practicality. With the convenience of easy dumping, effortless refilling, and seamless mobility, you can enjoy the benefits of running water in any space. Our fully assembled units arrive ready to use, requiring no complex setup. You have the freedom to relocate and refill the tanks with ease at your facility, providing continuous access to water wherever and whenever you need it. Experience the simplicity and versatility of our products as we bring the convenience of running water to any room, ensuring your daily operations run smoothly and efficiently.