The Traptex® Plumbing Protection System
Flushing wipes, washcloths, cloths, paper towels, underpads, diapers and more in toilets and hoppers can lead to serious problems for facility plumbing systems or further down the waste stream in municipal water treatment facilities. Traptex® Plumbing Protection System helps change flushing behavior with innovative devices, education, and monitoring to prevent non-flushable items from entering the pipes. This results in fewer maintenance calls for clogs, equipment failures and plumbing disasters.
Traptex was developed to address this problem at the source. Each Traptex Guard features small, laser-cut hooks to catch cloths and wipes before they pass into the pipe, while allowing solid waste and toilet paper through. When wipes are caught, they can be safely removed with a Traptex Wipe Retriever by staff or housekeeping, allowing them to correct the problem and reinforce good behavior without a call to Plumbing or Maintenance.
Professional nursing guidelines support the use of cloth-based products as part of a prevention protocol. Don’t let potential plumbing issues keep you from using them as part of your risk reduction strategy.
A professional Traptex Installation Technician will provide on-site measuring and installation of each custom-made Traptex Guard. Next, our free No Wipes in the Pipes educational program will increase awareness and remind staff, patients and visitors not to flush non-flushable items. Finally, our CustomerOne™ Team will assist you in tracking your savings from avoided plumbing clogs and compare it to your investment in Traptex to provide ROI reports.
The Traptex Plumbing Protection System incorporates innovative flushing prevention devices, education and monitoring to change bad flushing behavior. This results in fewer maintenance and plumbing calls for clogged pipes, equipment failures and plumbing disasters. This behavior change will restore confidence to use Sage’s cloth-based products to improve patient care.
A Sage professional will measure each individual toilet and hopper to determine the exact sizing specifications needed for each Traptex device. Our exclusive Traptex Custom Fit App keeps a record of sizing and installation details for every location.
Each custom, stainless steel Traptex Guard is designed to fit and features small, laser-cut hooks to catch cloths and wipes before they enter the pipes while allowing toilet paper and solid waste to pass through. By keeping cloths and wipes from entering the drain, Traptex Guards help change bad flushing behavior. Captured cloths force staff, patients, and families to deal with the issue and change flushing behavior.
Traptex Guards are professionally installed by our expert technicians who will travel to your facility to ensure a secure and customized fit for maximum effectiveness.
Traptex Guards come with a 2-year warranty. If one of your devices comes loose within 2 years, simply contact us. We will use the database created by the Traptex Custom Fit App to create another custom-made device to the toilet or hopper’s exact specifications.
If cloths or wipes are trapped, they can be safely removed with our Wipe Retriever for proper disposal. This enables staff and housekeeping to address captured items without a costly plumbing or maintenance call. The Wipe Retriever provides the opportunity to remove cloths and wipes and correct the problem to reinforce a change in flushing behavior.
We offer a variety of free materials to educate and remind staff, patients, and families not to flush non-flushable items. Through the use of awareness posters that hang over toilets and hoppers to serve as an immediate visual reminder, table tents, commode stickers, and HealthStream videos, the No Wipes in the Pipes educational program reinforces proper flushing behavior.
Our dedicated CustomerOne™ Team can assist you in tracking savings from avoided plumbing clogs and comparing it to your investment in Traptex to provide ROI reports. You’ll be able to see and share results on success in changing behavior. All you have to do is provide the raw data and you will receive customized reports for ongoing measurement.
To Flush or Not To Flush? WIPES CLOG PIPES! (PDF)
Candon, HL, et. al.