Frequently Asked Questions
Q. "What is Agion® Antimicrobial product protection?"
A. Agion® helps prevent the formation of biofilm on spout ends. To prevent biofilms from forming, the Agion® compound within the Careguard® inhibits the initial colonization with a tri-modal efficacy unique to silver. What this means is that it attacks the bacterial cell wall, interrupts cell metabolism, and prevents bacteria reproduction.
Q. "What is Biofilm?"
A. Biofilm is a community of microbes that attach to surfaces. After initial colonization, the biofilm creates a "barrier" to protect the bacteria's environment thus allowing microbes to multiply. Various factors can increase the risk of colonization and bacterial growth: warm water, water stagnation (such as in a pipework dead-leg zone) and nutrients (scale, sediment).
Q. "How do these prevent vandalism?"
A. The exposed body spins freely preventing simple unthreading and unauthorized removal. A special key is needed to install or remove the aerator.
Q. "What do you mean by 'no added air, 100% water' ?"
A. Standard aerators allow air to mix with the water as it flows out from the spout to achieve a soft to the touch, white appearance that most residential users are accustomed to. Laminar devices are designed to not allow any air surrounding the outlet into the flow of water. This helps prevent any air possibly containing bacteria from entering the water stream.