When purchasing a new commercial flush value there are generally three main considerations in making a decision: cost per unit, savings on water usage and safe hygiene for the user. We sell Sloan flush valves ranging in units for the supremely budget-conscious on a per unit scale on up to the high-end flush valves. However, prior to making a decision based on a cost-per-unit, one must also look at the return on investment in purchasing a more expensive model that saves on water consumption, thus saving hundreds of dollars in utility bills.
If the user has an access behind the wall, the most budget-friendly unit is a push-button model. It has a hydraulically operated push button assembly, is ADA compliant and is also CSA and UPC certified. There are numerous manual handle-flush units that are ADA compliant, ensure water conservation, have vandal-resistant top caps, and non-hold-open handles. These are available for both toilets and urinals. There are manual handle models that are considered dual flush valves because moving the lever upwards provides a water conserving flush which moving it down gives a full water flush.
Contractors or building owners also concerned with hygiene might consider touchless programmable automatic flushing systems. With these models there is increased water savings and operate via batteries. There are sensors that indicate low power and the sensor-operated units are ADA compliant. You can choose from side-mount or top-mount.
For serious energy savings Sloan has single flush valves for urinals that can save up to 80% more water than standard sensor models. And these models are solar powered by the available lights. There are batteries that will take over if the lighting has not been sufficient for an optimum charge. Many of the sensor-operated flush valves for toilets and urinals have flush override buttons for additional convenience.