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Secure Locking Community Mailboxes

April 26th, 2012 by
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Why do people need secure locking community mailboxes?

Security is one reason, as the name indicates.  While mail theft is a Federal crime and not likely to occur due to the prison penalty it invokes, there are still some individuals in the world that will actually go there if given the opportunity.  Vandalism is also a problem.  People like to put things in mail slots that do not belong there just to be malicious.  Mail boxes on poles, like you see in front of the typical all-American house with a fence and a spotted dog, are also targets for road racers who think it is funny to knock over an elderly couple’s mailboxes.

Both the mail service and communities at large have come to realize that secure community mailboxes that offer access only to mail carriers and users are the best way to protect people from criminal mischief.  These units are highly durable and designed to last for years at a time, making them maintenance free for the duration of their use.

What kinds of secure locking community mailboxes do you sell?
We sell several different kinds of configurations that fall into essentially two categories: residential and commercial.

Residential mailboxes are divided again into two more categories: those that are used in apartment communities and those that are used in gated communities, townhome communities, and planned communities.

Mail boxes that are made for apartments mount to the wall.  They can be surface mounted and front loading, or recessed mounted with rear loading capacity.  Rear loading units require a separate mail room for the carrier located behind the wall, which may not be present in all apartment buildings.  That being said, many of the mail carriers we know have told us that their favorite types of apt. mail box units are the vertical designs that forward load.  These secure locking community mailboxes are larger than horizontal units and allow larger pieces of mail to be inserted without having to be folded.  This saves carriers time and reduces the number of mistakes they make.

What kinds of secure locking community mailboxes do you offer to businesses?

We sell a wall mounted arrangement of anywhere from 6-30 individual boxes.  Each unit has 5-cylinder locking mechanism that offers the best possible security combined with space saving consolidation power.  Most businesses prefer rear-loading models when they have a separate mail room available.  If not, we have configurations that can front load from a surface mounted position.

What secure locking community mailboxes do you recommend for housing developments and gated communities?
We recommend pedestal mounted units that are equally convenient to both mail carriers and residents alike.  Read more about them here.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinks, commercial bathroom equipment, commercial outdoor furniture, bleachers, and industrial warehouse equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-877-483-9270 end_of_the_skype_highlighting and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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Detention Products for Prison Construction

April 20th, 2012 by
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Where have your detention products for prison construction proven successful?
Different security plumbing fixtures have worked very well low-security, mid-level security, and maximum-security level state prisons.  Of course, different facilities have different needs, so fixtures and accessories have to be carefully chosen to match the security needs of the particular environment.

Do you have the experience to help architects choose the best detention products for prison construction?

Yes.  We have people on staff that worked for prison design architects in the past.

How do your detention products for prison construction contribute to facility sanitation?

They are all made from stainless steel, which is moisture resistant.  Seams are welded smooth and edges are rounded off.  There are no hidden crevices or cracks in which grime or bacteria can build up.  Stainless steel is easy to clean with a warm, wet cloth or with cleaners recommended for use on stainless steel.

What safety features are built into your detention products for prison construction?

As we mentioned, the products feature an all-welded design.  Seams are smoothed out in the manufacturing process to basically turn each unit into a contiguous piece of metal.  This prevents inmates from breaking or dissembling them into pieces that could be used as weapons.  This is also a vandal-resistant feature that prevents destruction of prison property.  Additionally, sharp edges are rounded off so that they cannot be used as cutting edges either in suicide attempts or the manufacture of weapons.  Division 10 products, such as towel hooks, are built with a maximum weight capacity.  They will break out of the wall if an inmate attempts suicide by hanging.

What are some other vandal resistant features of your detention products for prison construction?

Chase mounting minimizes the risk of fixtures being pulled out of the wall.  This applies to Division 10 products, lavatory and toilet combination units, and all-welded cabinet showers.  There are some instances when front-mounted accessories may be appropriate, but in most prisons and jails where inmates can and do become agitated, it is best to use chase-mounted equipment that offers the least opportunity for them to pull fixtures out of the wall.  Another form of vandalism is vandalism through flooding.  Inmates will stop up drains and toilets to flood cells and cell blocks if the equipment is not designed to prevent them from doing so.  Water metering in faucets and high-pressure flushing mechanisms in toilets are the best ways to minimize this.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinks, commercial bathroom equipment, commercial outdoor furniture, bleachers, and industrial warehouse equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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Restroom Stall Partitions

April 19th, 2012 by
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How resistant to mold and mildew are your restroom stall partitions?

They are all moisture resistant enough to prevent mold and mildew from taking hold on their surfaces.  This will help minimize odor in your restroom by keeping the partition surface clean enough for basic sanitation.  Different materials we sell, of course, are easier to clean than others, and some require special treatment.  Be sure that what you offer your client is something that their cleaning staff can easily maintain.  If you have questions, call us with details of your project.  We will be glad to recommend not only the partitions you need, but how to best configure them if you need design assistance.

Are these for new constructions remodels or renovations?

You can use our restroom stall partitions in any of the above.  It all depends on how you mount, configure, and accessorize them.  Different options allow you to make the most of low ceilings, limited square footage, and odd floor plans that present challenging space management scenarios.  Our products can be adapted to any of these arenas with full ADA accessibility if need be.

How does the attraction factor rate with your products?

If you want something that really stands out and adds sophistication, you can always go with stainless steel restroom stall partitions.  However, solid plastic also features a great deal of attraction factor now with a full selection of both standard and unique designer colors that will accent any style of interior restroom architecture, be it traditional or modern.

What are your least expensive restroom stall partitions?

Our baked enamel units are the most affordable.  They actually do quite well in restrooms that witness light to moderate traffic with a low risk of vandalism.  Examples include small offices and church buildings where basic functionality and simple attraction factor are all that a restroom needs to meet the needs of its users.

What is the most graffiti vandal resistant material to invest in?

Solid plastic is by far the most vandal and graffiti resistant.  Solid plastic is completely nonabsorbent, so any ink on its surface can be easily wiped off.  It can also be cleaned with just about anything because it is a non-painted substance.  If it is scratched, it can be repaired much more easily than stainless steel or baked enamel restroom stall partitions.  We can’t guarantee that you won’t have to implement repairs, but something that can be repaired is certainly less expensive than something you have to replace.

XPB Lockers & Supply carries a wide variety of Commercial Lavatories, Commercial Outdoor Furnishings, Storage Lockers, Bleachers,Commercial Mailboxes and deliver nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with distributors located in all 50 States including Houston, TX, New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX., and Austin, TX.

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Touchless Automatic Commercial Liquid Soap Dispenser

April 18th, 2012 by
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Will they require cutting into the wall?

No.  Touchless automatic commercial liquid soap dispensers come in two main styles.  One mounts to the lavatory and looks much like a faucet.  The other style attaches to the wall.

Both model designs combine attraction factor with functionality.  The lavatory mounted unit has a chrome plated faucet that adds a touch of style to the plastic soap container.  The wall mounted unit is made from stainless steel with a satin finish.  It features a rectangular design that is contoured toward the bottom, adding a chic touch to any restroom interior that needs to look upscale, contemporary, or modern.

Both types of touchless automatic commercial liquid soap dispenser can be used for reconstructions, renovations, remodels, and new constructions.

Do they require electrical rewiring?

No.  These units are battery powered so you do not have to wire them into the wall.

Do touchless automatic commercial liquid soap dispensers require special batteries?

No.  They run on standard batteries that can be purchased in any retail store.  The lavatory mount requires four batteries.  Both are designed to preserve battery life, so continual, reliable usage can be expected.

Are they ADA accessible?

The wall mounted unit will need to be positioned at a height specified by federal, state, and local regulations.  The lavatory unit is by nature compliant because it mounts next to the faucet on any handicapped accessible sink.  The key is simply to find which unit will work best with the needs of users and the demands of interior design.

Are touchless automatic commercial liquid soap dispensers really better than powder dispensers?

Yes.  Powder will spill all over the lavatory, get on the all, and create a mess on the floor. Powder dispensers also lack any kind of regulatory mechanism that would limit the use.  Schools, for example, constantly have to refill powdered soap because the kids love to dispense large piles of it for fun and mischief.  Even more value comes in the form of automated, sensor activation.  Touch free commercial restroom fixtures prevent germs from transmitting from one user’s hands to the other.  They also self-regulate to some degree, allowing only a certain amount of soap to be dispensed at a time.

Which touchless automatic commercial liquid soap dispenser is more vandal resistant?

The wall mounted unit is much harder to damage.  Anything with a faucet design can be warped, bent, or broken.  The heavy duty stainless steel unit can withstand direct impact much more than the plastic and chrome plated sink mounted unit.  The difference in price is negligible as well.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinks, commercial bathroom equipment, commercial outdoor furniture, bleachers, and industrial warehouse equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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Touchless Automatic Commercial Liquid Soap Dispenser

April 18th, 2012 by
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Outdoor Park Fire Rings

April 12th, 2012 by
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