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Water Regulations

With our nationwide infrastructure and expansive network of trained engineers it has never been easier to access premium laundry and AV brands and receive an inclusive, comprehensive support service.

In the UK, the installation and of any product which will receive or carry water from the public mains must be compliant with the Water Supply Regulations, or the Scottish Water Byelaws. The regulations state that there must not be unnecessary waste, or undue consumption of water. The guidelines also stipulate that all appliances must have the requisite backflow protection, in order to prevent contamination of the water supply.

A risk assessment deciphers the 'Fluid (risk) Category' and the resulting level of protection that is required. Care homes are amongst the premises that pose the highest risk of contamination to the mains water supply and therefore fall within the highest risk category - Fluid Category 5.

Forbes Professional has been approached by a number of care homes that have been subject to an on-site inspection by the local water board enforcement officers. If laundry or dishwashing appliances are decreed to pose a risk of contamination, the waterboard will insist that measures are put in place immediately to ensure that there is no backflow into public water supplies. Domestic machines alone will not suffice in these environments as they do not offer adequate protection.

Forbes is proud to supply Miele Professional's commercial laundry products and dishwashers, which have all been certified as WRAS approved. As such, not only will they comply with all water board stipulations but they will prove to be cost efficient to run, in terms of both water and energy consumption.

Forbes Professional always provides a complimentary on site survey for any business that is having issues with WRAS compliance. We apply our industry expertise and consultative approach in order to devise a bespoke solution for any environment, in accordance with all the necessary regulations.

After delivery, clients have the peace of mind afforded not only by the knowledge that they will be fully WRAS compliant, but also by the backup provided with our Complete Care package. We offer access to premium equipment with no costly initial outlay and a comprehensive same day engineer response service.

Washing Machines

Washing Machines

Our washing machines are designed, built and tested for up to 20 years of reliable use and high performance, caring for your clothes year after year. We simulate the effects of five washes a week for 20 years by running the Cottons 95 degrees C programme continuously for over 10,000 hours

Tumble Dryers

Tumble Dryers

Miele tumble dryers are designed, built and tested to ensure that they deliver you the ultimate in gentle laundry care for up to 20 years. To put our tumble dryers through their paces, we run the Cottons programme continuously for over 7,500 hours.

Heat-Pump Dryers

Heat-Pump Dryers

With every component made from the highest grade materials, and everything from its inner workings to its corrosion-free enamel finish carefully designed to avoid unnecessary joins, edges and burrs, you'll find exceptional quality throughout.

Washer-Dryer Stack

Washer-Dryer Stack

From the corrosion-resistant enamel finish that keeps the machine looking brand new for decades, to the carefully designed waterproof system that guarantees against flooding, the premium quality of a Miele washing machine offers superb results and maximum convenience time after time.

Dishwashers

Dishwashers

We put our dishwashers through laboratory testing where they're run for 7,500 cycles at 75 degrees, the equivalent of a load a day for more than 20 years. Our innovative dishwasher technology gives you the benefit of easier loading, greater economy and brilliant washing, year after year.

Rotary Ironers

Rotary Ironers

Miele rotary ironers enable you to iron clothes and linen of all shapes and sizes with incredible ease, giving perfect results whilst caring for your fabrics. Every part of a Miele ironer is made from high spec materials and designed for optimum convenience and safety.

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