Sterilizer Seals

Recently it seems, we have had quite a few sterilizer service calls. Most of these calls could have been avoided if the office staff had been changing the sterilizer seals on a quarterly basis. Due to the heating and cooling, most sterilizer seals become hard and actually shrink in size. This makes it easier for steam or vapor to escape usually leading to some type of sterilizer failure or damage. At R-Tech, we recommend that all offices maintain a stock of replacement seals for their sterilizers. We have them available for all sterilizers in our sterilizer parts area. The statim cassette seal can be especially difficult to change so we have developed a do-it-yourself sheet. We will be happy to show you how to do any sterilizer seal replacements.