The vast majority of people are not huge fans of using workplace toilets. When there is a need for using a toilet many people would rather wait till the last moment hoping they will find a better solution. Everything is an option but using a public toilet.
But you can’t really blame those people, can you?
Although everyone should be able to use a washroom when they have to, sometimes the condition of a washroom is not good. This can put off your visitors, customers, clients and even employees. So, you have to maintain your workplace washrooms and keep them clean.
One of the most effective washroom consumables you can use to keep your workplace washroom clean are definitely toilet seat sanitizers.
Everybody knows that these sanitizers help keep you healthy, but what precisely lurks from those toilets and how much do we owe to proper sanitizers? Let’s find out.
Is Toilet Use Really So Risky?
So, it is well-known that people are afraid of using public toilet seats. But, have you ever wondered what diseases you can really get and how?
The answer to the first question is – a lot of different ones. And to the second one – well, basically what happens is that every time someone flushes a toilet water drops and some components are sprayed up.
This means that together with water drops from the toilet, different bacteria, viruses and germs are sprayed too and all those together contaminate the toilet seat.
Based on this information, it can be said that people who are afraid of using public washrooms and toilets have a good reason for that. Here are some of the germs that users catch by sitting on contaminated public toilets:
Shigella bacteria – This bacteria is transmitted easily among people, most often through the infected food but also through contaminated toilet seats. The disease that this bacteria causes is called shigellosis. If you have never heard of this one, then you have probably heard of one of its infections – dysentery. This infection causes diarrhoea and cramps in the abdominal area.
Streptococcus – A very common bacteria which is usually found in your throat where it causes problems. However, it can also cause some skin infections, such as rash.
Escherichia coli – The dreaded E.coli is a fecal bacteria and if you are exposed to it you could suffer from diarrhea (even bloody one), vomiting and abdominal pain. The news about possible E. coli outbreaks are not taken lightly. Since it is a bacteria found in our intestines, it is very possible to be exposed to it when using a public toilet.
The norovirus – It is a gastrointestinal virus which symptoms are very similar to the ones caused by E. coli. It can be easily transmitted to from person to person and it is found on contaminated surfaces, most often toilet seats.
Staphylococcus – This bacteria can contaminate and stay on different surfaces (e.g.Toilet seats) for more than two months and it takes only a few seconds to be transmitted to your skin. It can cause boils, impetigo as well as toxic shock syndrome. However, the possibility of getting this bacteria from a public toilet is very low. Still, you should be careful when using a public washroom.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) – The worst nightmare of many people. It is possible to get an STD by sitting on a toilet seat, but luckily it is very unlikely. In order to be safe, you just have to follow the basic hygienic rules – hand washing for example.
Influenza (Flu) – Believe it or not, yes it is possible to get a flu after sitting on a toilet seat. What you need to do in order to protect yourself is:
- wash your hands right after you used the toilet
- do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth after you touched the toilet seat
Good news is that, although it is possible to find these germs in a public washroom they are not very likely to cause serious problems. It happens very rarely.
Nevertheless, if you keep a washroom clean and well-maintained, you do not have to worry about your customers, clients or guests. There is no room for any disease nor bacteria in a clean toilet.
Why Using Toilet Seat Sanitisers Is the Best Choice
If you want to protect yourself from these bacteria and germs then sanitizing the toilet seat would be a great way. Although some people still prefer a paper seat cover, it isn’t the most efficient way. It would be advisable to choose a toilet seat sanitizer instead.
Why, you may wonder? Well, it is really effective and very practical.
It is always placed somewhere near the toilet paper dispenser. With just one button pressing you get the appropriate amount of sanitizer which you put on a piece of a toilet paper and then wipe the toilet seat.
Having a toilet seat sanitizer in a public washroom can really help you to provide both your visitors and staff a pleasant and safe experience. Whatsmore, it shows your interest in people’s general health and safety. By using a toilet seat sanitizer chances of catching anything harmful are at the lowest level.
Are You Looking For Ease and Efficiency?
It kills 99.99% of most common germs. Since it is lightly scented and quick drying it is very practical for all surfaces. All the sinks, taps, wiping down sanitary, waste bins, vanity areas, walls and baby changing tables, are safe to use with this product.
Taking the health and hygiene of your workplace has never been easier! Just get the user friendly and effective Alsco toilet seat sanitizer as soon as possible! Or, if you want even simpler way, get the Alsco’s managed washroom service right away!