When using a public restroom our awareness of germs seems to be heightened. How many people do you know who have used a paper towel to turn off the water faucet so they don’t have to touch anything with their hands after they have washed them? Some people even go as far as not holding the bathroom door open for others out of fear of germs. People tend to worry more about what they are touching when entering a public restroom. There’s no denying it, and public restrooms often have a reputation for being dirty. So, if you are an owner of a business, you understand the importance of a clean restroom.
65% of people agree that keeping the restroom clean is the most important room to keep clean and it is also the most difficult room to keep clean. Hundreds of people go in and out of public restrooms on a daily basis.
In a study done by the American Society for Microbiology, testing the microbial environment in public restrooms they found Staphylococcus, MRSA, human papilloma virus and herpes after swabbing the floors, toilet seats and soap dispensers.
When comparing this study to the microbial environment in homes, they found some of the same pathogens in residential homes. The results were strikingly similar. The bacterial ratio of these pathogens was low and they were unable to survive let alone thrive. The good news is that although these pathogens are around us, we generally aren’t affected by them. We are actually in a healthy state thanks to our immune systems building resistance to these pathogens.
When using a restroom you are at risk for potential pathogens such as Staphylococcus Aureus, strep bacteria, MRSA, E-Coli, Salmonella and influenza. These are all infectious diseases that can be transferred from your fingers. Sanitizing our hands after using the restroom and before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth lessens your likelihood of transferring contagion from surface to surface. The World Health Organization recommends practicing good hygiene to prevent the spread of diseases through proper sanitation and hand hygiene.
At Sun Plumbing we are trained professionals to help you with all of your plumbing needs whether it is at home or in your office. After we are done we leave the area nice and clean. If you’re looking for plumbing in Melbourne, Florida then give us a call at (321) 725-2460.