Clean Your Business With Concept Hygiene Washroom Hygiene Services
The average toilet seat has 295 bacteria per square inch.
Before you start to squirm, consider this: The average tap contains 6,267 bacteria per square inch. That means there are over 20 times more bacteria lurking around the washroom sink than on the toilet seat!
With statistics like these, it’s no wonder there’s so much emphasis on hygiene and cleanliness in commercial washrooms. Now, a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping your business clean is more important than ever before.
What types of cleaning products should you use in your business washrooms? What guidelines do you need to follow to ensure you’re compliant with washroom hygiene legislation? And where can you find professional help to maintain a safe, clean business environment?
We’ll answer these important questions below, so keep reading to learn more.
Commercial Washroom Cleanliness: What You Need to Know
The toilet is usually the most ‘feared’ place in a commercial washroom. But as we discussed at the outset, the germiest places lie elsewhere.
Specifically, the areas we touch with our hands (taps, door handles, soap and towel dispensers) are the areas that harbour the most germs. These might include:
- E. coli
- Hepatitis A virus
- Shigella bacteria
- Common cold virus
- Sexually transmitted organisms
When you think about someone emerging from a washroom stall, it’s not hard to see how these germs spread. The first thing they’ll touch is the latch on the stall door, followed by the tap, soap dispenser, and towel dispenser. Then they exit the washroom, leaving their germs behind for the next person.
Can You Catch COVID-19 in a Washroom?
This was a hot topic at the beginning of the pandemic. Research has found that, in terms of the risk of catching the virus, washrooms are on par with other indoor areas.
In other words, you’re no more likely to catch COVID-19 in a washroom than you are in a restaurant or supermarket.
Of course, this is with the assumption that everyone does their part, including following proper hand-washing procedures. However, experts estimate that only about 50% of people do so after a trip to the toilet — even in the world’s most developed nations.
What’s the solution, then? Your goal as a business owner should be to encourage good hygiene and cleanliness practices. Let’s talk about some practical ways you can do just that.
Mandatory Hygiene Guidelines for a Clean Business
The UK has specific legislation in place for commercial washrooms. Under the Environmental Protection Act of 1990, businesses need to have:
- Soap dispensers for hand washing
- A hygienic method of hand drying (paper towel dispenser or hot air dryer)
- Proper disposal of feminine hygiene products
- Toilet roll holders or dispensers
- Adequate ventilation in commercial washrooms (fresh or purified air)
No doubt you already have these measures in place, but is your current setup enough? Or is it time to consider upgrading your efforts for keeping your business clean?
How Can Concept Hygiene Help Your Business?
As a busy business owner, you have more urgent things to consider than washroom hygiene. That’s why companies like Concept Hygiene are here to help. Here are two options for maintaining a safe, clean business environment for all.
Managed Cleaning Services
If you would like one less thing to worry about, consider using our managed washroom services for your business. Far beyond a janitorial service, we provide customised, high-tech solutions for your business needs.
It begins with a video call or a site visit to understand your washroom requirements. Then we’ll suggest the best options for your needs, which could include:
- Air fresheners or purifiers
- Automatic soap dispensers
- Urinal pods
- Nappy bins
- Sanitary waste disposal bins
- Automatic hand dryers
- Automatic hygiene systems
- Paper towel dispensers
- Baby changing tables
Once we agree on your needs, we’ll return to install our high-end products in your commercial washroom. We’ll also set up a service schedule for cleaning and replacing products as needed.
Professional Cleaning Products
Maybe your washroom doesn’t receive enough traffic to merit regular servicing. Or perhaps you want to upgrade your current setup or cleaning products.
Either way, we can help with that too. Even if you choose not to sign up for servicing, you can purchase all of our cleaning and washroom hygiene products to use in your business.
What about COVID-19? We have everything you need to clean and sanitise your business and keep everyone safe. In addition to soap dispensers, we also offer:
- Non-powdered vinyl gloves
- Hand sanitising spray
- Disposable face masks
- Multi-surface sanitising products
If you’re not sure what your business needs to maintain compliance, don’t worry. We can help with every part of the planning and preparation process. As legislation continues to get updated and changed, we’re also here to ensure you remain compliant with any new laws.
Concept Hygiene: Keeping Your Business Clean
Having a clean business was important before the pandemic started. Now, with COVID-19, it’s even more vital to ensure that you’re following all hygiene recommendations and requirements.
We understand that keeping your business clean can be a challenge. After all, you have a million other items to check off your daily ‘to do’ list. This is why many business owners like you trust their cleaning needs to Concept Hygiene.
As mentioned above, we offer an array of managed cleaning services from washroom products to feminine hygiene disposal. For your convenience, we also sell cleaning products that are in full compliance with current guidelines. Whether you need COVID-19 PPE or automatic soap dispensers, we have everything you need for a safe, clean office space.
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