Public toilets are conveniences that are used by the public. The majority of these public facilities are often equipped with several toilets or urinals that are petitioned by stalls or cubicles and are separated by gender.
Other public toilets can be portable, meaning that they store the sewage in a tank and are emptied on a regular basis. When using public toilets it is important to be aware of different precautions that deal with personal health and safety issues.
Washing Your Hands
Public toilets typically have a high volume of traffic and therefore are exposed to a variety of bacteria. Because the majority of germs can be transferred to humans by hands, it is important to wash your hands thoroughly after you have used the bathroom. After washing your hands, make sure you turn the faucet off and open the door with a paper towel so you do not decontaminate your hands with germs. Carrying a small bottle of hand sanitizer can help rid your hands of any bacteria after leaving the public bathroom.
The Toilet Seat
Toilet seats found in public bathrooms can also pose a health risk for bathroom users. To minimize your exposure to bacteria try to cover the toilet seat with pieces of toilet paper or a disposable toilet seat cover, if supplied. If there is minimal toilet paper and no seat cover, simply squat over the toilet without touching the lid.
If you carry sanitizer wipes, wiping the toilet seat down before use can also lessen the exposure to different bacteria.
Slippery When Wet
When using a public toilet, watch where you step as there could be puddles or streaks of water on the floor. Walking with care and stepping around any spillages of water will help reduce any risks of slipping and falling.
Be aware of your surroundings when using a public toilet, especially at night or in a secluded area. Keep note of other people that are in or around the restroom and report any suspicious behaviors to the police or other security personnel. If you must use the bathroom and feel unsafe, make sure you have a friend or loved one come in with you or wait outside.
- Secure any personal belongings when using a public toilet or restroom. When occupying a stall, do not leave your purse or other belongings on the floor. Items that are stored on the floor can easily be stolen. Hanging your purse and bag or placing it on your lap will help minimize the risk of theft.
At EcoCare we understand how important it is to keep public restrooms clean and sanitary for customers to use. There are enough precautions your guest have to take while using your facilities so don’t let uncleanliness be another reason. We leave restrooms as clean as they can be so using them will not be an unpleasant experience.
To have your facilities cleaned and leaving a great impression your customers won’t forget, call (512) 339-9111 or if you have any questions about the rest of our services contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org