Germs spread easily, and they reach far and wide. You don’t see their effects until it’s too late and they’ve done their damage. But there is a silver lining! There are ways to combat germs, and in light of recent events, we know how crucial it is to fight against these pesky little buggers.
As a result of COVID-19, many people now walk around with a bottle of hand sanitizer, and for good reason. Here’s how portable sanitation can prevent widespread illness.
Of course, washing your hands has a powerful effect on germs. If you’ve seen the pepper, water, and hand soap experiment, you know exactly how strong soap is. But sometimes, people find themselves in moments where they won’t have time to find a sink with soap and water.
Instead of walking around with germ-infested hands, you can resort to an effective and quick alternative: hand sanitizer. It will easily do the job that water and soap do. More importantly, people have the chance to clean their hands at less than opportune moments or when they need it most.
Hand sanitizer comes in different variants. You need to look at the level of alcohol concentration in each product before making a purchase. The right alcohol content will kill the most germs and bacteria. Make sure you purchase a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent ethyl alcohol to kill viruses and stop the spread of illnesses.
Sanitizers with 60 – 95 percent alcohol kill germs more effectively and prevent microbes from growing. There needs to be a proper combination of ethanol and water for the sanitizer to work effectively. The higher the percentage of ethyl alcohol, the better chance you have at stopping the spread of bacteria and viruses.
Think about all the objects you touch every day without knowing whose hands were there first. There is no way of knowing what someone did with their hands right before they touched a doorknob. Likewise, you have no way of knowing if someone played in the dirt before they hit the elevator button.
Hand sanitizer makes it easy to immediately clean your hands after touching objects whose history is unknown. Constantly reapplying sanitizer may seem excessive, but you have no idea how much you’re helping yourself and your community by doing so.
When To Apply
So, when is the right time to apply hand sanitizer? Should you use hand sanitizer as an alternative to washing your hands? Most would say no. If there is an option to wash your hands, take it. But if you happen to purchase one of the portable restroom rentals from Floods Royal Flush, you might need to get one of our hand sanitizer stations to accompany it.
Other times you should consider using hand sanitizer are:
- Before touching your eyes, nose, mouth, or face
- When you have soiled hands
- After blowing your nose
- After sneezing or coughing
- When visiting or caring for sick people
- When preparing meals and drinks
These are just a few instances to keep in mind.
Portable hand sanitizer stations prevent widespread illness because you never know where someone came from or what type of germs they encountered. Plus, you don’t know whom they will run into next. Regularly sanitizing your hands protects everyone from the spread of illnesses.