Many people have their suspicions about which surfaces in a public restroom are the worst to touch. However, recent studies show that some of the most unsuspecting surfaces may, in fact, be the worst when it comes to germs and measurements of colony forming units (CFU) per square inch. Can you identify the germiest surfaces of your business restroom? Consider the potential worst offenders of your facilities and why they should be professionally sanitized throughout the year with a game of “Which is Worse?” in your restroom.
Round 1: Toilet Seat vs. Toilet Paper Dispenser
Between these two hot-zone surfaces in your restroom, which is worse? While many people may instantly point to the toilet seat, the answer may surprise you! A report provided by Seniorliving.org showcases the shocking results of various restroom surfaces swabbed for CFU. These results show that the toilet paper dispenser is the worst offender of the two, whose results show that its CFU measurement exceeds 7.6 million CFU per square inch compared to the 1.5 million CFU per square inch of the toilet seat.
Round 2: Toilet Handle vs. Sink Faucet Handle
Our second round of “Which is Worse?” that may also shock you. The toilet handle, despite its frequent use and proximity to the toilet bowl, actually ranks below the sink faucet handle for counts of CFU. With this, the sink faucet handle showed over 3 million CFU per square inch, which may leave you with some doubts about cleaning your hands! This result, in particular, should be an alarming red flag to restaurant owners everywhere, as employees, particularly those who prepare food, should have access to sanitized surfaces that prevent them from contaminating the food as they work.
A Sanitary Solution for Business Owners
Although this research may point to some alarming figures, it is important to recognize that these numbers and concentrated areas of dangerous bacteria can be reduced with the proper sanitation measures for your business. By ensuring that the surfaces in your business restroom stay well sanitized at all times, you are also eliminating the stress of factors such as clean food preparation and the spread of illness from your responsibilities. Let the sanitation professionals at Enviro-Master help save you from this unnecessary stress with professional sanitation services today.
Keep Your Business Sanitized for Summer with Enviro-Master
Enviro-Master is the expert in the Mid-Atlantic area – get a free restroom evaluation. Owner Neil Middleton is determined to promote great restroom hygiene. Enviro-Master Services has been listed as one of the Top 50 New Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine. Now servicing DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We kill the germs that kill your business. Call the Germbusters!
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