Why Restroom Hand Hygiene Matters

Think about the last time you were in a public restroom. Chances are, you used a paper towel to dry your hands. And chances are also good that the dispenser was empty when you got there. If you’re like most people, this probably left you feeling pretty frustrated – and maybe even a little bit unclean. It’s a common problem and a troublesome one with 50% of people saying that empty restroom dispensers have a major impact on their perceptions of the facility’s cleanliness.

In this blog post, we’re going to talk about why hand hygiene is so important, and why using a touchless system for towel and tissue can make your life a lot easier (and your restroom a lot cleaner).

Restroom hygiene is more important than ever before. In the wake of the pandemic, people are acutely aware of the importance of hand hygiene. According to a study by Kimberly-Clark, 94% of people say they wash or sanitize their hands more now than before the pandemic. And it’s not just hand sanitizer that people are looking for – nearly 9 in 10 say they view touchless systems as very important restroom amenities.

Benefits of Touchless Systems

Touchless systems have been popular in commercial restrooms for a long while and are certainly not a new concept. However, with the heightened awareness of hand hygiene and the increased focus on public restroom cleanliness, now more than ever, people are appreciating the benefits they offer and we’re seeing a big shift towards more touchless systems.

There are several reasons why touchless systems are gaining popularity. Here are just a few…

  • They’re Safer and More Hygienic 

Restrooms typically get a lot of traffic and, as a result, they can get pretty dirty between cleanings. Contact points such as restrooms doors, toilet handles, and towel and tissue dispensers are a common place for bacteria to accumulate. With a touchless system, you don’t have to worry about contact with dirty surfaces or germs on the hands of other users. Studies have shown that using a touchless system can reduce the amount of bacteria on your hands by up to 58%.

  • They Reduce Waste and Save Resources

Touchless systems dispense just the right amount of paper – no more, no less. This not only helps to conserve resources but also reduces unnecessary waste and keeps your facility looking neat and tidy.

  • They’re More Cost-Efficient

Touchless systems are also more cost-efficient – they have been shown to use up to 30% less paper than traditional towel and tissue dispensers – which can add up to big savings over time.

  • They Increase People’s Perception of Cleanliness

Most importantly, touchless systems make people feel cleaner – 83% of people say they feel more clean and hygienic when using a touchless system. Soiled faucets and grubby bars of soap don’t do much to make you feel confident in your hand hygiene.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to hand hygiene, safety, and efficiency, touchless systems reign supreme. If you’re looking for a way to make your restroom more hygienic and efficient, a touchless system is the way to go.

For more information on touchless systems or for help finding the right one for your business, contact us today. We’d be happy to help!