By Jim Malcolm, Enviro-Master Services of Denver | Vendor Bylines —
This headline regarding the flu is alarming:
The Flu is Killing up to 4,000 Americans a Week (Bloomberg, 2/10/18)
Additionally, hepatitis A outbreaks in Colorado are also on the rise. This begs the question: is your restaurant protected from diseases that drive away customers and reduce productivity of your workforce?
Public restrooms harbor contaminants such as e-coli, salmonella, streptococcus, influenza, and staphylococcus, and these same restrooms are the distribution centers for the flu, norovirus, and hepatitis A, if not properly sanitized. The toilet plume, which sprays from a toilet when flushed, launches airborne bacteria across the restroom up to 20 feet. Obviously, the restroom requires attention to keep businesses out of the negative headlines.
Prevent the Spread of Disease
- Wash hands frequently – a must for employees!
- Add additional hand sanitizers to your restaurant
- Keep surfaces and door handles disinfected – applying a germicidal sealant is best practice!
- Schedule seasonal deep cleanings – especially during and after flu season
- Spray all restroom surfaces with a hospital-grade germicide. Remember the toilet plume? Bacteria and viruses are covering every surface.
- Be proactive and have a plan. Don’t hesitate to enlist outside help!
Stay out of the headlines by preventing the spread of disease at your restaurant!
Enviro-Master is the #1 trusted partner for restroom health and safety, as they provide comprehensive solutions to prevent the spread of disease and control odors. (303) 895-6422