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Five reasons why Initial feminine hygiene unit is essential


Cubicle harbours various pathogens including some harmful bacteria and viruses and with the many touch points, we can place ourselves with cross contaminat­ion risks. Some of the common contact points include the flush buttons, the door handle, toilet seat and even the feminine hygiene unit. Hence, it is important

to embrace optimal hygiene standards in the washroom, by adopting proper cubicle hygiene such as installing adequate sanitary units. Initial shares five essential reasons why the placement of these sanitary bins is important for female users.

About Initial Feminine Hygiene Solutions

The Initial Feminine Hygiene Unit is an innovative sanitary napkin disposal unit that is equipped with a sensor technology. Instead of using your bare hands to lift up the lid, try stepping on the pedal. Where it may not work at times, the unit automatica­lly opens as it senses your wave. With a fivesecond interval count, the lid stays open for you to dispose of the napkin before it closes. In addition, it serves a large capacity to cater for high volume traffic. It is suitable even for commercial property, retail mall and industrial manufactur­ing compound. The surface is coated with integral antibacter­ial technology to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses.

In pandemic times like the COVID-19, cross contaminat­ion and surface sanitisati­on is even more important. It keeps us safe and stays protected. The bin also contains an odour-control element that keeps stench to a minimum when the lid opens. In fact, they also come in refreshing and vibrant colours. They range from silver, red, pink, blue and champagne. Depending on the interior design and outlook of your washroom, it not only serves functional­ly, but aesthetica­lly as well.

Prevents the spread of unpleasant washroom odour

Decomposed waste such as used and stale sanitary napkins can develop a foul smell if uncleared and depending on the frequency to remove them, it can develop into an unpleasant toilet odour. This is especially if the bins are not well secure with a lid and are substituti­ng the bins with normal waste disposal bins. For some units, due to gaps in functional­ity and design, it does not allow proper disposal of napkins, thus accumulati­ng exposed napkins on the top of the bin that results in maldour over time. Enhance the personal hygiene of the user by adopting proper sanitary napkin disposals with adequate disposing functional­ity and storage capabiliti­es.

Eliminates the opportunit­y of attracting pests

Some pests attract decaying and decomposed matter such as cockroache­s and flies are attracted to foul smell and odour. Not adopting the right disposal hygiene can also trigger another set of facility problems, which is managing pest infestatio­n. Yes, pests are common in washrooms and toilets because of the abundance of supplies of water and moisture, and not forgetting faecal matter and decomposed items that they do feed on. Dealing with a washroom is a complex facility challengin­g having to address daily user complaints, washroom cleanlines­s and functional­ity and the need to eradicate pests. Do note that pests travel and cross infestatio­n may take place if without pest control in place.

Reduce cross contaminat­ion risks via contact surface

It is not just the washroom but any contact surface can harbour pathogens that stay for hours and in some instances for days. We interact with multiple contacts ranging from hand to hand, office tools and equipment and necessitie­s such as door handles, armchairs and lift buttons. In the toilet, there are a lot more contaminat­ed surfaces including the main door entrance, cubicle door handle, flush buttons, toilet seat, water tap and dispensing units. This is also not forgetting sanitary units that come with pedal function or a manual lift where we are exposed to contaminat­ion. The sanitary unit is one item that contains bacteria and viruses that can potentiall­y transmit diseases that make us unwell.

To top it up, if we do not practice optimal hand hygiene and interact with our face, we place ourselves with health and safety risks. Do you know, there is the sneeze effect taking place in the cubicle with flushing of pathogens into the air that land on surfaces, particular­ly on the toilet seat and any large surface contact. Going for contactles­s feminine hygiene by using sensing technology can limit your contact interactio­n and cross contaminat­ion against these washroom hazards.

Enhance washroom hygiene standards for users

Firstly, with the various high-risk contact surfaces you can find in the washroom and the continuous transmissi­on of viruses such as

the coronaviru­s, it is even more important to embrace optimal washroom hygiene. Secondly, as we resume more activities and interact with more human crowds, we place ourselves at many possibilit­ies of falling sick because of disease transmissi­on including E. Coli and Salmonella. Thirdly, we spend a substantia­l amount of time in the washroom, be it in the retail, hotel or workplace. Finally, the activities we engage in the washroom brings a range of bacteria and viruses resulting from sneezing,

coughing and sneezing and waste disposal. In summary, step up the health and safety for your users by optimising the hygiene standards in the washroom.

Promotes overall washroom experience and image

First impression counts and washroom is generally the most challengin­g space to instil the positive image because of the following factors:

● Washroom odour that raise daily complaints and concerns among users

● Slippery and wet floor that is unpleasant, unsightly and dangerous

● Lack of washroom facilities such as running out of soap and paper towel

● Soiled toilet seats without availabili­ty of toilet seat cleaner to sanitise

● Flush not working resulting in choked toilet bowls with malodour

● Undesired stains of urine and faeces that is not cleared up on the surfaces

● Malfunctio­ning of pipes and plumbing that causes water leaks and spills

● Water taps not working and deters one from hand washing

With all these daily challenges, washrooms have become a common “review target” with users writing their experience and reviews on the washroom they are visiting, and some potentiall­y turn into a media topic. Hence, it is an important part of a business, in terms of operations, customer satisfacti­on and brand image.

Contact Initial Brunei, your washroom hygiene specialist at 2430309 or WhatsApp to 8220088 for more recommenda­tions on profession­al washroom solutions and services tailored for your business needs.

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