ROSWELL, GA--Cleaning service providers don't need to be told how
important their work is. In case a client or potential client doesn't
know, ask them this: "The average office building tenant spends more
than three workdays a year in the restroom. Do you know how they spend
the rest of their time?"
Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE:KMB) is dispensing information on avoiding
germs--and telling consumers to look for bathrooms that utilize "no-touch"
systems as a way to avoid contact with germs.
The company's Away
from Home division is making the following suggestions:
Look for enclosed
toilet paper systems that let you touch only the product you need, reducing
the potential for cross-contamination. Toilet paper in an enclosed system
is also protected from dirt and moisture.
If you have a choice,
pick a restroom with no-touch faucets and toilet flushing devices. That
way you can use the restroom without touching a lot of handles or levers
that may harbor germs.
No-touch paper towel
and no-touch soap systems offer the same benefits when washing hands.
Shut the faucet with
a paper towel after washing your hands and also use it to open the door
handle before throwing it away.
Try not to touch bathroom
surfaces after you have washed your hands since germs can be spread to
others via restroom fixtures, surfaces, faucets and product dispensers.
also urging people to wash hands thoroughly.
The company offers
germ protection information at its Skin Wellness Institute website.