Have you ever heard the old wives’ tale that if you go outside in the cold with wet hair, you’ll get sick? Or what about the one that walking around your house barefoot in the wintertime will cause you to catch a cold? These are wives’ tales for a reason; they’re not true at all! You can’t catch a cold or the flu simply by going outside with wet hair in the winter (hyperthermia, maybe?). Colds and flus are spread via bacteria and viruses that are spread from person to person, object to person, and even through the air.
There are many ways people can stop the spread of these illnesses, including by simply washing their hands throughout day, especially after they use the restroom. This is why, at Sarabia’s Portable Jons and Blue Sanitation, we offer hand wash stations for events of all kinds. When people wash their hands, they do their part in stopping the spread of germs.
Here are a few facts about the spreading of germs that everyone should know.
Fact #1: Germs are Spread Via Sneezing and Coughing
Typically, when someone sneezes or coughs, they release what are essentially germ-filled droplets. When other people come into contact with these droplets, they also come into contact with germs whose one goal is to spread the cold or flu the other person is suffering from. That is why it is always advised that people sneeze and cough into tissues or their elbows in order to reduce the number of droplets that are sprayed into the air. It’s also advised that people wash their hands after a coughing or sneezing fit, no matter where they are, which can include an outdoor event, one where our hand wash stations are hopefully present.
Fact #2: People Don’t Wash Their Hands Long Enough
How long you wash your hands for is important. If you’re not washing long enough, chances are, you aren’t adequately stopping the spread of germs either. It is advised that people wash their hands for as long as it would take them to sing the whole Happy Birthday song. Next time you wash your hands, why not sing Happy Birthday to cleanliness?
Fact #3: People Should Wash Their Hands More Frequently Than They Do
It’s easy for many people to skip washing their hands after using the restroom. How gross is that? This is especially true when they’re at an outdoor event with porta potties being used. In these situations, hand washing is incredibly important since there are usually a ton of people in attendance at said event.
At Sarabia’s Portable Jons and Blue Sanitation, we’re dedicated to helping people stop the spread of germs, especially at large, outdoor events by providing hand wash stations to our customers. We have a wide variety to choose from, including ones that use fresh water and others that rely on hand sanitizer and sanitized wipes to get the job done. If you’re hosting an event, don’t let it be hodgepodge for flu and cold germs. Get hand wash stations from us instead! Call today!