The tap makes the difference
The coronavirus COVID19 is spreading uncertainty among humans worldwide. According to experts, the greatest safety is achieved by washing hands. Because one of the main topics in infection prevention is hand hygiene. Everyone should know how to wash their hands properly. But what is the point of washing hands if the contaminated lever of the tap has to be operated again to stop the water flow?
Not only from a hygienic point of view, contact- free taps are the best choice. If you do not have to touch surfaces, you cannot infect yourself with bacteria and viruses on them. In general, Electronic fittings are less contaminated and therefore more hygienic than non touchless fittings.
Second choice - self-closing taps.
Operate the tap, wash your hands thoroughly. With self-closing faucets, you do not need to touch the faucet again after cleaning your hands to stop the water flow. It will do this by itself after a pre-set time.
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Minimize the contact for single lever fittings. Single-lever taps must be touched again after hand hygiene to stop the water flow. This is unnecessary and can cause recontamination. Therefore always try to use contact-free taps or self-closing taps if they are available. Especially in public and semi public Areas with a high User Frequency.
CONCLUSION: With contact-free taps bacteria have no chance!
Washing hands properly
1. Wash your hands under flowing water. Now soap your hands carefully. Do not only think of the flat of your hands, but also of the spaces between your fingers, the back of your hands, your thumb and possibly your knuckles.
2. Stop. Not that fast! To get your hands really clean, they should be soaped for at least 20 seconds. Depending on the degree of soiling, this time should be increased.
3. Wash your hands thoroughly under running water after soaping. If no contact-free tap is available, it is recommended that you close the water flow with your elbow. In this way, you will avoid coming into contact with new bacteria again with your recently cleaned hands.
4. Dry your hands completely with a clean tissue.
5. Ideally, you can now leave the washroom without coming into contact with the door handle or other elements.
Entering and leaving a washroom.
It is recommended to touch as few surfaces as possible in public spaces. This also applies to door handles, taps etc. Whenever possible, operate levers, fittings, buttons etc. with your elbow or ankle when no contactless action can be performed.
Each individual can contribute something to the containment of the dangerous virus. Contact-free taps support this.