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Hand Washing vs. Hand Sanitizing

Handwash Station

At PortaPros we are known for having the cleanest portable restrooms - that's part of the PortaPros Difference. We want to make sure that when you are finished up, your hands are clean and germ-free as well.

Hand Sanitizing

Hand Sanitizing

Hand sanitizer is always included with all of our portable restroom rentals because it is recommended to use to prevent the spread of germs. A 60% alcohol hand sanitizer is a quick option to quickly kill germs on the skin. Replacing the hand sanitizer is an important part of our protocol when servicing our toilet rentals.

When sanitizing your hands:

  • Apply enough sanitizer to completely cover your hands them
  • Rub the sanitizer into your hands for 20 seconds, or until your hands feel dry

Hand Washing

Hand Washing

Hand sanitizer is a key step in keeping germ-free, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)* always recommends hand washing over hand sanitizing when soap and water are available. Hand washing is proven to be the most effective method for removing all types of germs from your hands.

When soap and water are available, the recommendation is:

  • Wet your hands thoroughly
  • Lather soap on the front and backside of your hands and between your fingers
  • Scrub your hands for 20 seconds
  • Rinse your hands
  • Dry your hands with a clean towel

Read more about our handwash stations and OHSA standards in a previous PortaPros post - Planning for your handwash stations.

PortaPros Handwash Stations

PortaPros Handwash Stations

PortaPros offers a wide range of portable handwash stations that can easily be added to your portable restroom rental. Not only are handwash stations an available standalone rental option, but they can also add to an existing order as an extra layer of protection for your employees, customers or guests.

Our handwash stations include:

  • 22 - 43 gallons of clean water (depending on unit)
  • Soap dispensers
  • Foot pedal operations
  • Paper towel dispensers
  • Trash boxes are available upon request

PortaPros hand wash stations are versatile enough to provide hygiene – and peace of mind – wherever you need them. To view our complete lineup, visit our Hand Wash Station product page.


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