Most people wash their hands for hygienic purposes, but many will skip handwashing if they can’t find a sink and running water nearby. All those dirty hands become carriers of bacteria that often cause diseases. Portable hand washing sinks can be convenient in these cases where bathrooms may not have enough sinks to cater to a lot of people, especially during special big events. Moreover, they can be practical for situations where an actual sink may not be available or not easily accessible to people, like in outdoor festivals, camping, science laboratories, and some clinics.

A lot of diseases can be caused by dirty hands. One of these is gastroenteritis, which is caused by noroviruses that can be transferred via contact. It is easy to spread the norovirus in crowded places and within large groups. When someone gets ill, a lot more people are likely to catch it, too. To prevent this, you can install portable hand washing sinks to encourage people and wash their hands after using the toilet and before preparing or eating food.

Handwashing is highly recommended after using the bathroom. Fecal matter is the source of bacteria like Escherichia coli and salmonella, which can cause diarrhea and an upset stomach. These germs are responsible for some respiratory infections, too, like hand-foot-mouth disease and adenovirus. Proper handwashing with soap can reduce your risk of contracting those germs.

We may cover our mouths when we sneeze or cough to avoid spreading diseases like the common fold and the flu. However, these conditions can still spread if we fail to wash our hands. Portable hand washing sinks can be handy as they provide clean water and an area that can hold the soap to encourage proper hand washing procedures & hygiene.