The Pürleve Hygienic Door Handle, born from those protective-disposable-airport toilet seat sheaths that automatically recycle, is an innovation in public restroom sanitation. It forlorns the dangers of doorknobs, a cesspool of germs that if touched, can get a lot of people sick.
Featuring an antibacterial sleeve which is automatically rolled on and refreshed after every touch, you no longer have to avoid touching the grubby communal door handle when you leave the restroom.
Equipped with a high-capacity roll of recyclable anti-bac sleeves, the Pürleve Hygienic Handle’s covering pours out of and down the side of the lever like a water-fountain within seconds of use, providing a clean touch for every user.
“Research finds that only one out of three people wash their hands after leaving the restroom, and of those people only 50 percent wash their hands properly,” said Todd Muderlak, president, Pürleve. “The irony is that we cannot force others to be hygienic and wash their hands; however, regardless how hard we try to avoid the germs and sickness we are FORCED to grab the same door handle that so many have touched before. The restroom is used for all sorts of reasons that lead to hygienic concerns. This results in many germs that can pass easily from a person infected with all types of viruses, such as the swine flu, to common surfaces like a door handle which everyone entering or leaving must touch. Considering the current pandemic concerns, business owners can protect their customers’ and employees’ health by providing a safe, hygienic environment.”
According to the CDC, swine flu is spread just like the seasonal flu; person-to-person and object-to-person. To better fight the spread of germs, the Pürleve Hygienic Door Handle functions like all other door handles; however, it offers an innovative bonus: proprietary Automatic Sleeve Dispenser (ASD) technology that automatically advances antimicrobial sleeves over the handle after each use. The ‘never been touched’ door handle allows for a clean escape for all patrons from the restroom and thus minimizes cross contamination and promotes a facility’s image as a clean, healthy environment.
“Door handle sanitation in restrooms can provide all customers and employees an additional level of protection,” Muderlak said. “Leveraging our hygienic door handle solution, building occupants are no longer affected by the questionable hygiene habits of all the persons who have used the restroom before them and can avoid possible contact with the swine flu.”
In addition to providing a safer, more inviting environment, the Pürleve Hygienic Door Handle also contributes to a restroom’s cleanliness and reduces overall maintenance costs. Restroom users recognize the door handle is a potential bastion of bacteria and sickness. Therefore, many use numerous sheets of paper towels or wadded up toilet paper as a barrier between themselves and the handle. This results in either rapidly filled waste baskets or most commonly people dispose of the paper on the floor upon exiting, which can lead to a dirty mess and increase in the use and cost of paper towels and toilet paper. The rapidly filled waste baskets and additional mess on the floor also requires greater cleaning time, and therefore can increase labor costs.
“Ultimately, businesses need to create a safe, clean environment for their customers and employees,” Muderlak said. “Our cost-effective and simple-to-use product provides business owners a solution for giving their customers and employees a small of peace of mind during this outbreak while also protecting them against common germs that dirty our restrooms daily.”
Look for the Pürleve Hygienic Door Handle in your local public restrooms soon. ($199, www.purleve.com).