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Last Updated on June 6, 2023
Are you tired of dealing with the unpleasant odor caused by dirty diapers in your business’s restroom?
Keeping restrooms clean and fresh can be a challenge, but it’s crucial for maintaining a positive image and ensuring customer satisfaction.
In this article, we’ll provide you with practical tips and tricks to get rid of the dirty diaper smell and keep your commercial bathroom smelling fresh.
Discover the causes of diaper odor, the importance of investing in quality diaper disposal units, using odor-neutralizing products, and the significance of regular cleaning and maintenance.
Don’t let dirty diapers ruin your restroom’s reputation. Learn how to control diaper odor effectively and create a pleasant restroom experience for your employees and customers
Dirty Diaper Smell/Odor Control
Customer and employee bathrooms can cause a headache for business owners.
They impact the impression that your employees and customers have of your business, but they can be a pain to keep clean.
A clean and fresh-smelling restroom is essential for maintaining a positive image and ensuring customer satisfaction. However, one of the biggest challenges in achieving this goal is dealing with the unpleasant odor that can come from dirty diapers.
What Causes Bad Smells?
The first step in preventing diaper odor is to understand what causes it.
When diapers are soiled, the bacteria that naturally occur in feces and urine begin to break down the waste, releasing foul-smelling gasses. Foul odors are created from the production of ammonia from these bacteria. These gasses can quickly permeate the air and make your restroom smell unpleasant.
It might sound gross, we know, but it’s a part of life that many people have to deal with. This is why it’s important that we start breaking taboos around adult diapers and having these uncomfortable conversations so that everyone can have dignity when using the bathroom, while staying safe and clean.
The key to preventing diaper odor is to neutralize the gasses that are produced before they can spread. You can do this by using specialized diaper disposal units (that also is an added bonus of being discreet for the user) or by using odour-neutralizing air care products specifically designed for use in restrooms.
Invest in a Quality Diaper Disposal Unit
One of the most effective ways to control sewage smell like odor in your restroom is to invest in a high-quality diaper disposal unit. These units, like Citron Hygiene’s touch-free incontinence care unit, are specifically designed to trap and contain odors, preventing them from spreading throughout the room.
When choosing a diaper disposal unit, look for one that has a tight-fitting lid and a built-in odor neutralizer. This will help to keep the odors contained and prevent them from escaping into the surrounding air.
When it comes to adult incontinence waste disposal, you’ll also want to look for a unit that has a hygienic design: no-touch operation and the use of DIN registered Actiwipe used to treat sanitary waste.
Use Odor-Neutralizing Products
In addition to a diaper disposal unit, using odour-neutralizing products can also help to control diaper odor in your restroom. Look for products that are specifically designed for use in restrooms, such as air fresheners or deodorizing sprays.
When choosing a product, look for one that contains active ingredients that neutralize odors rather than simply masking them. Products that contain enzymes or bacteria that break down odors are particularly effective.
It’s also important to remember that in your business, a diverse range of people use your bathrooms. Pick a product that is unlikely to cause irritation or release fragrances that could cause an unpleasant reaction for those using your bathroom.
Change Units and Products Regularly
Unfortunately, diapers disposal units don’t have a magical bottomless pit and odor-neutralizers won’t last foreverrefill for infinity. No matter how effective these products may be, regular cleaning and changing of your units are still essential for preventing diaper odor in your restroom.
This not only means emptying your disposal units and topping up your odor neutralizers but also cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces, including the disposal units, floors, walls, and toilets.
When cleaning your restroom, pay particular attention to areas where diapers may be disposed of, such as diaper disposal units and trash cans. These areas can quickly become breeding grounds for bacteria and odors, so it’s important to keep them clean and disinfected.
It’s also important to take note of whether your disposal units are being used. If you are still seeing diapers in trash cans, even though you have disposal units in your restroom, you may need to think about where you have them placed and how you make sure users know where they are.
How Many Adults in North America Use Adult Diapers?
Adult diapers are also becoming increasingly common in North America. A report by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) shows that more than 50% of older Americans struggle with incontinence.
But this is not just a problem related to the elderly and caregivers. Although incontinence increases as we age, research for Aeroflow shows that over 62% of adult women ages 20 and older and 15.1% of men ages 20 and older experience urinary incontinence.
More and more people in your workforce or your customer base are experiencing incontinence than ever before so odor control will start to become a larger issue for your restrooms. And it’s a part of being an employer that you will have to make accommodations for your employees who have incontinence if you want to maintain a happy and productive workforce.
According to a report by Grand View Research, the global adult diaper market is expected to reach $19.77 billion by 2025. This growth is being driven by increasing awareness of the benefits of using adult diapers for incontinence management. They are becoming an increasingly popular solution for older adults with incontinence to maintain their independence and freedom.
Stop the Stink, Get Rid Of Dirty Diaper Smell
While adult diapers can effectively manage incontinence, they can also create odor control challenges.
By using the same strategies outlined in this article, businesses that serve older adults can also keep their restrooms fresh and odor-free.
Businesses can also work to put in more accommodations and washroom facilities to support an aging workforce. Providing discreet and hygienic solutions for adult diaper disposal is important for workplace wellbeing and the reputation of your business.
Learn more about Citron Hygiene’s incontinence care solutions. Citron Hygiene takes care of it all from installation to reliable, routine servicing. Our Citron Hygiene Certified Technicians are trained to handle biological waste to safely collect and divert waste from your facility.
Commonly Asked Questions
How many hours can a diaper be used for adults?
Adult diapers can be worn for approximately 4-6 hours and should be changed regularly to prevent skin irritation.
What are adult diapers called?
Adult diapers are commonly referred to as incontinence briefs, adult briefs, or protective underwear.
What percentage of adults wear diapers?
It’s estimated that around 10-15% of adults over age 65 use some form of incontinence product. Approximately 12% of all women and 5% of all men experience some form of urinary incontinence.