Be Prepared When Mother Nature Calls

mother nature callsAlthough we may try and control many aspects of our lives, in the end, none of us can control Mother Nature, and when She calls, it’s a very good idea to be prepared.
Whether its incontinence, your period, or a baby that decided just after you walked out of the house dressed and ready to go that he or she had to “go” too. Be prepared for life’s little emergencies with S.A.C. disposal bags. S.A.C. disposal bags are for the disposal or containment, of all used personal hygiene items and soiled clothing. The self sealing plastic bags greatly help to reduce odor, reduce visible waste, reduce cross contamination and are discreet. In addition, using these disposal bags to correctly discard your items instead of flushing them is the right thing to do.
When it comes to sanitary napkins, pads, tampons, briefs, diapers and wipe disposal, it is important understand what can be flushed and what cannot. It is also very important for all of us to be discreet, to be courteous and safely dispose of these items.
In most women’s restrooms, there are sanitary napkin disposal bins specifically designed to dispose of sanitary napkins, tampons and other small personal hygiene products such as wipes or panty liners. These bins should be in good working order, clean and emptied regularly. Their contents should be kept separate from the regular trash because of their possibly hazardous nature. If you are using a women’s restroom, keep in mind that items saturated with bodily fluids can be a source or cross contamination and very unhealthy so please do not throw them in with the regular trash. Be sure to use the right receptacle for sanitary napkin disposal and bag your used item prior to discarding it every time. Bagging used items before placing them in the disposal bin reduces cross contamination, visible waste and odor. Wrapping it up in toilet paper is wasteful and does not create a protective barrier. If you must discard the item in the regular trash, it is very important that the item is bagged and sealed prior to doing so.
In the men’s restroom there are no disposal bins available for your use if you need to discard a soiled brief or urinary incontinence pad. Men with incontinence should carry a few S.A.C. disposal bags with them throughout the day in order to safely and discreetly dispose of soiled items. Never flush briefs, wipes or incontinence pads as they will most definitely clog the toilet.
Unfortunately people have been mislead by many product manufacturers to believe that most of the personal hygiene products that they use can be flushed. The materials used in most sanitary napkins, tampons, urinary pads, diapers and wipes are made to absorb and are designed NOT TO fall apart, at least not right away anyway. Once flushed they absorb water and expand further to clog the toilet and get hung-up in the pipes. These items create an enormous amount of damage to plumbing, pipes, septic systems, waste water treatment plants and most likely will result in a clog or backup in your home, office, school, restaurant or wherever you are.
Carrying the disposal bags with you so you have them on hand is a great idea but if you own business or maintain a public restroom look for the S.A.C. personal hygiene disposal bags and dispensers for installation in your restrooms. This will provide people with what they need to discard of these items in your restroom and will greatly reduce plumbing clogs, odor and other facility damage.
So whatever you do, don’t practice your personal hygiene disposal by flushing any of these products down the toilet. Next time you think about doing this, be courteous and think about the person who will have to unclog that toilet. It can result in a costly plumbing bill, loss of use, damaging flood and a disgusting, unhealthy mess to clean up.
Practicing proper personal hygiene disposal is important for health, dignity, safety and your pocketbook. Bag and Bin used personal hygiene items every time.

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