Just touch it
Touching any part of a toilet, especially the lid, might feel unhygienic.
Touching the lid, especially in a public washroom, can definitely feel unhygienic. But you should always close the lid before flushing. Because closing the lid – whether that of a Propelair toilet or any other – ensures you don’t spray a cloud of “poo particles” into the air.
When you flush with the lid up, you spray teeny-tiny-but-disgusting-and-unhygienic “poo particles” into the air.
These can land on surfaces like door handles, get into venting systems and spread throughout a building, getting inhaled by many more people.
Closing the lid of a normal toilet only eliminates up to 80% of airborne germs. That means that even flushing with the lid down can push an invisible cloud of faecal matter into the air, which get into venting, and which then get distributed in other rooms – 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒐𝒎 𝒅𝒐𝒐𝒓 𝒊𝒔 𝒄𝒍𝒐𝒔𝒆𝒅.
While an 80% reduction in aerosolised germs is good, Propelair achieves more than that: research has found that our system eliminates 95% or airborne germs. Propelair has designed its toilet so that the part you touch sits away from the lid and toilet pan itself and never gets in contact with the toilet. In other words:
With Propelair, you don’t touch the lid.
We’re not saying our toilet magically improves the air quality and eliminates all airborne germs – but we are saying that with Propelair, you have FAR FEWER germs floating in cubicles, landing on surfaces, getting into your venting systems and spreading throughout the building.