The same principles apply to not-in-service sinks in restrooms as they do to out-of-service toilets OR URINALS.
It is recommended to block or cover not-in-service sinks for similar reasons:
- Safety: An uncovered or unblocked sink could potentially pose a hazard to people, especially children who may climb on them or play with the knobs. Covering or blocking the sink helps prevent accidents.
- Hygiene: Similar to out-of-service toilets, not-in-service sinks may have stagnant water or debris that could harbor harmful bacteria or germs. Covering or blocking the sink can help prevent the spread of illness-causing microorganisms.
- Convenience: When a sink is not in service, it can be frustrating for people who need to wash their hands or use the sink for other purposes. Covering or blocking the sink can help avoid confusion and frustration.
- Aesthetics: An uncovered or unblocked sink can also detract from the overall appearance and cleanliness of the restroom. Covering or blocking the sink can help maintain a professional and tidy appearance.
Overall, blocking or covering not-in-service sinks in restrooms is a simple but effective way to promote safety, hygiene, convenience, and aesthetics in public restrooms.