Have You Ever Wondered Why Public Toilets Are Not Completely Closed?

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Facts and DIY On 24th December 2017

Have you ever wondered why the stall doors go all the way up to the ceiling or down to the floor? Find out here!

There isn't a lot of time, and there are a lot of restroom stalls to clean.

Hence mopping and cleaning the floor becomes much faster and easier.

We have all been in a situation where there is a massive line up going outside the bathroom to be able to use it, especially if you are a woman.

The short doors help you to see which stall is occupied or not making the line move faster.

According to AmericanRestroom.org, the official answer to this is: "To prevent unnecessary queuing, anyone entering the restroom should be able to easily determine the state of occupancy of stalls. This can be done with doors that do not fully close when not in use or by other devices that signal occupancy."

If A Lock Jams, You Can't Be Trapped Inside

A stall door or lock can easily become jammed, trapping its occupant inside. However, with a stall gap, you can still escape by crawling underneath, if need be.

Doors that go all the way down to the floor are more expensive.

Hence small sized doors are preferred.

The openness of the public bathrooms can help put a stop to drugs used in the toilets.

The strong smell of the drugs will allow the people to know that something wrong is happening in the bathroom causing the person inside to get into trouble. This way before abusing drugs, the person will need to think.

Toilet Paper Can Be Passed Between Stalls.

Ever run out of toilet paper in a stall, only to ask your friend (or even a stranger) next to you to save the day and hand you some? There's no way out of your toilet paper snafu in a floor to ceiling stall - that surprisingly common move is simply and tragically impossible.

Now that you have read a couple of reasons why open bathrooms are better, you have begun to understand their perks.

Although, this may not justify everything. A little more reasoning may be needed in order to convince you 100%.

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