Whether you like it or not, a restroom at your place of business is a front-line location for keeping your employees, your customers and your visitors happy. It’s a first, last, and lasting impression that we hope will be a good impression, not something that detracts from your image.
We’ve all been in places where the restroom makes you stop and think, is this what they think is right?
There are some businesses that do not take pride in keeping their restroom area looking and smelling great for their employees and customers. You should not take that same approach.
A great looking restroom can leave a positive, lasting impression on a customer, and being on the other side of that perspective can mean the loss of customers or a poor reputation.
We know – it’s just a restroom. That’s true – but think how uncomfortable a terrible looking restroom makes people feel.
If you are the type of facility manager that wants a great looking restroom, there are a few simple ways to keep it looking great.
First, keep up a good stock of restroom supplies. Hand soap, toilet paper, paper towels and seat covers are a few items that need to be replenished daily. Forget about these items and you may leave customers unhappy.
Remember to empty the trash. Nothing is worse than a trash bin overflowing. Especially with a lot of traffic throughout the day, consider checking and emptying the trash multiple times a day if needed.
Keep the sinks clean. A lot of bacteria builds up in a restroom sink. Clean these daily to reduce risk of bacteria and to keep it looking shiny for customers.
Also, keep the toilets clean. Urinals and toilets get a lot of use throughout the day, especially with a lot of traffic. For obvious reasons, clean these daily.
And don’t overlook the restroom stalls and walls. Although these probably don’t need to be cleaned daily, restroom stalls and walls should be wiped down at least weekly. The restroom floors are also a big issue. To prevent long-term damage to tile, wood or linoleum, consider moping the floors daily or a few times a week.
Daily restroom cleaning can be difficult to handle on your own if you don’t have the resources. If you don’t have the internal resources, you should consider hiring a janitorial services company to clean your restrooms daily.