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Aug 8, 2018

How Clean is Your Commercial Restroom?


Restrooms are a necessity. So for the sake of your clients, your employees, and yourself, here are the things your business should keep in mind when offering a healthy place to relieve one’s self.
Category: General
Posted by: scadmin

We don’t need to tell you just how gross a commercial restroom can get. We all have horror stories of having to use a washroom at one point or another that was clearly not kept up to any sanitation standard developed in Canada. So for the sake of your clients, your employees, and yourself, here are the things your business should keep in mind when offering a healthy place to relieve one’s self.

 

Toilets & Urinals. The obvious place to begin is providing clean toilets (and urinals). These should be sanitized daily, and the inside scrubbed to prevent staining. Any drops of bodily fluids need to be removed in order to keep the toilet safe for others to use.

 

Floors. Dirty floors not only give a bad overall impression of your restroom, they can also quickly become a safety hazard. Bits of toilet paper and paper towel need to be swept up and put away. Floors should be cleaned and dried to prevent the possibility of someone falling.

 

Automatic Faucet. What do people do as soon as they’re done relieving themselves? Hopefully, they wash their hands, which means everyone’s contaminated fingers will be touching the faucet handle to turn on the sink. They’ll wash their hands, and then touch it again rendering the washing moot. Non-automatic faucets can be so filthy that washing at them actually makes your hands more dirty. Invest in automatic faucets to allow for true hygiene.

 

Door Knobs. We don’t need to dwell on the fact that many Canadians either don’t wash their hands at all after relieving themselves or don’t use soap. What we do need to recognize is that those people are still touching the door knob. One option is to choose a door people can move by just pushing against it with their should rather than operating a door knob. But either way, the door should be sprayed down and sanitized every day.

 

You’re busy running a successful business, so we know that bathrooms might not be top of mind. But your clients will take a clean restroom as a sign that your business cares about the details. Ensuring your facilities are clean and healthy will also prevent the spread of disease — reducing sick leave and increasing worker productivity. Think of clean restrooms as an investment. They keep your employees healthy and at work, speak volumes to your business’s professional image, and simply make working in your commercial space more pleasant for everyone.