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Restrooms: High-Traffic, Higher Standards

A messy, grimy public space can significantly impact a customer’s experience. Conversely, a clean space can facilitate a much more enjoyable, elevated experience. This concept is amplified when the area is highly trafficked. The more people that visit, the greater possibility for mess, germs and filth to build up.


One high-traffic area that is especially susceptible to this reality is a public restroom, which can be some of the most highly visited areas in any building. So, it is crucial they are well maintained, as a clean and orderly restroom is  expected by consumers.  When those standards are not met, the risk is that the bad restroom experience negatively impacts a consumer’s perception of the entire building. Thankfully, there are several steps that can be taken to  ensure that restrooms are adequately upheld to high standards for all around enjoyable customer experiences.


A Regular, Established Schedule
The first step is creating a plan that includes a strict cleaning schedule that is understood by all facility team members. Everything in the restroom, from the toilets to the sinks to the hand dryers, should be regularly inspected  and cleaned to maintain a hygienic environment.


A regular cleaning schedule helps customers feel confident in the cleanliness of the restroom, ultimately resulting in  a better experience. In addition, dedicating time for regular cleanings ensures messes and filth do not build up to a level that requires a significant amount of time to clean.


Keep It Fresh

Different surfaces may require diverse solutions to achieve optimal cleanliness. Some solutions are stronger than  others and may be required for certain areas of the restroom. Others may require a gentler option, especially if the material that is being cleaned is more delicate. It’s important to understand the best option for each part of the  restroom to achieve the desired results.


Similarly, it’s crucial that each surface is cleaned with fresh tools, whether those tools are reusable or disposable cloths. For example, do not use the same cloth that is used to clean the toilet to also clean the hand dryer without cleaning the cloth first. This can lead to unsanitary cross contamination.


Clean from Top to Bottom

Finally, if a commitment to regular cleanings is made, don’t skimp on the details or cut corners. A full clean includes all of the nooks and crannies, and not just the main, visible surfaces. To show the level of detail required, consider a proper cleaning of a Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer. All surfaces of the machine should be wiped down with a soft  cloth and non-abrasive cleaner (or a clean singleuse  cleaning wipe). Particular attention should be given to the seals  and sides of the unit. Then, clean the air inlet at the base of the unit to prevent build up.


But the cleaning doesn’t stop with the unit itself. It’s important to also clean the floor and wall beneath and around the unit to promote overall cleanliness. This final step is particularly important in high-traffic restrooms. To  eliminate this cleaning, consider a model like the Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry hand dryer that combines a faucet and dryer in one unit directly at the sink. This integrated solution removes excess water on the floor or counter in the restroom, frees up space and creates a better flow in the restroom.


With regular, thorough cleanings, even the highest-trafficked restroom can be maintained at the highest of  standards.



Source: Dyson