If you’re not giving your workplace bathroom the cleaning attention, it deserves you might be putting your business at more risk than you’d consider. Potential customers, potential employees, and anyone visiting your facility is more likely to think poorly of your business overall if the hygiene quality of your restrooms is lacking. While they may seem like a simple thing, often the way you treat common areas such as the restroom can be seen as indicative of your company’s attention to detail and care overall. Proper hygiene should be visible throughout your business, from uniforms and personnel to all areas of your business.
Ruin Your Image
If your bathroom is a dirty, stinky mess potential clients will begin to suspect the rest of your business may be lacking as well. If you run a restaurant or are in food service, for instance, a dirty bathroom may lead customers to believe the kitchen is gross too. These opinions are common and can do significant damage to your public image and ability to get and keep clients.
Scare Away Customers
Let’s say you’ve scared away a customer thanks to your terrifyingly dirty bathroom–in today’s social media driven world it is easier than ever for them to “warn off” everyone they know from your facility. Not only might they give that bad impression to their friends and family, but if they’re active reviewers on Yelp or other similar services, you may find yourself with a significant amount of bad PR.
Any space can become a health hazard if it is not cleaned often enough, but bathrooms especially. With damp environments, there is plenty of room for bacteria to grow and quickly multiply. That can quickly become a health threat for both your guests and your employees. It can add extra risk if your employees wear their uniforms into the restroom, especially if they forget to properly wash their hands.
Keep It Clean
To start, make sure bathrooms are fully stocked with paper towels (if no dryer is available) soap, toilet paper, and adequate waste bins to keep the floors clean. If you have any noticeable issues, such as clogged toilets, take care of them immediately. Next, make sure you have all the cleaning supplies you need, mops, brooms, disinfectants, and toilet cleaning materials available and easy to access. While a professional cleaning service is best, a cleaning routine with employees all sharing responsibility is also optional if there is no staff janitor. Establishing a high standard of cleanliness is important in all areas, but in the bathroom, it counts the most. By maintaining a culture of cleanliness, you can ensure that all other areas–such as kitchens, uniforms, and hands, are kept clean as well.
Uniform Services from Ace Uniform
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