Valley Supply Has a Better Way to Clean Restrooms
Cleaning a restroom is one of the most important jobs for any cleaning professional. It’s also the most unpleasant. Every day the toilets, urinals, sinks, and other restroom touchpoints must be maintained at any given school, office, or retail establishment, and every day the job seems even more impossible.
Good restroom cleaning practices protect more than public health. Valley Supply can help you and your staff provide a well-maintained, fresh-smelling space that reflects positively on the rest of your school or organization. Restroom cleaning is vital but it doesn’t have to be expensive, difficult, or time-consuming if you use the right equipment.
Why Are Public Restrooms So Unclean?
Google “why are public restrooms so gross?” and you’ll find that many people are asking the same question. A lot of the common complaints; unflushed fixtures, urine spattered toilet seats, liquid (maybe water, maybe something else) on the floor, and garbage everywhere, can be blamed on bad user behavior.
Other complaints, like no toilet paper, hand towels or soap, bad smells, and stained or clogged fixtures, can be chalked up to poor maintenance practices.
No matter the cause, the resulting mess makes a bad impression. That impression is amplified as a growing number of people rely on public restrooms for more than a place to use the toilet or wash their hands. The latest Bradley Corporation Healthy Hand Washing Survey found lots of other reasons Americans choose to visit a public restroom.
- 47% Check their Appearance.
- 40% Blow their Nose or Cough
- 27% Take a Break
- 25% Use their Cell Phone
- 14% Change their Clothes
Families Demand Restrooms Be Clean
The rise of the family restroom also speaks to the multifunctionality of these public spaces. If your facility includes a family restroom, it needs to be unquestioningly clean for every user. Seventy-six percent of parents report not only using the toilet in a family restroom but also washing hands, changing diapers, changing clothes, washing their child’s face, and calming a child.
‘Our survey this year shows that public restrooms meet so many needs,’ said Jon Dommisse, director of strategy and corporate development for Bradley Corp. in an article for PHCPPros.com. ‘They are a space that’s important to everyday life for hundreds of millions of people.’
What’s at Stake When You Consider a Clean Restroom?
With all of the activity going on in these spaces, restroom cleaning has never been more important to your organization’s reputation. In fact, 64% of people made a conscious decision to visit a business based on its history of cleaner, better-maintained restrooms, according to the Bradley survey.
The numbers are even higher at schools. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. high school students surveyed state that badly-maintained restrooms show that the school doesn’t care about its students, reflects poor management, and lowers their overall opinion of the facility, as reported by Cleaning & Maintenance Management.
The numbers tell a clear story. Clean restrooms are vital to your reputation.
What’s the Germ Count?
But proper restroom cleaning tips is more than just good for your facility’s image. Dirty restrooms do in fact harbor a variety of pathogens. Some are benign, others more dangerous.
A recent study found genetic traces of more than 77,000 distinct types of bacteria and viruses in restrooms. The most prevalent include fecal bacteria, influenza, streptococcus, E. coli, hepatitis, MRSA, salmonella, shigella, and norovirus. News of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan City, China, and its spread has brought pathogens into sharper focus as global markets react to fears of a pandemic.
As long as common sense and proper handwashing techniques are used, the chances of catching a serious illness in a restroom are small. But try telling that to a panicked public where perception is reality.
Restroom Cleaning Made Fast and Easy
Traditional tools like mops, buckets, and rags don’t clean restrooms well because they’re time-consuming and cumbersome to use. What’s worse, these restroom cleaning methods don’t even fully remove the dirt, soils, and pathogens found in a restroom. The result is a frustrated cleaning staff, smelly restrooms, and unsatisfied customers that won’t come back.
Valley Supply recommends the ultimate cleaning tool – a Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning Machine. This state-of-the-art technology combines chemical metering and injection, a pressure washer, and wet vacuum into one system. The No-Touch thoroughly removes restroom contaminants in half the time of cotton mops and leaves surfaces dry and ready to use.
See a Kaivac cleaning machine in action and talk to us about how to thoroughly clean your restrooms and save time and money.