How to Put Together a Restroom Cleaning Schedule
With all the of the hysteria surrounding the bacteria and germs that can be found in public restrooms, you certainly don’t want your restroom to be accused of being unsanitary.
Not only are unclean restrooms generally unpleasant, but they can even keep customers from returning to your business. 30% of people in one survey said that they would not return to a restaurant with dirty bathrooms. If you’re not on top of your restroom cleaning schedule, then you could lose up to 30% of your customers on any given day!
And it’s not just about whether there’s liquid on the floor or streaks on the mirror – over 75% of people consider a restroom to be disgusting if a dispenser is out of soap or toilet paper. To keep customers happy and coming back to your business, you have to make sure that everything is clean and well-stocked at all times. So, let’s put together a restroom cleaning schedule that works for your business. Here are a two things to consider:
How many people are using your restroom each day?
If you’re running a restaurant where customers are spending at least an hour or more in your facility, then it’s likely that your commercial bathroom is getting a large number of users and will need to be cleaned or checked on frequently throughout the day. On the other hand, if you run a small retail space where customers are only spending 10-15 minutes, fewer customers are probably using your restroom. When creating a restroom cleaning schedule, keep in mind that all restrooms aren’t used the same – a schedule that works for a huge department store isn’t going to work for a storefront boutique.
What tasks need to be done once a day and which need to be done more often?
If you’re asking your employees to do a thorough cleaning three or four times a day of a small restroom, then you’re not only wasting their time but you’re also annoying customers who want to use the bathroom in peace! Your restroom cleaning schedule should include multiple spot cleanings and checks each day to clean up any messes or restock supplies, a daily cleaning of all surfaces to sanitize the space, and regular deep cleanings to keep everything well-maintained in the long run.
Once you have a restroom schedule in place, there are a few other things you have get in order before you implement your new plan.
1. Do your employees know what’s expected of them?
If you want something done right, you have to be very specific. Make sure that the employees who will be maintaining your restroom understand exactly what needs to be done during each cleaning and exactly how you want it done.
2. Do you have all of the supplies that you need?
As mentioned above, over three-quarters of public restroom visitors think a commercial restroom is unsanitary if a dispenser is missing soap. That’s why it’s a good idea to invest in a professional restroom supply service like the one we offer at Service Uniform. We stock and install air fresheners, soap dispensers and floor mats so that you don’t have to worry about getting the supplies that you need to keep your commercial restroom clean.
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Adjust Your Schedule as Needed
Once you have some sort of restroom cleaning schedule in place, don’t just call it a day! Check your restrooms yourself, monitor customer complaints or comments and adjust your schedule accordingly. If your restroom is absolutely disgusting at the end of the day, then more frequent and/or in-depth cleaning is needed! On the other hand, if your employees are going in for frequent checks and finding nothing to do, then reduce the number of cleanings. Find what works for your business and your customers will be impressed by the work and care that you put into keeping your restroom clean for them.