Washroom Hygiene: The Elephant in the Room?

Air Freshener Service

What do your business or premises washrooms look like? What would be the first thing a customer or client notices, upon entering the washroom?

Survey

A survey of over 1000 adults conducted in the USA, found that 94% of the respondents would avoid a business in the future if they encountered dirty washrooms. Survey respondents said that they would avoid these types of business if they judged them to be dirty:

  • Restaurants: 79 %
  • Hotels: 79 %
  • Healthcare Facilities: 77 %
  • Supermarkets: 50 %
  • Retail Stores: 45 %
  • Fuel Stations: 45 %
  • Car Dealerships: 39 %

 

Washroom hygiene

 

A later survey showed that perceptions of washroom hygiene were critical. Women respondents were show to be more sensitive to poor washroom hygiene than male respondents.

Concerns

Issues that rated highly as concerns were.

  • Paper towels or toilet paper on the floor – 80%
  • Lack of toilet paper – 67%
  • Empty soap dispensers – 55%
  • Water around the sink area – 42%
  • Old or outdated soap dispensers – 29%

How often are your washrooms checked during the day? If your premises have a high footfall through the toilet area, more regular monitoring is needed. Perceptions of washrooms are crucial to a person’s overall view of your business. Your washroom can look incredibly clean and tidy, but any hint of a dirty smell will change the experience to a negative one.

Social Media Shaming

The age of the internet is well and truly upon us. Furthermore, if you provide a poor service like dirty or inadequate washrooms, photos can be broadcast across the ether in a matter of seconds. Customers are swift to take to social media in order to endorse, or worse, condemn, businesses in a full public view.

Washroom hygiene

Make sure your washrooms are of the highest standards and provide quality services for your staff, customers and guests. It reflects on your business operations as a whole and it could make a big difference to your ratings and image!

 

*Since 2008, Nexus Hygiene Ltd have provided professional and reliable washroom services to customers across the North West. From the point of installation, we efficiently deliver everything as promised, which is just one of the reasons why our existing customers remain loyal to us year after year.

Please call us on (01772) 671500 or (07958) 764499 for more information, site survey or direct price comparison: we’re always happy to help!

Areas of Coverage

Accrington – Blackburn – Blackpool – Bolton – Burnley – Chorley – Cleveleys – Colne – Fleetwood – Garstang – Lancaster – Leyland – Lytham St Annes – Morecambe – Nelson – Preston – Skelmersdale – Wigan

 

Blade Dryers, Warm Air Dryers or Paper Towels?

 

Warm Air Hand Dryer

This week, The Guardian published an article on the battle between the mighty blade style hand dryer and paper towels in public washrooms and workplaces.

Warm Air Hand Dryer

The article stems from a recently published piece of research from The Journal of Applied Microbiology. They focussed on the comparison between a warm air dryer, a jet air dryer and paper towels. The results suggest that the blade-style dryer spreads germs further than either the standard warm air dryers or paper towels.

Results suggested:

60 times more germs than standard air dryers, and 1,300 times more than standard paper towels.”

Warm Air Hand Dryers

At Nexus Hygiene Ltd, we prefer our standard warm air dryers over the blade style models and paper towels. We have found during our extensive research and testing, performance and maintenance levels of the warm air dryers far surpasses the blade-style drying systems. Paper towels are an acceptable form of hand drying in public washrooms but produce waste in large volumes. They also require constant monitoring for topping-up and storage.

Warm Air Hand Dryer

Our serviced warm air hand dryer are the most economical method for washrooms. There is no requirement for the refreshing and monitoring of paper towel stocks, emptying any blade dryer reservoir or cleaning up water spillages from the floor or wall areas. The surface area for fitting is also small and less intrusive than a blade-style dryer.

Overall, we feel warm air hand dryer produces the best solution for washrooms. The dryers are both hygienic and economical. Other benefits include minimal-to-no intervention needed by businesses in-between our service visits.

Warm Air Hand Dryer

 

 

*Nexus Hygiene Ltd is a family-owned hygiene service company, based in Preston, Lancashire. We are specialists in washroom services, including: Sanitary Bin Service, Air Fresheners, Warm Air Dryers, Water Management Services, Hygiene Vending, Sanitiser Service , Soap Dispensers and Dust Mats. 

Our Areas of Coverage include: Accrington – Blackburn – Blackpool – Bolton – Burnley – Chorley – Cleveleys – Colne – Fleetwood – Garstang – Lancaster – Leyland – Lytham St Annes – Morecambe – Nelson – Preston – Skelmersdale – Wigan