What do your business or premises washrooms look like? What would be the first thing a customer or client notices, upon entering the washroom?
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 %
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.
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- Old or outdated soap dispensers – 29%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.
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