The Importance of Clean & Disinfected Workplace Bathrooms

The Importance of cleaning & disinfecting workplace bathrooms cannot be underestimated. There is no space in your workplace germier than the bathrooms, which commonly include bacteria such as streptococcus, e-Coli, and salmonella. What makes matters worse is that most workspace bathrooms are filled with high-touch surfaces like faucets, flushers, door handles, soap and towel dispensers, and hand dryers, which all come into contact with hands at their germiest. Many employees also fail to follow proper hand washing protocol making their hands carriers of harmful bacteria. Bacterial concerns in bathrooms go even deeper, as dirty floors, hard to reach places and moist areas make it easy for germs to proliferate. Routine cleaning and disinfecting help prevent the spread of illness-causing germs, which are routinely found in workplace bathroom settings.

Toilet Plume

“Toilet plume” is a term for what happens when the force of flushing sprays microscopic particles of waste from the bowl into the air.  “This plume is easily transmitted in a wide range of airspace when you flush the toilet,” says Kelly Reynolds, Ph.D., an associate professor of environmental and occupational health at the University of Arizona. Every time an employee flushes a toilet, a plume of mist and bacteria rises up from the toilet, coming into contact with all nearby surfaces. Of course, the best way to prevent this from happening is to close the toilet lid when flushing. However, not all workplace toilets have lids and not all employees are conscientious enough to close the lid before flushing.   

Workplace Bathroom Cleaning vs. Disinfection

A restroom can “look clean” on the surface, but the human eye can’t detect potentially harmful bacteria that cleaning alone won’t eliminate. Disinfection is the most important part of workplace bathroom cleaning, with the proper use of hospital grade products that eliminate upwards of 99.9% of germs. Disinfection is especially important for those “high-touch” areas where workers are most likely to touch and pick up infectious bacteria such as flushers and door handles and towel dispensers. Cleanstart, a PNW commercial cleaning company is highly knowledgeable when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting workplace bathrooms and we utilize a range of cleaning strategies and products for optimum workplace bathroom hygiene.

Dirty Workplace Bathrooms Impact The Bottom Line

When employees get sick as a result of unsanitary bathroom conditions, it can impact a company’s bottom line. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that productivity losses linked to absenteeism cost employers $225.8 billion annually in the United States, or $1,685 per employee.  It’s also estimated that 3 in 10 restaurant patrons who have a negative experience with a dirty bathroom would never return again, and 50% of those people said they would share that experience with others. Negative feedback whether a simple conversation, a shared photo on social media or a bad review can significantly hurt a business.

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“With the increased use of consumer review sites, consumers form a perception of a business long before they set foot in the door,” says David Mesko, Cintas vice president of product development.” If your place of business (including the restrooms) are dirty and someone mentions that in an online review, it will have a negative impact on your bottom line.” All the more reason to have set protocols and scheduled maintenance of your restrooms, no matter what type of business you run.

Hiring a Reputable PNW Commercial Cleaning Company 

Asking your employees to handle “bathroom duties” may not be in your company’s best interests or that of your employees. Not only is routine maintenance time consuming and can take away from your employee’s productivity and overall morale, ensuring that the job is done like an experienced commercial cleaning company would do it is highly unlikely. To ensure that workplace bathrooms are routinely and properly cleaned and disinfected, its best to leave the job to the experts and hire a reputable PNW commercial cleaning company like Cleanstart. We’ll get the job done and keep your bathrooms clean to your complete satisfaction! Give us a call today for a Free Quote!   

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