A dirty café, untidy office or cluttered work area is off putting – for staff and customers. A dirty, smelly restroom is far worse!
When a commercial restroom smells bad, visitors and occupants in your building are forced to confront the unpleasant and stinky realities of bathroom business.
The reality is, restrooms have a disproportionate affect in the perception of your facility. No matter how great everything else in your facility is, if visitors, clients and employees are hit with malodorous smells when they step into your restrooms, they are going to have a strong negative reaction.
If your restroom facilities are not clean properly, they are going to start to smell. It doesn’t take long for the smell to turn into a giant stink bomb.
The best way to maintain your commercial restroom freshness is to use a professional commercial cleaner in Sydney.
Restroom Odour. Whose fault is it?
Restroom odour becomes a problem in most facilities for a number of reasons. The issue of restroom cleaning and odours is of serious concerns for the Facility Manager. In fact, keeping restrooms clean and smelling good continues to top the list of maintenance challenges.
Perhaps your janitorial team isn’t doing the deep and detail work they need to keep your restrooms clean and fresh.
Maybe you have insufficient venting in your restroom. Or perhaps, you simply have too much traffic in and out of your restrooms to count on only a periodic or nightly cleaning.
Or it could be that your restroom materials are porous or problematic for a restroom that sees so many visitors throughout the day.
The problem with restroom odour is that even if your restrooms are visually clean, if someone’s nose picks up the offensive smells, they will register your restrooms, and your facility overall, as dirty and ineffectively maintained.
There can be no doubt, if your restrooms are not clean to professional standards and odour is actively and 100% eradicated, the image of your company will suffer. It takes one bad experience from a customer to undo years of hard work and money building your company’s image. Don’t take that kind of risk.
What’s causing the stink?
Restrooms have a propensity to odour. The business of ‘doing our business’ is kind of smelly. But in a clean, well-ventilated restrooms, these odours shouldn’t linger and build up.
In restrooms, especially the men’s room, urine is the main culprit. Urine eliminates water and salt from our bodies and some of the compounds found in urine, including nitrogen, chlorides, proteins and urea can leave behind unpleasant odours when allowed to evaporate and concentrate around your office restrooms. Not only do these compounds get stinky left to collect on surfaces, they provide an ideal buffet for a host of bacteria that also produce offensive odours.
A basic clean is not the solution
If your janitor is cleaning once daily, this might just not be enough to keep up with your restroom’s visitors. Even periodic day cleaning may include a quick once over like trash removal, restocking supplies, spot cleaning and a quick mop of the floors.
But the compounds related to restroom stink aren’t easily removed with a quick mop. And left on a mop that isn’t cleaned and changed frequently enough, these smelly compounds can even be transferred to other restrooms and areas throughout your facility.
Even worse, adding moisture with wet mopping without eradicating the compounds and bacteria that feed off of them is likely to make a smelly situation even worse. Urine splashes gather around urinals and toilets, they seep into the grout and collect in hard to mop areas like corners.
Deep cleaning the restroom is a solution
At intervals determined by you and your restroom cleaning service, your facility restrooms should get a thorough, deep cleaning. This means that all surfaces including counters, floors, urinals, sinks, toilets, stall partitions should get a more detailed cleaning with the use of chemical disinfectants.
If you can eradicate and remove most of the urine compounds and bacteria, you can stop the smells that stop you cold. Cleaning enzymes and chemical disinfectants are proven to work well for combating germs, bacteria and odor but they need time to work.
If proper dwell times are not observed, the removal of the bacteria, and hence the smell, is less effective. Dwell times are the amount of time a manufacturer stipulates that a product must be allowed to remain on a surface wet in order for it to meet efficacy claims of germ removal.
Ideally, your commercial restroom cleaning company should spray down areas and let the disinfectant sit and do its job while they carry out other tasks like restocking supplies, cleaning mirrors and removing trash. And your restroom cleaning services should be sure to target porous, hard to reach areas like grout lines and corners as well as thoroughly remove moisture in order to keep the space clean and fresh longer.
Consider a professional commercial cleaning to deep clean your restroom at least once every two days or daily if the restrooms are public.
Get professional commercial cleaning help to solve the stink
Maybe you have been handling your restroom maintenance in-house or perhaps you have an existing maintenance company that just isn’t giving your restrooms the attention and care they require.
Either way know this, getting a good value and clean restrooms is not only possible, it can be relatively straightforward. Reputable companies like DryTech Commercial Cleaning understand the real benefits of a clean workplace and shiny, fresh restrooms. They offer the know-how and right products to do the job, they will have systems in place to make sure you don’t have to check and double check their work.
Choose DRYTECH as Your Commercial Cleaner
Even if you don’t have a stink problem in your commercial restrooms, you may still want to call a commercial cleaning company to help you prevent this from happening.
DryTech Commercial Cleaning are experts at office restroom cleaning. We regularly clean for banks, hospitals, apartment blocks and shopping centres. Call us today for all your restroom cleaning and maintenance needs.
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