Would you like…
- To make both your guests and your staff happy?
- For your restaurant to have that special something that attracts people?
- To make your visitors spread the word about your establishment?
There is an area in your restaurant which can help you fulfill all those wishes if you just give it some necessary love!
Many experienced hospitality industry professionals will tell you that your restaurant’s washroom can generate the buzz you need to go up a notch on the popularity scale. Making your washroom a place people will talk about can prove to be the best “word of mouth” marketing decision you will ever make.
Washrooms are usually an object of heavy scrutiny. When people visit a toilet, they usually do it alone, which gives them plenty of time to analyze all the different aspects of the space.
Your washroom is likely to be talked about anyway – it’s up to you to make it look presentable so that the story your guests tell their friends and acquaintances is a positive one.
A washroom which does its job well will
- Make both guests and the members of staff feel comfortable,
- Be clean and bacteria free,
- Be environmentally friendly
- Cut your expenses.
So what are the necessary ingredients that make a great washroom? Listed here are the four most important elements. If you need help doing everything on this list, contact Alsco and rest assured you will create a washroom of your dreams!.
1) The Importance Of Air Quality
A fresh smelling washroom is something that each one of us finds ourselves hoping for in a public place since there is nothing quite so disturbing as a foul-smelling one. There are some easy steps you can take to make your washroom smelling nice and good.
Ventilation is a very important aspect of keeping your washroom clean. Stale air can contain harmful germs and smell bad. In case you can’t afford a window which will take care of all ventilation duties, make sure you find another way to keep air fresh.
Alsco’s 3-in-1 solution is perfect for dealing with bad quality of air. Air management filters will take care of unpleasant smell, dust particles and germs. The most important thing to mention about this triple filter setup is that it does not affect the airflow in your washroom.
2) Hand Hygiene Is Essential
This is the most basic element in a great washroom. Various germs and viruses are known to spread through hands. So it is important to have the right kind of hand hygiene facilities.
A good wash with soap and water is elementary hand hygiene and its importance cannot be overemphasized. Yet it is the most overlooked aspect in our daily hustle and bustle. A good delicate moisturising soap in your washroom is one way to encourage your employees to remember to wash their hands.
Spray soaps are commonly preferred variants for users though not always for the businesses because of their higher costs. Alsco, in conjunction with a specialist manufacturing team, developed new technology to maximize the efficiency of the soap being delivered through the spray system,making them as economical as liquid dispensers. So you can provide your users with choice. Regular servicing ensures that they are always stocked up and functioning properly.
Washing hands will often go waste if they are not dried properly since wet hands are ideal breeding ground for disease carrying germs and viruses. Hands need to be dried properly and completely after each wash.
There are multiple hand drying methods. Choose the one that is right for you. The soft, highly absorbent, cotton continuous towel from Alsco is a green option preferred by many businesses.
Spouts And Dispensers
These are a common source for cross-contamination as they tend to be touched frequently by various people. No-touch dispensers are a healthier alternative and work out to be economical too since they dispense only the required dose of soap.
Alcohol based hand sanitisers are known to quickly reduce microbes on peoples hands. Studies have shown that sanitisers with an alcohol content of a minimum % are the most effective against viruses and germs. These can be particularly useful in situations where water or soap may not be available.
Alsco sanitisers also contain emollients which do not cause skin irritation or damage.
3) Show That You Care
Make sure you provide for the needs of women and children. Discreet and smart feminine hygiene bins for women are a basic necessity.
Additional features like providing a nappy changing unit with a high quality disposal bin or seat sanitisers in public washrooms are just that extra bit you can do to show that you care.
4) Add That Special Something
Your restroom is a great opportunity to impress your visitors and create a buzz around it. We are sure you would have seen those lists about the “Top 10 washrooms”. The idea is to make your visitors feel good about them so that they remember your washrooms.
You do not have to hire expensive designers for it. Sites such as Pinterest, Flickr or Instagram can give you inspiration and get your creative juices flowing.
Alsco’s own sleek modern professional looking range of washroom products is a simple way to pack in that punch.
Wait No Longer!
Following these steps will make your washroom shine! And Alsco, the leader in cost effective washroom solutions for businesses is just a click away from helping you finish the job!