Studies show that unsanitary restroom conditions will drive 30% of customers away.*
Restrooms are the hardest to keep clean, yet the most important room to clean! This often small space deals with high traffic throughout the day and can harbor bacteria and viruses, as well as spread germs among building occupants and visitors.
In a recent survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive, for Cintas Corporation, in July 2013, among 3,130 adults ages 18 and older, revealed what people makes people think public restrooms are "dirty":
|Dirty or sticky floors||93 %|
|Un-flushed toilets||90 %|
|Overflowing trash cans||88%|
|Paper towels or toilet paper on the floor||80%|
|Lack of toilet paper/paper towels||67 %|
|Empty soap dispensers||55 %|
|Water around the sink area||42 %|
|Old or outdated soap dispensers||29 %|
Broken doors or toilet seats, low lighting, graffiti, dirty fixtures, soiled toilet seats and water or urine on the floors were other items noted indicating levels of uncleanliness.
The more times someone touches a contaminated surface and then touches areas on their face (eyes, nose or mouth), the greater the chance for transmission of human microbial pathogens. (Source: CDC/Harris Interactive, 2008)