Restaurant Washroom – The Place Which Can Make All The Difference



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Do you want your visitors to spread the word about your establishment? Are you trying to make both your guests and your staff happy? Do you wish your restaurant had that special something that attracts people?

There is a place in your restaurant which can assist you with all that! All you need to do is dedicate some time to it!

If you ask a hospitality industry expert, you will often hear that washrooms can be really useful in generating the necessary buzz which can help you increase the visibility of your restaurant on the map.

Word of mouth being one of the most effective marketing strategies available, you will gain many popularity points by giving some love to the washroom and designing it in such way that people wish to talk about it to their friends!

People love to judge washrooms. When they pay a visit to one, they are most often alone, and this means that they will often attempt to rate the experience they have. Be sure the most picky among them will have time to analyze every aspect of the place!

A washroom which does its job well will

  • Cut your expenses
  • Be environmentally friendly
  • Be clean and bacteria free
  • Make both guests and the members of staff feel comfortable

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) Pay Special Attention To Hand Hygiene

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.

Sanitisers

Alcohol based hand sanitisers are known to quickly reduce the amount of microbes on people’s hands. Studies have shown that sanitisers with an alcohol content of a minimum 60% 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.

Soap

Using soap is the basic hygiene habit and it simply cannot be overstated how important it is. However, it does not get nearly enough attention it deserves in our everyday life. Fortunately, there are some really good soaps available in the market, whose properties may even encourage workers to wash hands more regularly, such as moisturising effect, for example.

Users tend to really like spray soaps, but those are not often found on business premises because they are usually more expensive. Alsco’s spray soaps, on the other hand, are designed in such way to maximise the efficiency, which results in their price being equal to liquid soaps. This enables you to give your users a choice. Regular servicing ensures that they are always stocked up and functioning properly.

Hand Drying

Washing hands will often go to 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.

2) Don’t Forget To Maintain Air Quality

A washroom that smells nice is a washroom that leaves great first impression. This is the step no responsible business owner should skip, especially because it is very easy to achieve good air quality with minimal investment.

Good ventilation is often all that it takes to maintain good quality of air in any washroom. However, not all premises have access to external walls and therefore owners can be faced with the problem of dealing with stale air. Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take to quickly solve this problem.

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.

3) Cater To Everyone’s Needs

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) Show Your Washrooms Some Love

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 your washrooms so that they remember them.

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.

Alsco Can Help You!

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!

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