4 Tips To Keep Your Workplace Restroom Hygienic

Jun 29, 2018 | Commercial Cleaning

Restrooms are a huge necessity in any workplace; nature’s call is not something that can be avoided, and the more convenient the better. However, the workplace is a shared space, and you need to think about others as well.

Contracting diseases due to a badly maintained workplace bathroom is not uncommon. Different diseases such as E. Coli (Diarrhea), Salmonella, Shigella, and even some more serious ailments, like Necrotizing Fasciitis (Flesh Eating Bacteria). All this can be avoided if proper restroom etiquette is followed.

Listed below are some common workplace restroom etiquettes your employees can follow to ensure that your office stays healthy.

1. Always wash your hands

This is the most common etiquette that you should follow not just in the workplace restroom, but that should be followed anytime you use a restroom anywhere.

Would you shake hands with someone who hasn’t washed their hands after using the restroom? Would you eat with those hands? Washing hands (preferably with soap) will keep both you and those around you safe.

2. Clean up after yourself

No one wants to go inside a restroom and know what the last person in there was up to. Muddy floors, an unflushed bowl, or toilet paper everywhere is not something one would like to see when visiting the washroom.

Clean up after yourself as much as possible. You don’t have to do a thorough and complete cleaning of the restroom after each use, but do enough that the restroom is in good enough condition that you wouldn’t use it without wincing.

3. Flush with the lid closed

Flushing after using the restroom is common practice, however, you should flush the bowl with the lid closed. Why?

Bacteria and germs get aerosolized when the toilet is flushed. If the lid isn’t closed when flushing, they disseminate into the surroundings and create an unsanitary environment in the restroom, which is very harmful to all employees and visitors.

4. Do not chat/text in the restroom

This goes without saying. Restrooms are not the place to work; you have the office for that. Leave your work outside the door when you visit the washroom.

There might be others waiting to use the restroom after you, and occupying it by using your phone is rude. Also, it does not set a good impression if the person on the other end of the call can hear flushing and tap noises.

Hire a Professional Cleaning Service to maintain your Office Restrooms

If you feel that your office’s restrooms are in a poor state call us for a professional and easy cleaning solution! We can provide total washroom service management including scheduled cleans, regular janitorial service and even supply of consumables.

Give us a call on (0161) 724 8999 (option 1) or email us at enquiries@innovatefm.co.uk for more information.