Summertime Maintainence – Best Time For Washroom Upgrade

Updated on April 21, 2023

Summertime Washroom Upgrade Commercial Toilet

Are you ready to revitalize your business this summer? Picture this: It’s the perfect time to take advantage of the slower pace and focus on upgrading and maintaining your facility, starting with the washroom.

In this blog post, we’re going to explore the benefits of a Summer Maintenance Washroom Upgrade and how it can elevate your business’s image, sustainability, and overall experience.

Get tips on summertime maintenance for your facility and keep it clean and hygienic all year long. And with Citron Hygiene by your side, you can rest assured knowing we have the expertise and resources to help you complete your summer projects with ease.

Why now, you ask?

As the mercury rises, so does the number of employees heading off on vacations. With a quieter work environment, it’s the ideal moment to tackle those much-needed maintenance projects.

But where should you begin?

The answer is right under your nose – the washroom!

Did you know that 90% of people prefer a touch-free experience in washrooms?

Or that automatic faucets can save up to 70% of water compared to manual ones?

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Not only do these upgrades create a more pleasant experience, but they also demonstrate your commitment to sustainability and employee well-being.

Summer Maintenance for Your Business

Summertime often causes work to slow down with people using their saved vacation time. While key employees are away, projects are put off, and the stream of tasks is taken down a notch or two. Letting staff out early on Fridays is a common practice during summer too. Americans take the longest vacations in the summer (June through August) and a survey found that over 60% of Canadians take time off in August. With the day-to-day work easing up, summer is a good time to tackle some other projects that were put on the back-burner during the rest of the year. Summer is also a good season for building maintenance, as fewer employees on-site means less inconvenience and rearranging.

Summertime Maintainence - Best Time For Washroom Upgrade Commercial Toilet

Washroom Upgrades

With employees on vacation, it may be easier to close off washrooms for updates. A few reasons to work on washrooms could include:

  • Employees asking for new fixtures –  90% of people prefer a touch-free experience in the washroom
  • A push for sustainability in your building – automatic faucets use 70% less water than manual ones, and Dyson hand dryers use 80% less energy than most standard models.
  • Maintenance noticing more plumbing issues – 48% of women say they flush tampons, which commonly cause pipes to become blocked.
  • Fixtures appear old and give off a negative impression – people are less likely to wash their hands in a sink that appears dirty.
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Both employees and customers take washroom appearance and cleanliness seriously.

One survey of full-time workers found that 89% of them associate washroom conditions with how much their employer values them. A consumer survey found that 56% of its participants would not return to a business that had dirty washrooms.

Some of the most common complaints about public washrooms include odour, fixtures not flushing, sticky or wet floors, and lack of paper towels and/or toilet paper.

Citron Hygiene has more than washroom services to improve your building, as we also provide chemicals, and life safety services, and facility/janitorial supplies. If you’ve got a summer project to complete, chances are we have what you need. The first consultation is free, so contact us and book today.

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References

  1. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – WaterSense: https://www.epa.gov/watersense
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Hand Hygiene: https://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/index.html
  3. World Health Organization (WHO) – Water, Sanitation, Hygiene: https://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/en/
  4. Sustainable Facilities Tool (SFTool) – Water Efficiency: https://sftool.gov/explore/green-building/topics/water-efficiency
  5. International WELL Building Institute – WELL Building Standard: https://www.wellcertified.com/

Find out how we can elevate your washroom experience today.

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