I think we’ve all experienced walking into a bathroom at a business such as a convenience store, gas station, or fast food restaurant and notice how the bathrooms are so worn. The fact is, commercial plumbing takes a beating. People are in and out of the restrooms all day long. A clean, upgraded bathroom will speak volumes about how a business owner cares about their customer and employees. When I go into a bathroom that’s clean, upgraded, and well maintained, I thank the first employee I see. If you want to impress your customers, make sure your bathrooms are dialed in. A clean, upgraded bathroom is a good investment for any business.
How Does Your Customer View Your Commercial Bathroom?
Visualize the bathroom as if you were a customer and ask yourself the following questions:
- Does your bathroom smell of urine?
- Are your fixtures outdated, for instance, toilets, urinals, and sinks?
- Are your faucets outdated?
- Is your sink breaking away from the wall?
- Does your bathroom have signs of graffiti?
- Are there tiles that need replacing?
- Does your bathroom look like a five-year-old painted it?
If the answer is ‘yes’, then you should take some action. The problem is, our commercial bathroom gets unnecessarily abused. While most people treat them fine, there are others that vandalize the bathrooms. When they do get abused, business owners don’t want to invest in them. They do as little as they can to get them in working order.
Does Your Bathroom Stink Like Urine?
Get your bathroom smelling suitable for your customers. Gunk can build up on your pipes and hold the urine smell. While there are many products on the market that can remove the gunk from your pipes, you can use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar followed with boiling hot water. You can occasionally use vinegar alone as a way of maintenance to keep the smell from returning.
Sometimes Men Miss Their Spot
There’s another way that a urine smell makes its way into your bathroom. That’s when men miss their spot and urine gets on the floor around the urinal. Another remedy to eliminate the urine and the odor is by mixing baking soda, dish detergent, and peroxide. While I never used this recipe myself, some say it’s powerful enough to drive off any odors and leave the area clean. Mix together eight fluid ounces of peroxide with 3 tablespoons of baking soda, then add a few drops of dish detergent. Brush, spray, or pour on the areas around the urinals. Let sit for 10 to 20 minutes and brush or mop the area. You can also purchase a commercial cleaner that will eliminate the odor.
A Commercial Bathroom Overhaul Doesn’t Have To Cost A Fortune
Do you want to leave a lasting impression on your customers then replace your old worn-out commercial fixtures with new ones? An industrial bathroom overhaul doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. If you’re a gas station, taco shop, restaurant, convenience store, or any other small business, consider the latest designs and technologies in industrial urinals, toilets, and sinks. The federal standard for urinals is one gallon per flush, but recently there are new high-efficiency urinals that use half that amount. The same applies to industrial toilets and sinks. Have your commercial bathroom upgraded by a licensed, insured, and bonded plumbing contractor.