Ever heard the famous saying ‘if you fail to plan, you plan to fail’?
Being in control of all parts of your business is important if you want it to be profitable and to run smoothly. This includes being as efficient as possible.
If you run a physical business that is open to the public, you need to ensure that spaces are clean and fresh for them to be enjoyed, and that includes washrooms. Venues can only maintain a clean washroom 100% of the time if there is proper planning in place to do so.
Even the quietest of washrooms need continual maintenance. Toilet rolls will run out, soap dispensers will run dry and air fresheners will need new refills. Some spaces will need more maintenance than others and busy washrooms might always need a toilet attendant on hand. Washrooms in airports are one example where full-time cleaners are employed to maintain the high-traffic toilet areas.
However, the reality remains that employing a full-time or even a part-time toilet attendant is just not feasible for many. So, how can you maintain a fabulously clean and fresh-smelling washroom even in your busiest times? The alternative is to hire a servicing company, one that will tend to your washrooms on a monthly or quarterly basis and ensure that supplies are stocked and in working order. For smaller venues, you might be able to manage this yourself.
Planning on a 30-day or a 60-day basis will mean that you are in full control of your washroom. Once in place, you know there won’t be any gaps, and even better, costs can be fixed.
A 30-day urinal screen, for example, will mean that a urinal is fragranced and protected from splash-back for the full 30 days, until it is time for the service personnel to change it for a new one. Every 30 days, the urinal screen will be removed and replaced. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the urinal won’t be cleaned in between those 30 days – but it does mean that the urinal will stay fresh in between cleans.
Other products can be harmonized to coincide with the 30-day change out – so a service person would change the urinal screen and the fragrance refill together every 30-days – meaning they would only have to visit the washroom once.
There are even further benefits to a 60-day screen. Not only would it require even fewer change outs – delivering an immediate and measurable sustainability benefit – but it would take up less space in a store cupboard or warehouse. From the sustainability point of view, it would potentially mean less vans travelling to a destination and less packaging in the form of single-use plastic.
Ultimately, purchasing hygiene products that provide a 30-day, 60-day or even a 90-day longevity period will mean that you can get the most out of the systems that you’ve invested in, in a streamlined and cost-effective way.