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Last Updated May 2020

Clean Restroom Spaces Make Happy Work Places

Having clean restrooms is essential to the overall satisfaction of your tenants and guests. Find out what the most common issues are and what solutions Kimberly-Clark Professional can provide.

A Muslim woman using the sink in a restroom.

As a facility manager, it’s important to keep the tenants of your corporate office buildings happy. Foul odors, waste and untidy surfaces are common issues that can impact their perception of cleanliness in your restrooms. We’ve explored the top issues and provided solutions to elevate user’s washroom experience: 

Problem: A Smelly Restroom 

  • Foul smells in toilets 
  • Overflowing sanitary bins in cubicles 
  • Unflushed toilets 
  • Fresheners that mask odors instead of eliminating them 
  • Poor air circulation 

Solution: Vigilance & Air Care 

Consider the following to improve odor control in your restrooms and improve the perception of cleanliness: 

  • Maintain a consistent maintenance schedule to alert staff to make regular checks 
  • Install an air care system 
  • Mount a “Happy or Not” stand or whiteboard inside the washroom to encourage comments and suggestions 
  • Open windows (if possible) periodically to let in fresh air 
  • Add houseplants to help purify the air and generate oxygen 

Problem: Too Much Waste 

  • Soap spills on surfaces 
  • Piles of hand towels on surfaces or on top of dispensers 
  • Toilet paper on floors 

Solution: Install dispensers that deliver controlled dispensing

Excessive hand towel, soap and toilet paper usage can create unsightly messes, which makes the restroom look untidy, and contributes to over consumption of consumables and increased cost.

  • Create a cleaning checklist so tenants can see what’s been cleaned and how often
  • Install a soap dispenser system that delivers a measured amount of hand cleanser 
  • To help control waste and improve hygiene, switch to hand towel systems and toilet paper dispensers designed to deliver one sheet at a time 

Overall, an unkempt restroom can be perceived as unclean by your tenants, so developing a system that allows you to stay a step ahead of issues is an important step to minimizing complaints. Keeping surfaces tidy and clean, and making sure dispensers are fully stocked is a good place to start. 


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