Dirty public restrooms can leave a lasting negative impression on the people that enter your building.
In fact, about 47% of people are led to believe a business doesn’t care about its customers when they see an unclean restroom.
If your guests encounter restrooms that have a foul odor, there’s a high chance that they’ll immediately turn around and leave.
While some of your customers may make a complaint with your staff, others may go so far as to leave a poor review of your facilities, which can affect the way your building is viewed.
To avoid this, you and your cleaning staff should make sure that your restroom remains clean and maintains a fresh smell.
In this article, we’ll cover some of the different types of restroom odor control solutions that can help keep your commercial restrooms smelling fresh.
How Do You Keep Your Public Restroom From Smelling?
The first, and probably most obvious thing to do is to clean your commercial restroom regularly. A regular cleaning schedule will help reduce the risk of the people in your building encountering a dirty restroom.
The second thing your business can do is make sure that your public restroom consistently smells good. There are a variety of odor-control solutions available to use, like:
- Urinal Screens
- Active Odor Control Systems
- Fragranced Cleaner And Deodorizer
- And More
Grout and any cracks in your floors are moist, dark, and hard to clean, making it the perfect breeding ground for bacteria from urine and other soils.
When occupants and guests use the restroom urine splashes from the toilets and urinals, seeping into the grout and other cracks.
If removing the bacteria from these areas wasn’t tough enough already, the trapped bacteria from urine and other contaminants is the main cause of restroom odors.
It can also lead to floor damage, dirty appearance, and an overall unsanitary environment.
Urinal screens are designed to reduce the chance of splashback when your urinals are used by your guests, protecting your floors and reducing odors. Uric acid can also seep into the grout and through any cracks in your floors.
A fragrant urinal screen, like the Wave 3D, can be used to minimize the risk of urine splashing to floors, reducing the risk of odors, bacteria growth, and other related issues.
Active Odor Control Systems
An odor control system that constantly releases fragrance in your restroom is an essential part of preventing foul odors.
Active odor control systems are designed to deliver scents into the air at regular intervals in order to combat any foul odors in your restroom.
These systems can be used to treat all of the air in an area, as opposed to passive odor control systems which use air passing to release the scent.
In most cases, you should use a combination of active and passive systems to combat and control the odors in your restroom.
Systems, like the Fresh Products™ ourfresh, come with different fragrance options that can be matched to the different types of odor control products you have in your restroom.
The variety of scents will allow you to choose the best fragrance option that best meets the needs of your commercial restroom. Depending on the odors you are combatting, you may want to choose a stronger or more neutral fragrance for your restroom.
The ourfresh active air freshener is a dry fragrance system that provides consistent public restroom odor control for up to 30 days.
The Fresh Products™ ourfresh uses a fan to release the right amount of product during use.
These odor control systems can be placed near the sink or mounted on a wall to provide a pleasant experience for your guests as they enter the stalls.
Multi-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate
The products you use to clean your commercial restroom can also play a role in how it smells. Not only will the right cleaning chemical be successful in removing odor-causing bacteria, but it can also leave behind a pleasant scent.
Janitorial products that clean without removing the source of odors will lead to lingering odors in your restroom.
The lingering smell is usually urine that has seeped into the floor and cannot be reached by regular restroom cleaners.
Bio-active concentrates are a cleaning chemical filled with bacteria that will break down the bacteria that cause restroom odors and penetrate the surface to remove stubborn urine residue.
The Fresh Products™ BioConqueror 105 is a bio-active concentrate that consumes urine and waste that has settled on the floor and other surfaces.
The Bio-Conqueror 105 can be diluted for use on your floors with a mop or auto scrubber, in your toilets, and on various surfaces to provide a deep clean of your restroom.
This product is available in a variety of fragrances that can be matched with the existing scents in your public restroom to leave a desirable smell in your restroom after cleaning.
You will want to make sure to use the same scent throughout your entire restroom because having too many different scents can be overwhelming for your guests.
Controlling the presence of odors in your restroom is an important part of making sure that your guests are satisfied with their experience in your facility.
Using a combination of urinal screens, active odor control systems, and fragranced cleaning chemicals can help eliminate odors in your restroom and even keep them from returning.
These products target and treat the cause of odors that can affect how your guess perceives your facility’s cleanliness.
For more information on how these products can help create a clean, good-smelling commercial restroom for your business, contact an Imperial Dade sales consultant today!
We service businesses located in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and Canada. Our specialists can set up a restroom consultation to help match your business with the right products for your unique needs.