According to the 2022 Healthy Handwashing Survey from Bradley Corporation, almost 60% of Americans say they are likely to spend more money at a business with clean, well-maintained restrooms. Restroom care matters now more than ever before.

There is no specific rule regarding for how frequently you should clean any restroom surface. The answer must take into account the amount of traffic in the building. It is clear, however, that COVID-19 has increased public demand for more frequent restroom cleaning. New imaging technologies can show soil levels in a restroom like never before, using advanced photo-spectral imaging to reveal contamination on a wide variety of restroom surfaces including restroom floors.

Commercial restroom floors are often made of ceramic tiles with a floor drain.  The biggest cleaning mistake made regarding restroom floor tiles is damp-mopping. Damp-mopping commercial ceramic tile floors often leads to major odor-control issues. If your cleaning personnel only damp-mops, you end up with discolored grout and an odorous bathroom because the trap dries out.

Grout lines are built so the water will flow into the drain. In turn, drains are built to hold water, which prevents sewer gas from traveling back up into the building. If that drain becomes dry, the bathroom is going to stink. The recommended cleaning procedure is using a microfiber mop and wet vac that uses excessive water.

The restroom is one of few places in a commercial building where an occupant can have privacy. Investing in the care and design of a restroom can have an impact on ROI (return on investment) for the entire building. It is a place to show that you care, and a chance to convey your building’s worth and value to everyone who comes into your building!

To find out more about caring for your ceramic tile floors, contact Russ at KC Restoration!