Keeping Your Public Commercial Restroom Clean


One of the most difficult parts about having a commercial office or business space is subjecting your utilities to the will of the general public. Although most people are polite and considerate of spaces that do not belong to them, it is not out of the ordinary to come across people who feel entitled to public spaces and treat them with disrespect. 

Hopefully, this is not a consistent occurrence in your commercial restroom, keep reading to learn our tips and tricks for properly maintaining a commercial public restroom. 


Hire a Professional Cleaning Service 

Oftentimes, the nature of a public restroom does not lend to a simple clean at the end of the week. Instead, proper daily disinfection should take place to ensure that surfaces are being completely cleaned and not harboring germs or diseases. 

Hiring a professional cleaning service, such as S.J. Services ensures that your public restroom will be cleaned thoroughly, properly, and routinely. With different service packages, you can customize the clean you receive and how often you receive it. 

Don’t leave the proper cleaning of a public restroom to the will of Clorox wipes and Windex, air on the side of professionalism and safety by regularly booking a professional cleaning service to come in and get the job done right. 


Provide Resources 

Although how someone acts in your space is entirely up to them, there are ways that you can encourage better behavior. Placing resources such as small trash cans, ample space for table changing, paper provisions, and whatever else may be helpful for those using the bathroom can help prevent people from flushing feminine products and making similarly questionable decisions.  

Additionally, hanging signs that establish rules for the bathroom can be helpful. “Please no flushing feminine products” or “Please place used paper towels in the trash” may seem like common sense to many, but are good reminders nonetheless. 


Limit Accessibility 

Suppose your public bathroom is consistently misused and not remedied by even regular cleanings. In that case, it may be time to limit the accessibility of the facility. Although it is perfectly acceptable to offer the bathrooms to those who are employed or those who do business in your building, restricting access to the general public only in search of a bathroom can be helpful. 

Easy ways to implement this system are by always having the bathroom locked and only giving out the key to those who request it, or having a pin pad on the handle and only giving out the code when requested. This will allow you to only give out the key to those who have actively provided business and will also dissuade no-good doers by requiring that they identify themselves to an employee before using the bathroom. 

If you are interested in booking a professional cleaning service to effectively maintain your public restroom, contact S.J. Services today.