How clean is your restroom?

Hand WashingArchitects, designers and business/building owners be on alert:  your restrooms’ appearances speak volumes to customers.  A new national survey shows that 51% of Americans report a particularly unpleasant experience in a public restroom due to the condition of the facilities.  What’s worse is that 31% of Americans say because of that bad experience, they would never frequent the business again.

In August 2012, Bradley Corporation, a manufacturer of commercial plumbing fixtures, conducted a national survey focusing on American’s hand washing behavior and preferences.  Insights from the survey include:

  • 72% of respondents cite a ‘bad smell’ as the number one offender in public restrooms.
  • 62% think that businesses that have unclean restrooms suffer from poor management overall.
  • 74% say they frequently or occasionally see people leave a public restroom without washing their hands, while 42% see co-workers skip this important step in work place restrooms.
  • 75% don’t increase their hand washing during any time of the year, despite flu season peaking in February.

For more information on the survey, visit the Bradley website.

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