What makes for a fresh washroom

A recent survey conducted online by Harris Interactive from July 11-15, 2013 among 3,130 adults ages 18 and older, revealed that 89% of users would consider a washroom being uncared for if it smelled unpleasant. In addition, lack of toilet paper (67%) and dirty sani bins and empty soap dispensers (55%) contribute to the impression of a dirty washroom.

Survey respondents have also identified the following restroom issues:

  • Unflushed toilets 90%
  • Paper towels or toilet paper on the floor 80 %
  • Lack of toilet paper 67 %
  • Empty soap dispensers 55 %
  • Water around the sink area 42 %
  • Old or outdated soap dispensers 29 %

Other issues include broken doors or toilet seats, dim lighting, broken, old or outdated hand dryers, dirty sani bins, graffiti, dirty fixtures, soiled toilet seats and water or urine on floors.

“While each facility has different needs based on the traffic flow and types of users, the research helps define a maintenance program to maintain highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene in washroom facilities.”

Survey conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Cintas Corporation
from July 11-15, 2013 among 3,130 adults ages 18 and older.

Calabash Washroom Hygiene look after many high profile brands and leading companies, including schools, hotels, golf clubs, hospitals, restaurants, offices and retail stores in London, Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, providing a complete range of professional washroom hygiene products and services.

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Calabash is a licenced waste carrier.
Having achieved the ISO9001 & ISO14001 accreditations, and being awarded with the Safe Contractor Scheme, we meet all Health & Safety and Environmental Standards on and off site.


Contact Calabash

Send us a message regarding any aspect of your washroom services needs. If this is a non-urgent matter, one of our staff members should get back to you within 24 hours. For a priority response, include the word ‘Priority’ in your message or call us on 020 7371 9500.