Nobody likes a smelly bathroom. If your workplace is suffering from bathroom odors, it can have a negative effect on your business. Worker restrooms with foul smells can damage employee morale. For facilities with customer washrooms, a bad bathroom odor can leave a foul impression on visitors, doing damage to your bottom line.
At Jan-Pro, our commercial cleaning experts have been dealing with bathroom odors in the workplace for over two decades. We know what it takes to keep bathrooms clean, hygienic, and odor-neutral. If you need to get rid of odors in the bathrooms at your workplace, here are the strategies and solutions you should consider:
Neutralizing Workplace Bathroom Odors
When bathroom odors are already present, there are a number of strategies you can use to mask or neutralize the smell. But some of these solutions, like air fresheners, only mask odor issues. As a result, the underlying issue causing the odor can grow worse and worse until masking solutions no longer work.
Because of this, Jan-Pro’s commercial cleaning experts recommend avoiding air fresheners when masking bathroom odors in the workplace. You should also be wary of odor neutralizers if they do not eliminate odor-causing bacteria.
Instead of air fresheners and odor neutralizers, we recommend using a product like our EnviroShield® system. EnviroShield® and similar products address odors and disinfect surfaces by eliminating odor-causing bacteria and germs.
Commercial Cleaning for Odor Prevention
If you’re having problems with bathroom odors at work, you should take a second look at your commercial cleaning services. Poor bathroom cleaning practices can quickly lead to odor issues.
Some of the most common commercial cleaning mistakes made in bathrooms include:
- Infrequent cleanings
- Poor cleaning coverage
- Failure to disinfect surfaces
- Surface-level or cosmetic cleaning strategies
- Low-quality cleaning products
- Unskilled or untrained cleaners
When dealing with odor issues, you should speak with your commercial cleaning vendor or in-house cleaners about ways to improve bathroom cleaning. If you aren’t confident your current cleaners are up to the job, we recommend meeting with local vendors to explore other options.
Persistent Workplace Bathroom Odors
Sometimes it seems that no matter what you do, bathroom odors just won’t go away. Often, this is caused by urine and/or mold that has penetrated your floors or walls. Unfortunately, this may mean a costly renovation. If this happens, speak with your contractor about moisture-resistant flooring or fixture solutions that can protect your bathrooms from future odor problems.
Having problems with bathroom odors in the workplace? Contact your local JAN-PRO today at 866-355-1064 for a no-cost, no-obligation commercial cleaning estimate.