Covid-19 has changed so many aspects of everyday life and businesses are not exempt. In this new environment, people need to feel the companies they are engaging with are keeping up with the times. More than ever, consumers want to know that the businesses they frequent are ensuring the health and safety of their patrons. As a result, the upkeep of public spaces is top of mind for many businesses. Specifically, for those brick-and-mortar locations looking to bring people back to their premises, the cleanliness of the public bathrooms available matters. To make sure that your business is keeping up with the latest demands, try the following three trends. They should help you choose commercial washroom fittings and design a safe space for your customers to use.
#1: Touchless Washroom Fittings
According to PM magazine, 84% of Americans want touchless fixtures installed in public restrooms so they can avoid touching levers, handles, buttons, and other surfaces that numbers of other people are touching. While touchless commercial washroom fittings are not exactly new to the market, the demand for them has certainly increased. In a more hygienic world, these elements represent a simple solution to a universal concern.
#2: All-in-one Handwashing Systems
Some of the newest handwashing models on the market are all-inclusive. They are designed with all touchless handwashing elements, including faucet, soap, and dryer, integrated into the fixture. This makes handwashing more accessible and hygienic for each user. With all the necessary elements centralized, it eliminates the need for users to move around with wet hands. Removing the trails of water and soap on the sinks and floor in the restroom enhances general safety from slip-and-falls in the space, as well as makes the facilities look cleaner and less sloppy.
#3: Multi-feed Soap Systems
Commercial washroom trends in 2021 are not only focusing on satisfying the user but the facilities manager, as well. By making maintenance more efficient, we can save time and money. Often, frequent filling of the soap dispenser is a significant maintenance pain point. Make maintenance more efficient with new models of soap dispensers that let the facilities manager know when new soap is needed. Additionally, multi-feed models are specially designed to be easier to fill, which is a time-saver for maintenance staff. Finally, newer handwashing systems also feature larger soap dispensers to cut down on the number of refills required.
Why Your Choice For Commercial Washroom Fittings Matters
It may seem like your public restroom design makes no difference to your bottom line. However, new research shows the opposite to be true. In fact, consumers increasingly evaluate businesses based on the condition and appearance of restrooms. In some cases, it can even influence their spending behaviors. According to a public survey, 69% of consumers said that experiencing clean restrooms in businesses actually increases their spending. It may come as no surprise then that almost 75% of consumers make it a point to visit a business because they know it has nice restrooms.
According to the same survey, there is an unfortunate consequence to be suffered from unclean restrooms. Research shows that dirty or disorganized public restrooms generate negative impressions of overall facilities. After seeing a neglected public restroom, close to 60% of Americans will leave a business immediately or are unlikely to return.
American Specialities, Inc.: Modernizing Commercial Bathrooms
Covid-19 has left many businesses struggling to meet their customers’ demands. American Specialties, Inc. (ASI) can help you welcome them back. For discerning customers who demand high-quality, Covid-safe products, ASI offers the most complete collection of products for the modern washroom. Additionally, ASI Group designs, engineers, and manufactures fully integrated washroom accessories, partitions, lockers, and visual display products from one source. Our 24/7 Customer Service tool creates and tracks orders, so you have everything you need at your fingertips. This is just the beginning of what ASI has to offer. If you want to learn more about our products, please call us at 914.476.9000 or learn more about us here.