The Touchless Restroom

  • A Safer Experience
  • Reduced Maintenance
  • Cost-Savings
  • Increased Efficiencies
  • Encourages Compliance
  • Deliver on Customer Demand

The touchless restroom has become more critical than ever.

When your public restroom offers a touchless experience, hand-washing effectiveness goes up. Automatic fixtures and dispensers such as flush valves, faucets, soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers, and hand dryers encourage restroom users to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy Handwashing Guidelines. Touchless restroom fixtures also reduce the need for constant maintenance while providing increased cost-savings to the restroom owner. When your restroom is easier to use because it offers touchless restroom fixtures and accessories, you’ll deliver on customer demand while conserving costly resources.

6 Reasons for a
Touchless Public Restroom

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6 Reasons for a Touchless Public Restroom

The touchless restroom -- more important than ever.

Survey after survey shows that your customers don’t want to push a button, pull a lever, or turn a crank when they visit your public restroom. And if they have to touch the fixtures that countless other people have also touched, many will skip the process altogether. Some will leave the faucet running rather than touch it with clean hands. Others will skip the soap and then throw the paper towel on the ground after using it to open the restroom door.

When your public restroom utilizes the touchless fixtures that customers and employees expect, the undesirable behaviors associated with a manual experience cease almost immediately. The restroom that features automatic fixtures -- flush valves, faucets, soap dispensers, paper towel, or hand dryers -- provides benefits to the restroom owner and the restroom user alike.

Here are the six key benefits of the touchless public restroom:
  1. A Safer Experience - One of the primary concerns of the public restroom is germ spread. The touchless restroom reduces the number of touchpoints in the restroom, and as a result, reduces the opportunity for surface exposure to harmful bacteria and viruses. Manual faucets and soap dispensers can also cause the restroom user to “drag” water out of the sink to use the faucet levers or push the soap dispenser button. The resulting water collects at the base of the faucet and below the soap dispenser. If unaddressed, the standing water can give harmful microorganisms a chance to grow on the surfaces of your restroom handwashing stations.

  2. Encourages Compliance - Touchless restroom fixtures encourage employees to wash their hands before they return to work because it’s easy to do. Touchless fixtures also encourage customers to wash their hands as the CDC recommends because touchless restroom fixtures are convenient. And even though you might not consider it a justifiable excuse, survey data shows that  26% of restroom users will skip the handwashing if required to touch the fixtures. 

  3. Reduced Maintenance - A public restroom that utilizes automatic fixtures relies heavily on sensors for operation. Those sensors help to decrease maintenance needs by eliminating the unflushed toilet, reducing unpleasant odors from unflushed urinals, ensuring that faucets are not left running until discovered, and paper towels are always advanced and ready for the next user. Fewer fixture wipe downs are required in a touchless restroom because faucets, soap dispensers, flush valves, and paper towel levers water residue and other buildups that result from constant touching.

  4. Cost-Savings - Even before health concerns became a driving force, the touchless restroom became a popular first choice because of the cost-savings it provides to facility managers. Studies suggest that a sensor-operated faucet will save between 60-80% of daily water usage over a manual faucet. Sensor-operated flush valves save water and eliminate the maintenance associated with the unflushed toilet. Sensor-operated soap dispensers control product waste by minimizing dispense frequency and ensuring the same amount of soap each time. Automatic paper towel dispensers reduce product consumption by making it challenging to pull endless sheets from the unit. Hand dryers eliminate the cost of paper towels, and some high-efficiency units require as little as $5 per month to operate.   

  5. Increased Efficiencies - Water and soap efficiencies are gained through the use of sensors that prevent faucets from being left on and soap from dripping. But touchless fixtures also offer a faster restroom experience, an acute benefit in high-traffic restrooms, and a convenience in all public restroom types. When retrofitting a restroom, touchless restroom fixtures and accessories further provide the opportunity to reduce the gallons per minute (GPM) and the gallons per flush (GPF) of the water fixtures while standardizing and reducing consumption of other products like soap and paper towels. 

  6. Deliver on Customer Demand - Survey after survey shows it. Health crises all but require it. In fact, The Total Restroom 2020 Public Bathroom Satisfaction Survey reveals that 44% of customers would leave a business and not purchase anything if the restroom appeared unclean. Now more than ever, the state of your bathrooms will be equated with the quality of your business. Automatic fixtures help in all areas -- savings, efficiencies, convenience, and customer satisfaction.