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Smart Trends in Restroom Technology

Smart Trends in Restroom Technology

When COVID hit in early 2020, the technological revolution the world was already experiencing underwent a massive growth boom. As the world went behind face masks and loaded up on hand sanitizer, technology created for cleanliness and hygiene became one of the fastest developing industries. While we would all like to think every person washes their hands after using the restroom, that is arguably not the case. Thus, the need for more advanced measurement, compliance, and result driven data analysis grew within the custodial industry. 

Whether in an airport restroom or using the facilities at a local gas station, patrons want to be sure they enter a safe and clean environment. With the advancement in new technologies being used in commercial restrooms, companies can manage custodial activity, measure performance, and monitor compliance to maintain sustainable cleanliness levels and produce positive user experiences. 

Managing Custodial Activity

There are several aspects of creating a smart restroom, and software like TRAX Smart Restroom technology can be implemented to provide the best service and the cleanest facilities. This software can connect everything from touchless sensor data to user experience indicators and even sensors to manage safety concerns. 

Touchless Sensors

Many restaurants, sports arenas, airports, and other commercial restrooms have invested in upgrading their facilities with touchless sensors for faucets, soap dispensers, and toilets. These upgrades allow for control over inventory management, resource conservation, and enhanced sanitary monitoring. 

Before the arrival of the COVID-19 virus, most of us gave very little thought to turning on a faucet or opening a door, but now the potential for harmful pathogens has created a demand for a more hands-free approach in public areas. In addition to creating a touch-free environment, innovative bathroom technology can also monitor inventory levels and alert custodial staff when supplies need replenishing. Having connected dispensers gives facility management teams the resources to monitor usage trends and equip cleaners with the proper tools required to perform their task efficiently. 

Cleaners can also understand their inventory needs by having information available at their fingertips in restroom performance. Knowing when soap, toilet paper, and paper towels are running low allows for more control over reducing waste management and ensuring a steady replenishment schedule. With the technology and sensors to monitor supplies, custodial services can anticipate the needs of their facility.

User Experience Indicators

Ensuring that users have a positive experience in a commercial facility usually follows the line of “no news is good news.” When using the restroom, patrons won’t notice when the bathrooms are clean, free of trash and offensive odors, or fully stocked in supplies, but they will notice if a restroom is dirty, smelly, or out of toilet paper. 

While these tangible aspects are one of the main concerns in user experience, other qualities are just as important, even if they are unknown to the user. Monitoring traffic and vacancy timelines is a critical concern when scheduling restroom maintenance. Custodial management knows that planning regular cleaning and supply restocking around the busiest times will ensure that users will encounter fewer wait times and have more pleasant visits to the facilities.

TRAX Smart Restroom

State of the art facilities technologies can manage custodial activity, measure performance, and monitor compliance to deliver effective, efficient, and sustainable results across your facility. TRAX Smart Restroom technology can assist with tasks performed, inventory control, analytical reports, and real-time alerts for areas in need of service and inspection results. 

It’s time your company leveraged technology to turn each restroom into intelligent, data-collecting environments to improve operations efficiency, cleanliness, and overall guest experience.

Get insight into the status of restrooms and create demand-based cleanings with predictive, real-time, and historical data analysis. Click here to learn more about how to improve your restroom facility.