The traditional driving factors behind restroom renovations have been water conservation, lower maintenance costs, improved accessibility, and improved hygiene. The arrival of the coronavirus and COVID-19 has not lessened the importance of these goals, according to an article from Facility Maintenance Decisions on the FacilitiesNet website.
They have only increased the urgency of completing those renovations in order to ensure restrooms are as safe as possible for building occupants and visitors.
Restrooms already had been moving toward touchless operations, but while many of the goals of restroom renovations remain the same — COVID-19 is forcing managers to look at the operation of their restrooms in a different light.
They have increased the frequency of restroom cleaning and inspection. They have specified more effective cleaning chemicals to fight bacteria and viruses.
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