Bad Bathrooms Are Bad For Business

According to the 2017 Healthy Handwashing Survey from Bradley Corporation: It is businesses who either pay the ultimate price for having unpleasant bathroom conditions, or, reap the rewards and benefits for having an ideal bathroom experiences.

Restrooms are everywhere, but they are not created equally.

Close to 70% of Americans responded to the 2017 Healthy Handwashing Survey saying they’ve had a particularly unpleasant experience in a restroom due to the condition of the facility.

Visitors Will Be Unlikely to Return

According to the survey, more than half of Americans (56%) said they are unlikely to return to a business after experiencing unpleasant restrooms. This does not include the other disheartened visitors who will tell a friend, complain the management, post a negative comment on social media, or leave right away without ever completing their business.

Nearly all Americans (92%) see a direct relationship between the quality of a company’s services or products with the quality of their restrooms. Nearly 90% (88%) of Americans believe that if a restaurant has unclean restrooms, the kitchen is likely also unclean. That’s a really bad correlation for your customers to make about the sanitation and quality of your business!

Take it from Jon Dommisse, director of global marketing and strategic development for Bradley Corp., who said

“Depending on their condition, public restrooms can become significant business liabilities—or ringing endorsements…Most everyone has had a bad restroom experience and, unfortunately, it’s usually something you don’t forget. “

Our Toilet Partitions Leave Visitors and Business Owners Satisfied

When doing business with Fast Partitions: You can forget about the 3rd biggest aggravation in public restrooms according to the 2017 Healthy Healthy Handwashing Survey, “Partition doors do not latch closed”.

We at Fast Partitions are committed to quality, integrity and service — limiting our products to only materials we can proudly stand behind without question. Our high-quality partitions are crafted with some of the most durable materials in the industry  — built to suit a wide range of environments. All of our toilet partitions (Stainless Steel, Solid Plastic, or Powder Coated Metal) are guaranteed to latch close properly.   

Americans Require High Quality Bathrooms

When building a proper bathroom, you must consider all pieces to the puzzle. It’s important to consider the visitors’ experience from start to finish.

For male restrooms, the urinal screens must be recognized as nearly as important as toilet partitions by providing privacy and preventing anxiety inducing situations.

Help Visitors Make The Right Decision About Sanitation

Sometimes even with the best bathroom conditions, it’s people who turn visitors away. More than half of Americans say the presence of other people causes them to adjust their actions in one of two ways: 1) They either make sure to wash their hands, or 2) they’ll wash longer or more thoroughly.


Another shocking statistic is how much a written reminder posted in a bathroom can influence behavior. Close to 40% of Americans admit they’re more likely to wash their hands after seeing a sign which requires employees to wash their hands before returning to work.