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Restroom usage

  • 1.  Restroom usage

    Posted 6 days ago
    ​How are you controlling non customers from using your restrooms?  We are beginning to have problems with keeping the bathroom clean for our customers.

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    William Hall
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Main Street Laundry, LLC
    Blakely GA
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  • 2.  RE: Restroom usage

    Posted 6 days ago
    Put a sign on the door stating "Employee Use Only."  Regular customers will soon understand they can use it but outsiders will be discouraged.  This will also provide a defense against ADA lawsuits since you are technically not offering a public restroom. Nothing is foolproof, but this worked for me, even when a pay toilet lock was installed.

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    Larry Larsen
    Laundromat123.com
    Anaheim, CA
    Distributor - Insurance - Consulting
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  • 3.  RE: Restroom usage

    Posted 6 days ago
    Sorry, not going to happen. You can put a coin (or token) operated lock on the door and punish your good customers. If things are that bad you may have to? I have a sign on the front door and also on the restroom door that says RESTROOM FOR CUSTOMERS NO PUBLIC RESTROOM. It helps a little. The people you do not want in there just ignore it. I ALWAYS make perfectly clear to them that they are not welcome. Many times driving down the street to tell them that. The best way is stop them before they get inside. Obviously this only works when you are right there. If you are polite you can be sure they WILL return!

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    Curt Harrington

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  • 4.  RE: Restroom usage

    Posted 5 days ago
    We simply put an Employees Only sign on the door and keep it locked. Customers know that they can ask for the key and an employee will let them in. We have a gas station in front of our store that has no restroom so we had a big problem keeping the restroom clean when we allowed those customers to use our restroom.

    Now we just say sorry we dont have a public restroom but McD's is a block away and they are usually grateful.

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    James Barnes
    Owner
    Aroma Laundry & Water
    Los Angeles CA
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  • 5.  RE: Restroom usage

    Posted 5 days ago
    I put signs up on all exterior doors stating the restroom is for customers only. I also installed a keypad lock that requires a code to enter the restroom that my staff lets the customers in. I recently had a bus stop implemented in front of my business and I would have 20+ people a day trying to use the restroom and by the signs and lock it went from 20 down to 0.

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    STEVE K
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Brighton Laundry & Dryclnrs
    BRIGHTON MA
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