The saying a picture is worth a thousand words must have been referring to a toilet.
Washrooms are more than a legal obligation for a commercial premise. They create an impression of your business and imply you care about your guests and your employees.
This reputation speaks to existing and potential clients. It is a great thing when your business has a strong reputation. But when your reputation is less-than-stellar, then you have reason to worry.
It takes one washroom visit for a guest to write off your business and all its services.
Yes, you read that right.
A common complaint that such a guest would have about washrooms is the lack of toilet paper. Is there anything more annoying?
Worse, is that it might not stop there.
The aggrieved guest could take their complaint online. In a digital world where the internet never forgets, a negative review can be disastrous.
Studies show 88% of consumers change their minds about a business because of a bad review.
Remember, guests don’t buy just products or services. Their decisions revolve around buying into an idea and an experience.
You can prevent your guests from having a bad washroom experience in your business. But how?
By providing a toilet paper dispenser for your business washrooms. It ensures you never run out of toilet paper. This goes a long way in making a positive impression on your guests.
Dispensers come in many styles and you need to determine which one works best for your business.
How Do I Determine a Good Quality Dispenser?
Understanding a good quality toilet dispenser is important. It helps you know what to be on the lookout for when shopping.
A good quality dispenser for commercial use should meet all your guests’ needs.
Its material needs to be durable. Whether it is plastic or stainless steel, it should serve you for a long time.
Stainless steel is more durable than plastic especially in washrooms with more traffic.
A good dispenser is easy to mount using screws that don’t damage your washroom walls. Mounting it correctly is important to ensure toilet paper isn’t wasted.
When choosing a dispenser do not compromise on quality. This will override the cost. Although a good quality dispenser is not cheap, it is efficient and long-lasting.
But it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. Buying from a credible supplier enables you to get one at an affordable cost.
Your supplier should help you determine:
- How many dispensers you need for your washrooms.
- Whether to buy a single roll or multiple roll dispenser.
- What features are worth considering.
- How the dispenser will save wastage and labour costs for your business.
Let’s address these.
How Many Dispensers Does Your Business Need?
This depends on the size and number of washrooms at your workplace. The more the staff and guests you serve, the more washrooms and dispensers you need.
One dispenser can suffice a business that is small and has less foot traffic.
The Australian Code of Practice dictates you must have at least one toilet per 20 males and one per 15 females.
Provide a regular supply of toilet consumables. It enables your staff and guests to maintain hygiene.
Buying commercial tissue paper in bulk will ensure your toilets don’t run out of tissue paper. It will also save your business some money as you get to enjoy the economies of scale.
Should I Go For a Single or Multi-roll Toilet Dispenser?
If your washrooms have these characteristics a single roll dispenser works best:
- Low daily foot traffic.
- Lack of adequate space.
- Require little maintenance from your staff.
Multi-roll dispensers are ideal for businesses with more than one washroom. Also, they work well for washrooms with large daily traffic.
Small businesses with less foot traffic only need a single roll dispenser. It is cheaper to use the standard roll of toilet paper on it.
You can save on wastage by using the Georgia Pacific-Cormatic Paper Dispenser. It accommodates two rolls of toilet paper at once. You can get it in plastic or stainless steel from Australian Linen Supply.
It is also easy to install. Your supplier can also install it for you to avoid any risk of damage. Ensure you install it within reach to cater to children and guests with special needs.
Multi-roll dispensers reduce paper waste and the human labour needed to maintain them. But, they occupy more space compared to single rolls. Consider saving space by having a toilet dispenser mounted onto a wall.
Of equal importance is the need to provide paper towels for guests to dry their hands. Studies show that bacteria thrive on wet hands and these can spread easily to others.
Be eco-conscious with the toilet paper you use in your dispensers. Toilet paper made from recycled materials saves up to 1.8 million acres of forest every year.
Opt for recycled toilet paper that is chlorine-free. It should also have fewer layers of packaging as well. Georgia Pacific Cormatic Paper Hand Towels meet these criteria.
They are chlorine-free and made with 40% recycled materials. Buy in bulk to reduce the wrapping cover.
For a regular supply of paper towels use a Cormatic paper hand towel dispenser with a lock. It dispenses one sheet at a time, preventing wastage.
Get these toilet consumables from ALS. They are a reliable provider and take online orders.
What Features Should Your Dispenser Have?
a) Dispensers Made of Right Material
Consider the material of your toilet dispenser. Dispensers come in two main types of materials. These are
- Stainless steel
Let’s compare the two.
b) Dispensers With Protective Features
Washrooms with high traffic are more prone to toilet paper theft. To reduce this, get a dispenser with a locking system.
Consider an enclosed dispenser with a toilet paper protector. This encloses the toilet paper completely, preventing any risk of theft.
Get one that it is easy to tell the amount of tissues used. It can be transparent or have an invisible gauge. This will help your staff know when to refill them.
The last thing you need is a guest asking for someone to pass the toilet paper under a washroom stall.
Pick a toilet paper dispenser that helps your business save cost and is easy to maintain. It should make your work more efficient.
Ask your supplier if they offer maintenance services. This will ease your mind in case the dispenser malfunctions.
You don’t need a dispenser that wastes toilet paper. The stub roll feature curbs wastage. It ensures all the toilet paper is used before dispensing a new roll.
Choose ALS as Your Reliable Supply Partner
Small details like toilet dispensers show your guests and staff that you care.
To keep your guests happy you need a reliable supplier. Australian Linen Supply is your go-to partner.
Working with ALS saves you time ordering toilet consumables. You can do it online. This frees you to focus on other aspects of your business.
You can also buy tissue paper in bulk and enjoy the economies of scale.
Enhance your business reputation.
Contact ALS today for all your toilet consumable needs.