Many times, custodial managers think that in order to incorporate touch-free, they have to overhaul the entire restroom. This isn’t necessarily the case.

If a complete overhaul of the restroom is not an option, focus on three specific areas first: sinks, dryers/towel dispensers and doorways.

Assuming everyone washes their hands after using the facilities, eliminating touch points in these three areas will reduce cross-contamination from the restroom to other areas of the facility.

Think about it. Once a patron uses the soap, eliminating the remaining touch points is essential to prevent cross-contamination. This means eliminating the need to turn off the water, dry hands and leave the restroom.

Once these areas are covered, follow up with the remainder of touch-free options when budgets become available.