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Flushcheck Announces Upgraded Technology To Improve Public Restroom Standards During COVID-19

Flushcheck, from Oberon3, is announcing an upgrade to its restroom alert software to facilitate reopening public restrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Flushcheck upgrade allows restroom users to send one-click notifications to janitorial staff – with their own cell phone – by way of SMS, phone, web, or QR code if a restroom needs attention. Additionally, users can communicate in three languages: English, Spanish and French.

Matt Selbie, President of Oberon3, Inc., which created Flushcheck, says especially because of COVID-19,

“There is a huge focus on hyper-clean restrooms to match the increased sensitivity of the public when using these facilities.”

As businesses start to reopen, there is an emphasis on restroom management. Improved restroom safety and operating standards present a roadblock that has to be cleared before normal business returns to pre-COVID-19 levels and schools reopen in the Fall.

Flushcheck launched twelve months ago, and is in approximately 450 locations nationally. The newest features went live four weeks ago, and they constitute a response to user feedback.

“We adapted our technology to solve a real problem – helping facility managers get real-time alerts from users to improve restroom standards,” Selbie says.

While Flushcheck was not originally launched specifically because of COVID-19,

“We knew the cleanliness of a business’ restroom tends to be a barometer for customer perception about that business overall,” Selbie says. “The corona virus has now amped up the average citizen’s requirement for a super-clean, well-maintained restroom.”

Business owners, facility managers, maintenance managers, and others who hold accountability for restroom performance can see video on how Flushcheck works here.

The convenience factor is high with Flushcheck. There is no app to download. It works on any cell phone. Users don’t have to interact with any other device. This eliminates the problem of having any kind of touchscreen in the restroom. There’s a strong aversion, especially now, for people to touch anything other than what’s absolutely necessary in the restroom.

With people becoming more hygiene conscious, they will be less motivated to use touchscreen technology. Their own cell phone is a cheaper, more effective option.

Flushcheck is appropriate for industries with large numbers of public restrooms: airports, attractions, as well as conference and convention centers. Restaurants benefit as well, because they are even more susceptible to negative social media reviews from customers who have a poor restroom experience.

More detail on the rest area program – found here.

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