If you’ve ever found it difficult to locate a public restroom or been disgusted by the condition of one, your frustration may soon be over.
(NASDAQ: CTAS), a leader in facility services, today introduced
Where to Wee (W2W),
a free iPhone and Android mobile phone application that allows users to find public restrooms in their vicinity and rate them based on their cleanliness.
“We have all been in a situation where we’ve really needed to go to the restroom and did not know where to go,” said Staci Farmer, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “With Where to Wee, users have the peace of mind that they’ll be able to find a restroom anywhere, and more importantly, that it will be clean based on others’ ratings.”
When launching the app, users will see a map showing nearby public restrooms, which are highlighted by a colored “commodicon” based on ratings. Top-rated restrooms are indicated with a green icon, average-ranked restrooms are displayed with a yellow icon and unrated restrooms are displayed with a grey icon. By clicking a list icon, users will see a full list of available restrooms including their rating so they can choose the cleanest restroom in their area. W2W has the largest database of restroom locations compared to restroom finder apps, so users always benefit from a comprehensive list of nearby facilities.
To help others locate a clean restroom, the app asks users to rate restroom conditions using a five-point system. Users can rate the availability of soap and toilet paper, the appearance of the sink and toilet areas and odor levels in the restroom. Users can also upload pictures of restrooms directly from their phone into each review. To be rated, a restroom must receive a minimum of five user reviews. Ratings will be based on the most recent reviews to guarantee accuracy and to provide below average restrooms an opportunity to improve their cleanliness for their users and earn higher ratings.