STAFF at a busy shopping centre are flushed with success after scooping another top award for the condition of their public toilets.
A five-strong housekeeping team look after the loos at The Paisley Centre.
And, for the fifth year in a row, they’ve been given five stars by judges of the Loo of the Year Awards.
This time around, it’s a double celebration for bosses at the popular mall as it was also given a gold award by Tidy Business Standards for its cleanliness.
Supervisor Kate Morrison, who leads the cleaning team at The Paisley Centre, said they are delighted to have enjoyed further success in the Loo of the Year Awards.
She told the Paisley Daily Express: “The judges came out to visit us in October and now we have found out that we have received a five-star rating again.
“We have very high standards here and all the girls take a pride in their work. We’ve got a great team.”
The public loos at The Paisley Centre were refurbished five years ago and, since then, Kate and her team – which includes Mary Morrison, Teresa Hayes, Agnes Leonard and Tracey Leitch – have been proud to be awarded five stars every year.
Now they are determined to maintain their high standards and make it six years in a row.
Kate added: “We’re tickled pink. Everyone is delighted that we’ve done it again.”
The Paisley Centre housekeeping team have come up with some innovative ways of making sure their loos are sparkling over the years.
This has included dropping a couple of retro Flying Saucer sherbet sweets into the toilets, urinals and cisterns.
When ‘activated’, they foam up and give off a pleasant fruity aroma, as well as cleaning the porcelain.
And the Paisley Daily Express also revealed how the housekeepers were using the notorious Buckfast tonic wine to clean graffiti from the tiles in the loos.
They claimed they discovered that the drink had all the strong cleaning qualities needed to remove felt-pen ink from the highly polished tile surfaces.