Category: Janitorial Services

30 Dec 2020
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Commercial Cleaning Helps NJ Businesses Rebound From Pandemic

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A new year is upon us and many New Jersey businesses are glad to see 2020 in the rearview mirror. The pandemic made it a difficult year for businesses across the country with many having to close up shop for extended periods of time. With new vaccines being distributed in 2021 there is hope that the pandemic is now behind us and many business owners are making plans to reopen their doors. The question is how to reopen safely and successfully. Many businesses are looking to commercial cleaning services to help them rebound from the pandemic.

BUILDING CONSUMER CONFIDENCE

It is not just a matter of ensuring the health and safety of employees and customers, it is a matter of regaining consumer confidence. The pandemic has changed the way people shop, dine and consume products and services and for many consumers, a return to their former way of life is a little scary. Consumers need to know that a business can be trusted to protect their health and that means seriously upgrading their cleaning and sanitation protocols.

For businesses reopening in this ‘new normal’ commercial cleaning services are becoming an integral part of their campaign to earn trust and build consumer confidence. Cleaning crews are taking on a new role in the eyes of both businesses and consumers and what was once a hidden workforce performing their duties after hours will likely become a much more visible, public-facing workforce that will help to reassure customers and employees.

TRANSPARENT CLEANING PROTOCOLS

Business leaders and property managers have a huge incentive to make cleaning highly visible. This kind of transparency will go a long way toward boosting the confidence of consumers and workers who worry about returning to public life. In a post-pandemic world, there may be nothing quite as reassuring as a uniformed janitorial service and the pronounced smell of Lysol.

In a recent study commissioned by Vital Vio 76% of respondents said they’re going to hold businesses accountable for how they clean their spaces and 51% won’t patronize establishments that aren’t transparent about their cleaning practices. StudyFinds reported a whopping 82% of Americans “said they are now more aware of, and concerned about, cleaning protocols in public areas,”.

The bottom-line for business owners, property management firms, and office managers is that heightened cleaning and disinfection protocols (and being transparent about those protocols) is the key to bringing a wary public back into the fold. Hiring a commercial cleaning service can go a long way toward achieving this goal.

HOW COMMERCIAL CLEANING CAN HELP

There are many advantages to hiring a commercial cleaning company but in a world suddenly hyper-aware and germophobic consumer perception has risen to the top of the list. While assigning in-house staff to manage cleaning and disinfecting duties at your place of business can help, hiring a professional cleaning service is likely a smarter move.

People trust a commercial cleaning company to know how to clean and disinfect. While they will appreciate staff members cleaning and disinfecting high-touch areas during their visit, seeing uniformed commercial cleaners diligently at work will instill more confidence. In addition, the mere fact that a business is willing to invest in commercial cleaning services sends a very strong message about their commitment to keeping their customers and staff safe.

The reality is that people’s perceptions with regard to commercial vs in-house cleaning are correct. Commercial cleaning companies have a great deal of expertise with cleaning products, processes, and protocols. Regardless of how efficient your in-house staff is, without proper training and experience, they will never be as effective as a commercial cleaning crew. And while perceptions are important, effective cleaning and disinfection is really the primary goal and nobody does this better than a quality commercial cleaning service.

 

 

 

 

10 Dec 2020
warehouse cleaning

4 BENEFITS OF WAREHOUSE CLEANING SERVICES IN NEW JERSEY

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There are many benefits to hiring professional warehouse cleaning services in New Jersey. If you manage a warehouse, distribution center, or logistics operation you may already be taking advantage of these services. If you are not, you should be.

A clean warehouse or distribution center not only makes for a more pleasant work environment but also provides a safer workplace, reduces maintenance costs, and promotes more accurate inventory tracking. All of these benefits directly impact your bottom line.

SAFETY FIRST

Warehouses and distribution centers can be dangerous places. In the span of just two years (2015-2017) warehouse fatalities jumped from 11 to 22 annually, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. It is estimated that five percent of all warehouse workers will experience a workplace injury in any given year. While 5 percent may not seem like much, serious, non-fatal injuries cost the transportation and warehousing industry an estimated $84 million per week.

Logistics and distribution centers are required to comply with OSHA regulations within their warehouse space. This includes keeping your warehouse clean, organized, and free of clutter. Studies have shown that clean, well-organized warehouses experience fewer workplace injuries and achieve higher safety ratings. This means fewer sick days, fewer workman compensation claims, and a more productive workforce.

REDUCED MAINTENANCE COSTS

A lot of mac6inery is required to keep a warehouse or distribution center humming along; conveyors, stretch wrapping machines, and lifting equipment are some of the most common.  These machines require constant maintenance to ensure trouble-free operation.

Dust, dirt, and grime are enemies of your warehouse machinery, building up between moving parts and causing machinery to operate at higher temperatures. Over time this build-up can cause mechanical failures that can seriously impact your productivity and sharply increase your maintenance costs.

Having your warehouse professionally cleaned on a regular basis reduces the amount of dust and debris throughout your facility and keeps your machinery running smoothly.

MORE EFFICIENT INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

Let’s face it, one of the primary goals of a warehouse or distribution center is efficient and accurate inventory management, and a dirty and disorganized warehouse can lead to costly mistakes and inefficiencies.

Aside from the safety hazards presented by a poorly maintained warehouse, dusty inventory and aisles filled with debris can impede employee efficiency. When it comes to storing, accessing, and tracking inventory every second wasted navigating debris or dusting off an RFID tag adds up to decreased efficiency.

Maintaining a clean and organized warehouse allows your staff to work unimpeded and reduces picking, stocking, and tracking times. This equates to more efficient inventory management and reduced costs.

IMPROVES COMPANY IMAGE

In a world of internet commerce warehouses, distribution centers, and logistics operations have become the backbone of economies across the globe. Gone are the days of dark, dank, spaces filled with dusty boxes.

Today’s warehouses are often the center of business operations with hundreds or thousands of employees, customers, and stakeholders interacting within their walls. This means that the cleanliness of your warehouse directly impacts your company image.

Employee morale, customer perceptions, and stakeholder confidence are all impacted by how well your warehouse or distribution center presents itself and cleanliness is the key to good impressions.

HOW DO YOU REALIZE THESE BENEFITS

Warehouse cleaning and maintenance is no easy task. It is best to leave these tasks to professionals that have experience with warehouse cleaning. When it comes to hiring a professional warehouse cleaning company you will find there are many services available, the trick is hiring the right one.

When selecting a New Jersey warehouse cleaning service, it is important that you vet your options; the cheapest option is often not the best option. You are far better off getting it done right than getting it done twice. A qualified warehouse cleaning service will provide all the aforementioned benefits and more.

 

 

 

29 Nov 2020
office cleaning

Winter Office Cleaning Tips

Winter is a messy time of year. Snow and slush, salt and mud, germs and viruses all converge on your office building when Winter rolls around. And as the season drags on your regular office cleaning protocols start to fall behind. Winter is messy and it is difficult to keep up. In an effort to help out, Complete Care Maintenance has put together a few tips to help you maintain a clean tidy office during the winter months.

1) STAY ON TOP OF YOUR ENTRYWAY

In the winter months, it is important to maintain a clean and safe entryway. Snow and ice present serious slip and fall risks for you, your staff, and your clients. You can mitigate this risk by regularly sweeping or shoveling the entryway or applying salts or deicing chemicals. It is also a smart move to place rubber-backed floor mats inside the entryway to allow people to wipe their feet. This is especially true for offices with hard-surface flooring.

In addition to maintaining the ground at your entryway, be sure to clean the windows on a regular basis as slush and muck have a tendency to splash the glass, making for an unsightly entry. With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the onset of cold and flu season, it is vital that door handles and knobs be regularly sanitized.

Placing hand sanitizer inside the entryway is a great way to encourage hand hygiene and reduce the spread of germs. It also makes your staff and your guests more comfortable and confident that you are doing your part to maintain a healthy office environment.

2) KEEP THOSE FLOORS CLEAN

Winter weather is harsh on floors. People are going to track snow and ice, salts, chemicals, and dirt in from the outside and these contaminants can quickly damage hard-surface flooring and wreak havoc on office rugs and carpets. In addition, wet floors are a constant issue during the winter months and present a serious safety hazard. Be sure to keep the floors in your office well maintained with regular cleaning and consider posting ‘Caution Wet Floor’ signs in areas where wet floors are a problem.

Thorough daily moppings are essential to remove grit and grime from hard floors and carpets should be vacuumed regularly to prevent excessive wear.

3) CLEAN AND DISINFECT HIGH-TOUCH SURFACES

Again, with Covid-19 still wreaking havoc and cold and flu season in full swing, it is vital that you clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces regularly throughout the day. These surfaces include doorknobs and handles, telephones and computer equipment, desktops and counters, and any other surface that is regularly used by multiple individuals. Consider providing sanitizing wipes in key areas throughout the office to encourage regular disinfecting and train your staff on their proper use.

4) HIRE A COMMERCIAL CLEANING SERVICE

If ever there was a time of year to consider hiring a commercial cleaning service, Winter is it. Because Winter is one of the dirtiest seasons and because it is one of the busiest seasons, it pays to have a professional office cleaning service manage your office cleaning needs.

A quality office cleaning company will save you time and money and will help ensure that your offices are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. They will also ensure that your offices always make a good impression and can help protect the health and well-being of you, your staff, and your clients.

20 Sep 2020
security

Security And Your Janitorial Company

Every business has some type of security protocol. Whether it is as simple as a lock and key or as in-depth as a full-on security system with cameras, keypads, and burglar alarms – all businesses have things they need to protect. For retail businesses, it may be merchandise, cash, or credit card numbers. For medical and legal offices it may be data, records, and personally identifiable information.

When considering a commercial cleaning company, security concerns may not be top-of-mind, but it is something that requires serious consideration. Commercial cleaning or janitorial staff have access to nearly every area of your business and they often work outside of normal business hours. This is why it is so important to make security considerations a priority when vetting potential providers.

What To Look For In Janitorial Service Providers

When hiring a janitorial service provider for your facility you need to understand their level of commitment to security. A reputable provider will have training and protocols in place that help ensure that its staff understands the importance of security. There are many ways that smart janitorial services can mitigate security risks and bolster client confidence.

Employee Background Checks – Any reputable janitorial service understands the importance of employee background checks. Background checks help to eliminate potential security risks by weeding out applicants with checkered pasts and less than honorable intentions. Make sure that your provider only employs staff that has passed a background screening.

Security Protocols and Training – In addition to employee background screening, set security protocols and regular employee training reinforces in the employees’ minds, the company’s commitment to security. In addition, it helps ensure that employees understand and follow security protocols. Ask prospective providers about their security policies and the level of security training their staff receives.

On-site Supervision – Ensuring that cleaning crews are supervised by a responsible individual provides several benefits. A supervisor represents a single point of contact, meaning that keys, alarm codes, and other access points are entrusted to only one individual. In addition, a supervised cleaning crew is far less likely to breach security protocols, knowing they are being watched.

Bonded and Insured – If your janitorial service provider is not bonded and insured, you need to find another provider. Bonding and insuring is the most important step a janitorial service provider can protect both themselves and their clients. It ensures that if a cleaning staff member damages or steals property from a client that the client will be reimbursed.

Low Employee Turnover – If your janitorial service provider experiences high employee turnover it can present a security risk for you. Cleaning staff that has had access to your building and inside knowledge of your security protocols and are no longer bound by the cleaning company, can represent a real security threat. Ask potential providers about their turnover rates and avoid companies that can not seem to retain staff.

Uniformed Staff – While this may not seem like a security precaution, uniformed cleaning staff are easily identifiable, making non-staff members easily identifiable as well. Ensuring that cleaning staff is required to wear name badges or IDs is another way that janitorial services can show their commitment to security.

A Little Forethought Goes A Long Way – It pays to be vigilant when hiring a commercial cleaning service and hiring the wrong one can cost you in a big way. Take your time, vet your prospects, and hire a firm that will add value rather than cost.

10 Sep 2020
property management cleaning

Is Your Cleaning Company Hurting Your Bottom Line?

There is no doubt that a clean facility has many advantages and generally hiring a commercial cleaning company will help ensure your facility always looks its best. However, who you hire to manage your facility’s cleaning program can be the difference between a profitable business partnership and a costly one.

Not All Commercial Cleaning Companies Are The Same

When choosing a commercial cleaning company to manage your facility’s cleaning program, you have a lot of choices. You will likely find several companies offering cleaning services in a variety of price ranges. The important thing to remember is that it’s not about price; it’s about value and return on investment.

Typically, companies offering cleaning services at rock-bottom prices are inexperienced and underfunded. They likely do not have adequate staff or proper equipment and training. These short-comings might save you money in the short-term, but over time you may find that their inexperience is costing you more money than you saved. In fact, hiring an inexperienced or fly-by-night cleaning company can hurt your bottom line in more ways than you think.

Lost Tenants Equal Lost Revenue

An inadequately cleaned facility makes a bad impression and could scare off potential tenants. In addition, existing tenants may feel compelled to look elsewhere once their lease is up if they feel that the facility is not well maintained.

Your tenants understand the value of a clean and inviting facility. They recognize that their clients form opinions about their business based on the cleanliness of the facility. They also recognize that their employees are better served when the workplace is clean and sanitary.

The bottom line is: a poorly maintained facility is bad for your tenants, bad for their staff, bad for their clients, and ultimately bad for you.

Dirty floors, smudged windows and mirrors, dusty lobbies, and unsanitary restrooms will leave your tenants dissatisfied and they will eventually move their organization to a better-maintained facility. This means empty spaces, more dollars spent on marketing, a potentially damaged reputation, and lost income for you.

Proper Maintenance vs. Costly Repairs

Improper training, poorly maintained equipment, and carelessness on the part of a cleaning crew can cost you more than just tenants. Commercial cleaning is not just about cleaning, it is also about maintaining your property to ensure longevity. Improper use of commercial cleaning chemicals can damage surfaces in your facility which can lead to costly repairs and replacement costs.

Imagine an inexperienced cleaning crew using overly caustic chemicals on your lobby’s marble floors. Or a poorly maintained buffing machine gouging your hardwoods. Using the wrong cleaning chemicals can damage all types of surfaces, from chrome fixtures in restrooms and kitchens, to granite countertops and expensive furnishings. These types of ‘accidents’ can lead to repair and replacement costs of thousands of dollars and a commercial cleaning company that is ‘just starting out’ may not have the funding or insurance to cover the costs. This leads us to a third unanticipated cost associated with ‘inexpensive’ commercial cleaning services.

Liability And Insurance Claims

Commercial cleaning companies that are not yet well established may not have the necessary insurance coverage to deal with property damage and personal injury claims. If a cleaning company employee is injured on your premises and their employer’s insurance company denies the claim, you could be held liable.

What if an inexperienced cleaning crew inadvertently creates an unsafe environment for your staff, your tenants, or their clients? Lack of training can lead to all manner of unsafe conditions when it comes to commercial cleaning. Are you willing to take that risk?

How Do I Know Who To Hire?

As was stated earlier, hiring a commercial cleaning company based on pricing alone is not the best approach. You should request proposals from several potential providers and then vet each one separately. Some of the questions you’ll want to be answered are as follows:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Do you have experience with similar facilities?
  • What are your training protocols?
  • Do you perform employee background checks?
  • Are you insured and to what extent?
  • What is your employee turnover rate?
  • Will there be management oversight of cleaning crews?
  • What is the communications protocol? (i.e. Who can I call when there is a problem?)
  • Can you provide references?

Getting answers to these questions will go a long way toward weeding out the bad apples during your vetting process and should make the decision-making process easier. If you can carve out three or four respectable providers from your list of prospects, then you can start talking price.

30 Aug 2020
reduced risk

How Commercial Cleaning Can Reduce Risk and Liability

It’s clear that hiring a commercial cleaning company to clean your facility has many benefits. A professionally cleaned facility presents well, creates a healthy work environment, and can make for happier and more productive staff. What many business owners and facility managers fail to take into account is the reduced risk and liability that commercial cleaning services represent.

While cleaning your own business may seem like a smart way to reduce costs, there are risks and liabilities associated with this do-it-yourself approach. Most of these risks and liabilities can be mitigated by hiring a commercial cleaning company to manage the risks for you. Not to mention the cleaning.

So How Can A Commercial Cleaning Company Reduce Risk?

 

1) OSHA Training

Properly cleaning and disinfecting your business requires the use of a variety of commercial cleaning products, tools, and even machinery. Employees tasked with cleaning may be exposed to potentially hazardous chemicals, asked to work with equipment that can present a danger, and asked to perform various tasks that may cause injury or illness if not performed properly. Failure to understand and adhere to OSHA safety guidelines can put an employee, their coworkers, or your customers at risk.

A reputable commercial cleaning company trains its employees with regard to OSHA safety standards, chemical usage, and proper operation of machinery. These people are professionals who stay abreast of and adhere to the safety standards that keep themselves and those around them safe.

2) Environmental Safety

The physical environment in which cleaning services are performed can present many hazards for you, your staff, and your customers. Commercial cleaning companies are responsible for ensuring that they maintain a safe environment while performing their duties. Proper signage for wet floors, proper ventilation when using noxious chemicals, and safe operation of cleaning equipment. These precautions help reduce liability and risk of injury.

3) Property Damage

Improper use of cleaning chemicals and equipment can cause damage to your property. Poorly trained in-house staff may not even be aware of the damage they are doing until its too late. On the other hand, a well trained professional cleaning staff knows how to properly clean a huge variety of surfaces effectively without damage or degradation. Wood floors, marble and granite countertops, various upholsteries, and even carpets should all be cleaned and maintained with proven tools and techniques.

4) Worker’s Compensation

If you are hiring in-house staff to manage your cleaning and janitorial needs then you are required to provide worker’s compensation benefits. If a member of your in-house cleaning staff is injured while performing their job they are likely to file a claim. When you hire a commercial cleaning company to manage your facility’s cleaning needs, these obligations are theirs, not yours. The cleaning company is responsible for insuring their own staff, reducing both costs and liabilities for you.

5) Reduced Risk of Illness

A reputable commercial cleaning company will thoroughly clean and disinfect your workplace and a clean workplace reduces the chances of employee illness, absenteeism, and potential insurance claims. Providing a safe and healthy work environment can mean less paid sick leave, fewer insurance claims, and happier, healthier staff.

 

 

 

31 Jul 2020
medical facility cleaning

Tips For Hiring Medical Facility Cleaning Services

Not every commercial cleaning company is suited for medical facility cleaning. There are certain standards that need to be met to protect you, your staff, and your patients. Regardless of the size of your facility, you need to hire a company that understands the uniques needs of the medical industry and has the training and expertise to meet those needs. Here are four tips for hiring a competent medical facility cleaning company:

1) Training

Because healthcare facilities represent unique environments with very specific cleaning requirements it is imperative that you hire a cleaning company that trains their employees specifically for healthcare facility cleaning. A quality healthcare facility cleaning company will be able to describe to you the type of training they provide to their employees to ensure proper policies and procedures are followed when working within a healthcare facility.

  • HIPPA Compliance – Any medical facility training program should include training on HIPPA compliance. All staff should be well educated and compliant with HIPPA standards as well as any internal policies with regard to patient privacy.
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Training – In addition to HIPPA training, cleaning staff should be in OSHA’s Bloodbourne Pathogens Standards. They should recognize that they are not to handle sharps or waste liners marked ‘Danger – Infectious Waste”.
  • Cross-contamination Avoidance – The last thing you want is a cleaning company that is spreading more germs than they are eliminating. Your medical facility cleaning company should have very specific policies and procedures in place to reduce or eliminate cross-contamination and all employees should be fully trained in this regard.
  • OSHA Compliance – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration sets standards for safe and healthy workplaces and work practices. These standards are designed to protect both the worker and the business. They include guidelines for safe chemical handling

2) Experience

Obviously you want an experienced commercial cleaning company to manage your medical facility cleaning program, but a company with experience specific to the healthcare industry is paramount. An experienced healthcare facility cleaning company has processes and procedures in place that are designed specifically for the healthcare industry.

They understand the unique needs of the healthcare industry, they understand the difference between cleaning and disinfecting and the need for both, and they understand the concepts of cross-contamination and Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs). While training and knowledge are invaluable assets, nothing can replace experience.

3) Employee Screening

As a healthcare facility administrator, you understand the importance of trustworthy staff. The healthcare industry is often home to vulnerable populations, sensitive medical records, and prescription drugs. Yours is an industry ripe for criminal activity and it is vital that whomever you hire to provide cleaning and disinfecting services vigorously screen heir employees.

Any medical facility cleaning service worth their salt should be able to provide detailed information with regard to their employee screening processes upon request.

4) Oversight

Even with proper training and employee screening, smart medical facility cleaning services always have a supervisor on site. This practice ensures oversight of the cleaning staff and gives you direct access to management personnel. Having a manager on-site allows you to immediately address perceived problems, request specific services, and address any other issues that may arise.

In Conclusion

Hiring a medical facility cleaning service is not a hit and miss process. You should do your research, interview prospective providers, and ask a lot of questions. Don’t trust your healthcare cleaning to amateurs, hire the best.

 

 

 

10 Jul 2020
restroom cleaning

Restroom Cleaning: Is Your Cleaning Company Doing Enough?

Let’s face it, nobody likes a dirty restroom. It is not just that a dirty restroom is unsightly, it is also unsanitary and could be causing health problems for you, your staff, and your customers. What is worse is that if your restroom is not clean, the rest of your business or facility isn’t clean either.

Think about this scenario: An employee enters your unclean restroom, does their business, and exits without washing their hands. On their way out they touch the stall door, the restroom door, and then proceed to use the microwave, the water fountain, and the copier machine.

Even if your workplace was clean before this single episode, it is not clean now. The fact of the matter is that an unsanitary restroom makes for an unsanitary workplace and an unsanitary workplace can lead to lower productivity, higher absenteeism, and increased costs.

So is your cleaning company doing enough to keep your workplace restrooms clean and sanitary?

Not All Commercial Cleaning Companies Are Created Equal

Commercial cleaning companies come in all shapes and sizes and like in any industry there are those who do an exceptional job, those that do a mediocre job, and those that do not do a good job al all. When it comes to keeping your restroom clean, mediocre doesn’t cut it and if they are doing a poor job, you may as well clean it yourself.

The best commercial cleaning companies do many things better than the other guys, but the two things that make them stand out is their understanding of the cleaning process and their adherence to it. Exceptional commercial cleaning companies have processes in place that help ensure consistent and thorough cleaning, and the one place where these procedures are most evident is the restroom.

Restrooms Cleaned Right

A truly professional commercial cleaner understands that an unsanitary restroom is a catalyst for an unsanitary workplace. They understand the difference between cleaning and disinfecting and the need for both. They understand dwell times, cross-contamination, and the value of a truly effective and efficient cleaning process.

First off, a well-organized commercial cleaner has the right tools and cleaning agents required to properly clean a restroom. They will use a variety of cleaning products for different tasks, disposable or color-coded cleaning cloths to avoid cross-contamination, and will thoroughly clean and maintain their equipment after each service.

In addition, a professional cleaning company will adhere to safety procedures, blocking off restrooms, posting wet floor signs, and donning protective equipment to protect themselves and others. They will be familiar with the chemicals being used and be well-versed in how to use them safely.

Dust Above The Floor Surfaces

Dusting above the floor surfaces first helps to ensure that you do not dirty lower surfaces later in the process. Be sure to clean any soiled areas on walls, stalls, and doors, remove graffiti, gum, and clean grout lines.

Check and Refill Dispensers | Empty Trash Receptacles

Check to make sure that dispensers, hand dryers, etc. are working properly and refill those that are running low. These should include toilet paper, sanitary napkins, paper towels, and soaps. Empty trash receptacles and replace liners.

Pre-cleaning Toilets and Urinals

Toilets and urinals should be pre-cleaned by removing any debris from in and around these fixtures, placing urinal strainers in a disinfecting solution, and dispensing of depleted urinal cakes.

Cleaning High-touch Surfaces

The first step in any sanitizing process is to clean. Cleaning removes soils and dust from a surface and prepares it for effective disinfection. Failing to clean first, is failing to disinfect.

Toilets, urinals, sinks, dispensers, countertops, door handles, and other high-touch surfaces should all be cleaned thoroughly.

Accounting For Dwell Times

Once all high-touch surfaces have thoroughly cleaned a disinfectant should be applied. This includes the disinfecting of toilets, urinals, sinks, countertops, door handles, and other high touch surfaces. Once applied, move on to other tasks to allow for appropriate dwell times.

Fixtures and Glass

Assuming appropriate dwell time has elapsed, remove any disinfecting solution from sink fixtures, dispensers, and door handles. Polish these surfaces with a metal polish or glass cleaner. Glass cleaner will generally shine fixtures without polish buildup. Wipe mirrors and glass surfaces with glass cleaner and designated cleaning cloth.

Wipe Down High-touch Areas To Dry

Assuming appropriate dwell times have elapsed return to the high-touch areas to complete the disinfecting process. Be sure to use the appropriate cleaning cloth for each respective surface. You don’t want to wipe the countertop with the cloth used on the urinal. Be sure to replace any urinal strainers and disinfectant cakes after wiping down urinals.

Mop The Floors

At this point, the only surface remaining should be the floor. Restroom floors should be cleaned with the appropriate mix of cleaning agents and water. Too much of a chemical agent will leave the floor sticky and dull, not to mention more prone to dirt buildup between cleanings.

A microfiber mop is the best mop option as it does not require repeated dipping in dirty mop water and will not leave your floors as wet. In addition, microfiber mops tend to more effectively remove dirt, as opposed to pushing it around.

We Can Help

Need a commercial cleaning company that does restrooms right? Complete Care can help! Contact us today to learn how we can help keep your business or facility clean and sanitary.