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30 Oct 2022
holiday shopping

HOLIDAY CLEANING TIPS FOR RETAILERS

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A BUSY AND CHALLENGING HOLIDAY SEASON

The holiday season is fast approaching and retailers are gearing up for the inevitable rush of consumers. It is estimated that U.S. consumers will spend nearly 1.5 trillion dollars this holiday season. That accounts for 20% of total annual retail spending. It is no wonder that retailers are making every effort to claim a slice of the pie.

With more and more customers choosing to spend their dollars online, twenty-first-century brick-and-mortar retailers will need to plan ahead to take advantage of any and all in-store foot traffic. In order to make your retail operation stand out you will need to meet the needs and expectations of the ever-fickle U.S. consumer.

Providing exceptional customer service and offering holiday promotions are tried and true approaches to increased holiday sales. But in a post-pandemic world, cleanliness is still high on the list of consumer expectations. In fact, a whopping 93% of U.S. consumers state that they would not return to a dirty store.

So, how can you meet consumer expectations for store cleanliness? We are glad you asked! Here are a few tips for maintaining a clean and sanitary retail environment for your staff and customers this holiday season:

MIND YOUR ENTRYWAY

Ensuring that the entryway to your retail store is clean and inviting is the best way to draw consumers into your establishment. Make sure that sidewalks and parking lots are cleared of snow and debris and consider pressure washing your storefront prior to the holidays.

Display windows are often the consumer’s first impression of your storefront. They are a tried and true method of highlighting your wares and can often make a passerby a customer. Windows and doors on your storefront should be cleaned thoroughly every day and spot-cleaned regularly during business hours. Be sure that displays featured at the storefront are always stocked and clean.

ROLL OUT THE WELCOME MAT

If you operate in a northern or mountain state the holiday season is sure to bring rain, leaves, snow, and slush. These elements – along with deicing agents and salt – can wreak havoc on your floors and create potential hazards for your staff and customers.

Utilizing high-quality entry mats reduces the potential for slip-and-fall accidents and protects your floors from the dirt, grime, and salt being tracked in from the outdoors. According to the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) six feet of matting at a facility’s entrance will remove 40% of tracked-in soil, 12 feet of matting will remove 80% of tracked-in soil, and 36 feet of matting will remove almost all of it.

KEEP FLOOR CLEANING EQUIPMENT HANDY

It is important to ensure that entry mats are vacuumed at least once per day and that they are professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Likewise, carpets and hard-surface floors should be regularly vacuumed throughout the day. 

Keep additional floor cleaning equipment like mops, dust brooms, and wet floor signage at the ready to address wet floors, spills, and any tracked-in debris. Also, consider keeping a commercial cleaning company on retainer to regularly buff your hard-surface flooring and deep clean your carpets to help minimize damage from tracked-in soils. 

MAKE CLEANING AND SANITIZING PART OF YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

In a post-pandemic world, after-hours cleaning is no longer enough. Customers want to see that you are committed to their health and safety. This means regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces, restrooms, and flooring. Consider hiring a day porter or matron service to manage these tasks for you or add additional staff.

Keep in mind that display fixtures and the items that they hold are being touched throughout the day. Be sure to include these in your high-touch cleaning and disinfecting protocol.

Even though most restrictions have been lifted with regard to public gatherings, people still expect to have access to hand sanitizer and face masks. Make certain that you are making these items readily available to your staff and customers.

20 Oct 2022
wet floor

WINTER FLOOR CARE TIPS

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Winter is just around the corner, and with it comes snow and ice, slush and salt, mud and grime. Whether you manage a retail store, office complex, distribution center, or a hotel, your floors are easily one of your most expensive assets and Winter is hard on your floors! Here are some floor care tips from the professionals at Complete Care Maintenance to help you take care of your floors this winter.

Winter is the one season when most of us close our windows and doors in an effort to keep the elements at bay. It is also the one season that seems to make it impossible to keep those very elements from entering our homes and businesses. Snow, salt, slush, and mud are constantly being brought into our dwellings on our feet and the feet of others, inevitably making a mess of our floors.

As if the aesthetics of this wintery mess are not enough, wet and muddy floors also present a real safety hazard for those that walk on them. In addition, the effects that extreme temperature changes, rain, snow, ice, and salt have on our floors can be very detrimental. Over time this can lead to costly repairs or replacement.

Floor Care Tips For Different Floor Types

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to proper floor care. Different floor types require different approaches to cleaning and maintenance, approaches that a professional floor care company will thoroughly understand and be able to implement for you.

Wood Floors

Wood floors expand and contract in response to temperature and humidity changes. In the cold winter months, wood floors will contract to leave gaps between planks. While this is normal behavior for a wood floor, it presents additional challenges for cleaning the floors. Water, dirt and salt will often settle in these gaps and can damage the wood and prevent the gaps from closing when the weather warms. It is important that all foreign materials be removed from these gaps to ensure the health of your wood floors.

Thorough cleaning and polishing of your wood floors prior to the winter months can help mitigate the damaging effects of water, ice, dirt, and salt. Regular professional wood floor cleaning services will ensure that your floors retain their health and beauty throughout the coming year.

Tile Floors

While tile floors fare better under harsh winter conditions, they still require proper care and regular maintenance. Different types of tile require different cleaning methods and chemical cleaning products. Some tile floors react poorly to harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaning techniques while others require more rigorous cleaning.

In the winter months, the grout between tiles can become discolored and dirty. Regular professional grout cleanings will ensure that your floor’s grout will retain its integrity and color, leaving your floors clean and inviting.

Linoleum Floors

Linoleum is a popular flooring choice because it is inexpensive and generally easy to care for, however, during the winter months excess sand, dirt, and salt can threaten your linoleum’s finish. These materials are abrasive and can scratch, mar, and dull the floor’s finish. During these more challenging seasons, it is important to pay additional attention to your linoleum and step up your floor care program accordingly.

Like all types of flooring, linoleum requires specific cleansers and techniques to ensure proper care. If you are uncertain how to care for vinyl or linoleum floors, contact a professional floor care specialist.

Carpeting

Carpet needs more frequent vacuuming during the winter months due to the elements and more time spent indoors. Wet shoes carrying dirt, salt, and deicing chemicals can quickly cause staining and visible ‘traffic paths’ on your carpet. If this debris is not fully removed with regular vacuuming and deep cleaning, it can break down carpet fibers and decrease the lifespan of your floor covering.

Regular vacuuming, spot treatment of spills and stains, and mid and postseason deep cleaning by a commercial carpet cleaning company will help your carpet look great throughout the Winter season and beyond. Check to see if the commercial carpet cleaning services near you offer any seasonal carpet cleaning specials this time of year.

 

Need Help With Your Winter Floor Care?

Complete Care Maintenance has decades of experience caring for floors of all types. Call or contact us today to learn how we can help your floors this winter.

10 Oct 2022
doctor's office

PREPARING YOUR MEDICAL FACILITY FOR FLU SEASON

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While Covid cases have been steadily dropping for the past several months, health officials warn that this winter will likely bring a resurgence of the virus. That coupled with the onset of cold and flu season and a shortage of healthcare workers is leaving medical facilities stretched. 

AN UNPRECEDENTED WINTER OF VIRUSES

A recent article from nbcnews.com states that hospitals are preparing for an unprecedented winter of viruses. It will be another winter with Covid cases and one that is expected to include high levels of influenza and other respiratory illness patients.

Flu cases are already on the rise in the U.S. and pediatricians are seeing a growing number of children presenting symptoms of RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and enteroviruses. Couple that with the anticipated increase in Covid cases due to increased indoor activity and it seems like the perfect viral storm.

In addition to the anticipated rise in respiratory infections, the healthcare industry is dealing with an unprecedented staffing shortage. Healthcare workers are quitting at rates 23% higher than when the Covid pandemic began, leaving those who stay on the front lines with unmanageable workloads and extended hours.

HOW TO PREPARE

If you manage a medical facility, you are most certainly on the front lines and need to take extra precautions in order to manage what could be a very difficult flu season.

Healthcare officials are urging people to get a flu shot and Covid boosters to help stem the tide and mitigate the need for medical care. Pediatricians and medical professionals are encouraging people to double down on prevention measures like masks, social distancing, and improved cleaning and disinfecting protocols. These approaches have proven effective in the past and are our first line of defense against these diseases.

ENSURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH PPE

Medical facilities need to ensure they have ample supplies of personal protective equipment. Masks, gloves, and gowns were in short supply when the pandemic hit, and many healthcare centers were caught off guard. Now is the time to take inventory and ensure sufficient supplies.

It is also recommended that all staff be re-educated on proper procedures for donning (putting on) and doffing (taking off) PPE. Be sure to encourage (or require) the use of face coverings for patients and visitors as well.

ENFORCE PERSONAL HYGIENE PROTOCOLS

Strictly follow the steps for proper hand hygiene and cough etiquette, and encourage staff, visitors, and patients to follow them as well. This will help mitigate the spread of germs in your medical facility. Be sure that you make hand sanitizers, tissues, and masks accessible to all patients and staff and encourage their use. Also, make sure that soap dispensers in restrooms are always full.

REGULARLY CLEAN AND SANITIZE HIGH-TOUCH SURFACES

High-touch surfaces in a medical facility are far more likely to harbor viruses and bacteria than the average home or place of business. It is vital that these surfaces are regularly cleaned and disinfected throughout the day. Consider hiring professional janitorial staff or a day porter to manage these tasks for you as you may already be working with limited staff. Do not overlook everyday items like common-use pens, clipboards, telephones, and office equipment. 

PERFORM DAILY DEEP CLEANING OF YOUR FACILITY

Hiring a commercial cleaning company with medical facility experience to manage daily cleaning and disinfection will ensure that your facility is properly cleaned and disinfected every day. This allows you to begin each business day with a clean slate and will make maintaining cleanliness throughout the day more manageable.

30 Sep 2022
fall cleaning

KEEPING STAFF AND CUSTOMERS SAFE THIS FALL

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Fall is here and with the shorter days and cooler weather comes more time spent indoors. Unlike last fall when most of the country was shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this fall, people are freer to move about and gather in public places. But just because the pandemic seems to have waned it is important to keep the pandemic wolves at bay.

Public places such as retail establishments, movie theatres, government offices, and office buildings should be gearing up for increased foot traffic and larger concentrations of people as the weather cools. Toward that end, it is important for facility managers to begin thinking about how they will keep their staff and visitors safe from potential health risks.

With increased foot traffic comes greater potential for the spread of germs and viruses. Creating and implementing a well-thought-out cleaning and disinfecting program is a vital first step for any business or organization that expects increased foot traffic during the busy fall and winter seasons. 

Here are some tips for keeping your staff and customers safe this fall and winter:

1) UNDERSTAND THE NEW NORMAL

The pandemic has changed the way people feel about cleanliness. Staff and customers expect increased cleaning and disinfecting in places of work and establishments that they visit. Just because pandemic restrictions have been lifted does not mean pandemic-inspired behaviors should change. People need to feel safe in public places and as a facility manager, it is your responsibility to ensure that they do. 

2) HELP PEOPLE HELP THEMSELVES

Providing convenient access to hand sanitizers, wet wipes, and masks will help people to help themselves and promote better hygiene. Always ensure that restroom supplies are plentiful and that soap, paper towels, and toilet paper dispensers are full at all times. 

3) BE PROACTIVE

Let your staff and customers know that you are making efforts to ensure a safe environment. Post signs from your commercial cleaning provider, hire a day porter, and actively encourage staff to promote good hygiene. Have someone assigned to regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces and rotate clipboards, sign-in sheets, and common-use pens and pencils.

4) CLEAN AND DISINFECT EVERY DAY

Whether you manage this in-house or outsource it to professionals, staff and customers will notice if your place of business is regularly cleaned and sanitized. Just like you, others can tell if a facility is well-maintained if the floors and restrooms are clean, and if the business management is paying attention. Make every effort to ensure that everyone that enters your facility feels comfortable and safe.

5) CONSULT A COMMERCIAL CLEANING COMPANY

Commercial cleaning companies know how to maintain a clean and sanitary environment. They can help you to identify problem areas, establish cleaning protocols, and advise you with regard to the best cleaning supplies and equipment. Not to mention the fact that they are more than capable of managing your cleaning and disinfecting needs.

Complete Care Maintenance has decades of experience with commercial cleaning and offers free consultations to help you devise and implement an effective cleaning regimen for your facility. Call or contact us today to learn more.

10 Sep 2022
warehouse cleaning

WAREHOUSE CLEANING IS DIFFERENT – HERE’S WHY

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Warehouse cleaning is different. Keeping an office or retail establishment clean is a challenging task. Keeping a distribution center or warehouse clean takes the challenge to a whole different level. 

Because these spaces are extremely large and typically have high ceilings, they have a tendency to collect a lot of dust and much of it builds up on high surfaces. High-surface dust eventually gets redistributed throughout the facility by fans, movement of goods, and HVAC systems.

Large expanses of hard flooring found in these workplaces require regular upkeep and specialized equipment. In addition, warehouses and distribution centers often include machinery and heavy equipment that constantly redistribute dust and debris.

On top of these complications are the typical cleaning challenges associated with office spaces, break rooms, restrooms, and other common areas throughout the facility.

WHY WAREHOUSE CLEANING MATTERS

As is true of any workplace and clean and sanitary environment promotes worker health and productivity. In a warehouse or distribution center cleanliness also reduces workplace accidents and injuries.

In addition, regular cleaning can reduce the amount of dust accumulation in the facility which can extend the useful life of machinery and heavy equipment, not to mention protect the products being processed.

Maintaining a regular cleaning schedule can help mitigate dust and debris, improve worker productivity, and allow machinery and equipment to operate more efficiently.

AREAS TO ADDRESS DURING WAREHOUSE CLEANING

High Surfaces

High surfaces are common in a warehouse environment and can be extremely challenging to clean. The dust has a tendency to accumulate in these areas and is constantly being filtered down onto lower surfaces. 

Cleaning these areas typically requires the use of lifts or ladders and high-filtration vacuums and other specialized cleaning equipment. Because cleaning personnel must work at extreme heights, high-surface cleaning can be dangerous. It is always best to rely on professionals for this type of cleaning.

Warehouse Floors

Warehouse and distribution centers typically have large expanses of hard-surface flooring. Large floors like this can not be cleaned efficiently with a mop and broom. 

Maintaining floors of this size requires specialized equipment like mechanical scrubbers and sweeper machines. These machines should only be operated by trained individuals. 

In addition, different types of flooring require different types of maintenance. It is always best to consult a professional when deciding what types of cleaning solutions and equipment to use as well as the frequency of cleaning.

Waste Management

Distribution centers and warehouses produce can a lot of waste. They also need to manage a huge amount of recyclable materials. Packing materials, cardboard, paper, and plastic all need to be sorted and placed in the appropriate bins.

Many of these facilities operate for extended hours which not only increases the amount of waste and recyclable materials but also makes it more difficult to manage. This makes waste removal and the processing of recyclable materials an ongoing task.

General Cleaning

In addition to all of these specialized cleaning requirements, warehouse facility managers still have to deal with the general cleaning associated with any business operation. There are restrooms, break rooms, and office spaces that need to be cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis.

These areas need to be cleaned and disinfected regularly during working hours to ensure the health and safety of staff and visitors.

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGES OF WAREHOUSE CLEANING?

If you would like to learn more about the challenges of warehouse and distribution center cleaning take a look at this article. Or contact Complete Care Maintenance for a free on-site consultation.

20 Aug 2022
multi-tenant office cleaning

MANAGING MULTI-TENANT OFFICE BUILDING CLEANING

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Managing a multi-tenant office complex comes with a lot of responsibilities. First and foremost among those responsibilities is ensuring that your tenants are happy. As a property manager, you understand the value of retaining tenants. Tenant retention is much less expensive than tenant acquisition and existing tenants come with fewer surprises.

One key to tenant satisfaction is a clean and inviting property and satisfied tenants are less likely to move on to another facility. There are many approaches to multi-tenant office building cleaning. Some property management firms choose to leave the responsibility for the cleaning of individual office spaces to the tenants themselves, while others offer professional cleaning services that include individual offices. Regardless of your approach, having a plan for managing the cleaning of your facility is key to your success.

Here are a few tips for maintaining a clean and inviting multi-tenant complex that will help will help with tenant retention and make acquiring new tenants easier should the need arise:

HIRE A COMMERCIAL CLEANING COMPANY

Managing the cleaning requirements of a multi-tenant facility in-house is an enormous responsibility. It is not a one-person job which means you will need to hire a cleaning staff and someone to train and manage that staff. You will then be responsible for payroll, benefits, uniforms, and equipment costs – not to mention the costs associated with recruitment and hiring the staff in the first place.

Outsourcing your facility’s cleaning requirements to a qualified commercial cleaning company relieves you of most, if not all of these responsibilities. In addition, a qualified commercial cleaning company will have trained staff, processes, and protocols already in place so that they can hit the ground running without the inevitable pitfalls of on-the-job training. 

A professional cleaning provider will bring many additional benefits to the table. They will provide their own cleaning chemicals and equipment, they are bonded and insured, they manage and pay their staff, they provide well-trained cleaning personnel, and they are obligated and motivated to perform well.

DECIDE WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT 

You will need to decide if your tenants will be responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of their individual office spaces or if you will provide cleaning services for the entire property. There are pros and cons to both approaches.

Providing professional cleaning services as a perk for your tenants is an appealing amenity that many will appreciate. In addition, having one company manage all of the cleaning responsibilities throughout your office complex ensures consistency and quality. It also means that you can set the standards of cleanliness for your facility rather than leaving it up to individual tenants.

On the other hand, this perk comes at a cost. You will pay more for commercial cleaning services and will likely accommodate the added cost through higher rental rates. This may make tenant acquisition more challenging. It may be worth it to speak with your commercial cleaning provider about discounted rates for your tenants and leave the decision up to them. 

Either way, making every effort to utilize the same provider for your entire office complex will make everyone’s life easier and ensure quality services, consistent standards, and more effective communications among you, your tenants, and your provider.

SET AND POST A CLEANING SCHEDULE

Whether you decide to manage the cleaning for the entire complex or allow tenants to manage their cleaning requirements, you will want to set a schedule with your cleaning provider. This is particularly important if your cleaning provider will be managing your entire complex. It is also a vital step for large Muti-tenant complexes as these may require multiple days to thoroughly clean.

For most office environments after-hours cleaning is most appropriate. This allows cleaning crews to work without distractions and does not interfere with day-to-day office operations. Large complexes and office buildings may require a cleaning service to work every evening to accommodate the number of tenants being serviced.

A commercial cleaning service with experience in multi-tenant office complexes will be very helpful in setting up a cleaning schedule, will make every effort to accommodate the needs of individual tenants, and will even establish individual points of contact for every tenant in your building. This ensures that every tenant gets what they require from your commercial cleaning provider without you having to manage every individual request.

CONSIDER ENLISTING A DAY PORTER FOR COMMON AREAS

Many commercial cleaning providers offer day porter services that can be of great benefit to large office complexes. Unlike the cleaning crews that work after hours, day porters work to maintain your facility throughout the workday. They provide essential cleaning and maintenance services during business hours and can become an integral part of your staff.

In addition, day porters can often manage day-to-day tasks that would typically interrupt your workflow. Signing for and receiving packages, facilitating third-party contract workers, or replacing a burned-out lightbulb are just a few of the tasks a day porter can help with.

Day porters also provide a visible cleaning presence throughout the workday. This helps reassure customers and tenants that you take their health and safety seriously and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure a clean and sanitary environment.

LOOKING FOR A QUALIFIED COMMERCIAL CLEANER?

Complete Care Maintenance provides professional multi-tenant office building cleaning services in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. With over five decades of industry experience, we can manage office and facility cleaning at scale. Let us help you build stronger relationships with your tenants through professional cleaning services.

10 Aug 2022
medical facility cleaning

6 BENEFITS OF HIRING A MEDICAL FACILITY CLEANING SERVICE

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Like any office environment, medical offices need to be kept clean and sanitary.  Unlike the typical office environment, medical offices are regularly visited by individuals who are already sick. This coupled with the fact that medical facilities are held to a higher standard of cleanliness means that these facilities need a more regular and thorough cleaning.

This is just one of the many reasons that medical offices outsource their cleaning to a medical facility cleaning service. There are many other reasons as well. Some you may not have considered.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Every place of business wants to make a great first impression and a clean and sanitary office environment goes a long way toward achieving that goal. Professional cleaning companies understand the value of a great first impression too and they key in on those areas that need the most attention.

Entryways, windows, and doors are all areas that fall into the ‘first impression’ category. Reception areas, waiting rooms, and restrooms are also on the list. These are the areas that patients are sure to visit and ensuring that they are clean and sanitary is key to making a great first impression.

INFECTION CONTROL

If there is one thing that is always top of mind in a medical environment, it is infection control. Ensuring that the spread of germs and bacteria is mitigated throughout your facility is vital to the health and safety of both patients and staff.

Professional medical facility cleaning crews are trained in infection control protocols. They understand the difference between cleaning and disinfecting, the importance of dwell times, how to avoid cross-contamination, and where and how germs are spread in an office environment.

PATIENT AND STAFF SAFETY

In addition to infection control protocols, a professional cleaning staff promotes a safer medical office environment in other ways too. Reducing clutter, cleaning up spills, and alerting management to unsafe conditions are all part of creating a safe environment.

It should be noted that professional cleaning crews are also well-versed in OSHA compliance, HIPPA regulations, sharps handling, biological waste removal, and blood Bourne pathogen protocols. This kind of knowledge and experience is not something you receive from a typical cleaning service.

IMPROVED AIR QUALITY

Indoor air can be up to five times more contaminated than outdoor air. The effects of poor indoor air quality are particularly dangerous for individuals with respiratory illness, the young, the elderly, and those with ailments that are already taxing their immune systems. These individuals likely make up the vast majority of your patient population.

It is not just patients that are adversely impacted by poor indoor air quality. You and your staff are as well, even if you do not notice it. Better indoor air quality has been associated with increased productivity, clarity of thought, and reduced absenteeism.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

When you outsource your medical facility cleaning to a professional cleaning service they have both motive and obligation to assure quality cleaning services. After all, if they do a poor job, you will find someone else. On the other hand, if they perform above and beyond your expectations, they will have earned a satisfied customer.

Well-organized and experienced medical facility cleaning companies understand the need for quality assurance. They train their staff, employ quality control policies and procedures, and provide supervisory oversight.

CONSISTENCY

Experienced commercial cleaning providers have developed cleaning protocols and training programs to help ensure both quality control and consistency. When a cleaning crew visits your office, they already have a cleaning plan in place. They already know how they are going to clean your facility most efficiently and effectively.

Every time that they enter your facility, they follow the same protocols and same procedures. This ensures that everything gets cleaned properly and that no area of your facility is overlooked. It also ensures a consistent clean that you can count on.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR MEDICAL FACILITY CLEANING?

Complete Care Maintenance has been providing medical facility cleaning services in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for more than two decades. We can provide you with all the benefits listed above and more! Call or contact us today to learn more.

20 Jul 2022
restroom cleaning

HOW PROFESSIONAL CLEANERS CLEAN COMMERCIAL RESTROOMS

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Large commercial restrooms can be challenging spaces to clean. These facilities often include multiple stalls, urinals, and sinks. They typically have large expanses of hard flooring, multiple mirrors, dispensers, and sanitary bins. Not to mention, in large commercial buildings there is typically more than one restroom. There is the men’s restroom, the women’s restroom, and often a family restroom as well. Some large commercial buildings even have restrooms on multiple floors. This is why most large commercial facilities rely on professionals to clean and maintain their restrooms.

SO, HOW DO COMMERCIAL CLEANERS TACKLE THIS DIFFICULT TASK?

Highly qualified commercial cleaning companies understand the values of clean restrooms. They understand that a clean restroom makes a good impression on staff and visitors, reduces the spread of germs, and makes for a much more hygienic workplace. The value of a clean restroom can not be overstated.

It is for this reason that commercial cleaning companies have very strict protocols and procedures in place when it comes to cleaning restrooms. 

THEY COME PREPARED

Commercial cleaners come prepared when cleaning commercial restrooms. They are equipped with all the requisite cleaning and disinfecting solutions, micro-fiber cleaning cloths and mops, paper towels, toilet brushes, pumice stones, etc. They also bring any items necessary to restock the facility restrooms. These might include toilet paper rolls, soap dispenser refills, sanitary products, urinal cakes, and air fresheners.

PROVEN CLEANING PROTOCOLS

For the experienced commercial cleaning crew, restroom cleaning is a methodical, well-practiced task. They have been trained to manage the cleaning in such a way as to reduce cross-contamination, eliminate waste, and clean in an efficient and productive manner.

TOP-DOWN CLEANING

A typical restroom cleaning protocol will involve an ordered process that starts with dusting and cleaning above the floor surfaces such as doors, bathroom walls,  stall walls, mirrors, dispensers, and hand dryers. This top-to-bottom approach helps ensure that lower areas of the room are not inadvertently dirtied later in the process.

DISPENSER REFILLS

As dispensers are being cleaned they are also refilled with the appropriate products. This ensures that the cleaning crew does not contaminate the dispensers after they have been cleaned.

PRE-CLEANING TOILETS AND URINALS

Toilets and urinals are pre-cleaned by removing any debris in and around the fixtures, placing urinal strainers in a disinfecting bath, and replacing urinal cakes.

CLEANING AND DISINFECTING HIGH-TOUCH SURFACES

In order to disinfect any surface, it must first be cleaned. All high-touch surfaces should be cleaned to prepare them for the disinfecting process. High-touch surfaces include light switches, door handles, faucets, sinks, countertops, urinals, and toilets, Once cleaned a disinfectant is applied to these surfaces and allowed to dwell.

Once the appropriate dwell time has elapsed these surfaces will be wiped down to remove the residual disinfecting solution. Mirrors and metal fixtures can then be polished with an appropriate cleaning agent.

Each type of surface should have a designated cleaning cloth. You don’t want to wipe down sinks and countertops with the same cloth used to wipe down a toilet.

Once the cleaning and disinfecting process is complete, urinal and toilet strainers and cakes can be replaced.

SWEEP AND MOP THE FLOORS

At this point, the cleaning process has worked its way down to the floor. The floors should be swept to remove any dust or debris and then thoroughly mopped with a micro-fiber mop and appropriate cleaning solution.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR COMMERCIAL RESTROOM CLEANING?

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