HOW PROFESSIONAL CLEANERS CLEAN COMMERCIAL RESTROOMS
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.
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.
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.
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