The average business contains commercial washroom takes up an around 5% of the space, but contain 20% of the bacteria and make up around 80% of building complaints.
A dirty business leaves a distasteful impression in the mouths of customers that have to come into contact with such poor standards. Plus, there are so many things you want your customers to remember about your company, a filthy commercial washroom is not on that list.
Here are some helpful steps the we use here at ECS Commercial Cleaning to revitalise commercial washrooms, helping our clients create a clean and safe environment for all their customers
1. Always Protect Yourself When Cleaning a Commercial Washroom
Begin by equipping yourself with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE). Gloves are the most essential item on the list as they not only protect your hands from bacteria, but from harsh cleaning materials such as bleach.
If you’re working with vertical surfaces such as shower walls or mirrors or using a product that propels droplets of chemical substance, you might want to wear goggles.
2. Announce Yourself Before Cleaning a Commercial Washroom
When you’re entering a washroom to start cleaning, it is important that you make any inhabitants aware of your presence.
Sometimes going around your commercial washroom and knocking on restroom doors is the best way to go about it.
Once you have deciphered if the restroom is empty, block the entry to the washroom using signage to notify that cleaning is in progress.
3. Pre-Clean Urinals and Toilets with Disinfectant
Clear any debris from In and around your washroom toilets and urinals, ensuring that urinal strainers or ‘blocks’ are submerged in a bucket of disinfectant.
All toilets need to be pretreated, including the exterior, and then left to dwell in the chemical solution so that there has been enough time for the bacteria to be removed.
4. Sanitise and Disinfect
Areas that come into direct and frequent contact such as: toilets, urinals, sinks, dispensers and door handles will all need to be sanitised and disinfected.
Be sure to leave the cleaning solution on each surface in order for it to be effective against germs and bacteria.
Both cleaning and disinfecting should be ket as two separate processes which are essential to the killing of germs and the removal of bacteria from washroom surfaces.
Dust is a prime contributor towards allergies and cold-like symptoms. It is essential that proper dust removal techniques are carried out.
Working from top to bottom, dust each surface thoroughly. After the above-floor surfaces have been catered to, you must dust mop or sweep the floor of any remaining dust particles.
Most thorough cleans are conducted by dusting from the innermost corner to the door so that no spots are missed.