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.
If you were to conduct a survey amongst homeowners, housekeepers and janitorial workers alike, asking them which room they least prefer to clean. The most common answer would be cleaning the bathroom.
Here at ECS Commercial Cleaning, we provide professional cleaning services to washroom facilities in London and the surrounding areas. Our team of experts understand the fundamentals of bathroom cleaning and as a result, we’re offering some top tips to clean your bathroom the right way.
Why is Cleaning the Bathroom so Difficult?
Taking the time to remove grime from the side of the bath and grouting, descaling the toilets and wiping down every touchable surface takes time and vigorous effort. This is why so many of us persist on putting off that dreaded bathroom cleanse.
Here are some helpful, stress-reducing tips to make bathroom cleaning that little bit easier.
Remove Items From Their Usual Spot
Here is a major stress-inducer, imagine going to wipe down a bathroom surface and dragging off a family of shampoo bottles that crash onto the floor, spilling out their contents in the process. As well as boiling blood, you’ve now got extra spillage to clean up.
We recommend moving your toiletries and storage holders aside before you start to clean, any towels and rugs as well as any waste bins. This way you’ll be able to effectively clean the entirety of the bathroom.
Dust and Sweep
To effectively remove the dust from your bathroom, you’ll need to start off by using your manual tools. Use a duster and a sweeping brush to tackle the initial layer of dust and then follow up with a thorough vacuum to remove any stagnant mounds that your brush or duster fails to remove.
Failing to tackle your dust problem can lead to a variety of health and respiratory problems. You can read all about the harmful subsidiaries here. Alternatively, you can take the World Health Organisation’s advice on wellbeing in dusty environments.
Cleaning the Bath and Shower
While it might seem like an obvious statement, we realise that most people regularly clean their washing facilities but are you using the correct cleaning products?
Showers and baths with a heavy limescale and grime build up will need a heavy-duty acid cleaner to tackle tough stains. Allow the cleaner to soak for a while before returning to rinse it off, which should provide sparking results.
Make sure you clean the shower curtain too.
Scrub Your Surfaces
Make sure you’ve got a good quality all-purpose cleaner on-hand for this task, along with a microfiber cloth for the best results. Use the cleaner and the cloth to wipe down each surface in your bathroom, including the flush handle on the toilet, taps, shelves, baseboards, doors, blinds and window sills. Working in sections might help you better delegate your tasks.
Cleaning the Toilet
Your toilet is without a doubt one of the dirtiest items in your household so it will need a vigorous clean. Using a high grade toilet cleaner and a strong toilet brush, ensure you scrub the interior of the toilet in its entirety, this means down the back of the bowl and in each of its crevices.
Doubling up with a pair of rubber cleaning gloves will ensure that you stay protected from any germs and microbes.
Mopping the Floor
After a thorough sweep and ensuring that you’ve vacuumed all the surface dust away, it’s time to mop. Start by filling a bucket full of boiling water and follow up by pouring in some sanitiser or other appropriate disinfectant. Allow the mop to sit in the water in order for it to absorb the cleaning substance before mopping. Rinse thoroughly and repeat until the suds have dissolved completely.
You can choose to leave the floor to dry or to prevent any slips, you can wring the mop and use it to dry the floor.
With the information provided in this article, you should be able to enhance our bathroom and washroom cleaning procedures, whether that is in a business or residential setting.
If you require further information on washroom cleaning or office cleaning services in London then don’t hesitate to contact one of our representatives.
With every commercial complex building comes a set of public bathrooms, known as washrooms, that are frequented by numerous members of the public daily. They can be a breeding ground for bacteria if not cleaned properly and therefore need the utmost care and attention. By looking to hire commercial cleaning services, you’re providing a deep clean to these areas; ensuring the safety of the public. That’s where washroom cleaning services come in.
Here at ECS commercial cleaning in London, we’re dedicated to providing a reliable contract cleaning service you can trust. Our cleaning operatives are fully trained and equipped with industry-standard equipment and cleaning products, with our services coming highly recommended. Are you looking to hire a new deep cleaning service for the washrooms in your facility? Read our article below to see how we can help you.
Scheduled Washroom Cleaning
With all public bathrooms in commercial spaces, you need to have a strict cleaning schedule that must be religiously adhered to. Most of the time, washrooms in facilities such as shopping malls, restaurants and cinemas are checked hourly, ensuring the health and safety of both the public and staff. By sticking to a schedule, and making it visible to the public; you’re making it clear that you’re dedicated to their health, and keeping them safe.
Here at ECS commercial cleaning services in London, we utilise environmentally friendly cleaning products to keep the surrounding areas safe as well as the public. Our washroom services include floor and surface sanitisation, mirror cleaning and garbage disposal, all completed to a high standard. You can read more about our deep cleaning services in washrooms here.
Tools and Equipment
Pretty much all surfaces in washrooms need to be deeply cleaned and sanitised. Toilets, sinks and floors all need to be cleaned professionally to provide the safest environment possible. By using industrial cleaning equipment and products to provide these cleans, you’re leaving the space feeling and looking healthy, giving the public peace of mind.
Here at ECS, our staff are fully trained and qualified to provide a great service to all kinds of spaces. From GP and hospital sanitisation to office cleaning in London; we have specialist skills and equipment tailored to specific spaces. We can provide bespoke cleans to all areas and locations. To find out more about the services we provide, please visit us here.
A Clean to be Proud Of
At ECS commercial cleaning services, we know how important reputation can be. Therefore, we make it our mission to provide high-quality cleaning services to all areas and businesses. Whether you require carpet cleaning in your own home, or full-scale office cleaning in London and the surrounding areas, we’re here to help. We can even provide bespoke services to your space if there are any particular rooms you would like us to avoid.
When it comes to deep cleaning, all spaces need the love and attention that comes with a thorough cleaning service. However, some spaces need a particular kind of clean; usually due to their need for proper sanitation and exposure to the public. With this in mind, it’s important to recruit qualified cleaning operatives to perform a high-standard job. That’s where ECS commercial cleaning services in London come in.
With services including office cleaning services and hospital sanitisation; our fully trained staff are on hand to provide you with a thorough deep clean. We use only the best cleaning products and industry-standard equipment to ensure your space is free of microbes and bacteria. Read our article below to see which particular spaces need specialist cleaning, and why.
Hospitals and GP Surgeries
It probably comes as no surprise that surgeries and healthcare facilities need the utmost care and attention when being cleaned. High-standard disinfectants and bleach are necessary for ensuring a high-quality deep cleaning service. It’s not just hospital rooms and surgeries that need extra attention; all areas of a hospital, whether it be hallways or dining areas, need deep cleans due to the amount of bacteria and microbes coming in and out of the building.
In order to ensure the safety of patients and the public alike, you need to recruit professional cleaners who are fully experienced in handling healthcare facilities and will protect everyone in the building. Here at ECS commercial cleaning in London, our fantastic cleaners are fully trained and qualified to handle all kinds of spaces and only use the very best products and equipment. We will be discreet and professional when deep cleaning your space, and will always keep patient, staff and public safety as our main priority.
Washrooms apply to any public space where you can use washing and toilet facilities. These can be found in restaurants, shopping malls plus a range of other public spaces. Washrooms are used daily by hundreds of people, making them highly susceptible to germs and bacteria. Therefore, they need a rigorous cleaning regime throughout the day in order to keep them as safe as possible. Particular attention needs to be paid to sinks and toilets due to the amount of contact they receive.
Here at ECS commercial cleaning services in London; we cater to all spaces and apply only the very best techniques and methods to ensure a thorough deep clean. Our use of electrostatic deep clean machines means we can tackle viruses in 2 minutes or less, keeping your space as safe as possible. We can operate around your schedule and can draft up bespoke plans for all the services you require. You can read our previous article concerning our electrostatic machines here.
Bespoke Areas in Commercial Spaces
All commercial spaces, whether they be offices or hotels, need general cleaning to appear healthy and safe for the public to gather in. However, there are certain areas of these spaces that need extra attention, known as ‘high traffic areas’. These are specific points that receive more contact than others, such as door handles, taps and communal appliances such as kettles and microwaves. If forgotten about or left alone, these appliances could spread illnesses a lot quicker.
Specialist Cleaning Services in London
Here at ECS, we offer commercial and office cleaning in London, and can apply our deep cleaning services to bespoke areas of your choice. Whether you need thorough carpet cleaning or you need domestic cleaning services; we’re on hand to assist you and your space. We can operate at a time most convenient to you; allowing you to work in peace and in the knowledge that your space is sanitised and safe.
If you would like to know more about our specialist cleaning services in London, or you wish to book a service, please contact us today.