Maintaining a clean restroom is crucial in preventing the spread of microorganisms, bacteria, viruses and pathogens. While it’s essential to practice good workplace hygiene in all areas, it’s vital that restroom cleaning procedures are followed in order to promote good health and safety in your establishment.
At Cleanology, we’re experts in providing superior office and commercial restroom cleaning services. Here, we offer our expert guide to office restroom cleaning, from creating a daily restroom cleaning log, to choosing the best tools for the job.
Restroom Cleaning Log Sheet
When it comes to restroom cleaning, consistency is key. The restroom is one of the most used areas in offices and commercial spaces, therefore it needs to be cleaned regularly. Creating a daily restroom cleaning log sheet will ensure all tasks are completed, with accountability given to all those responsible for ensuring your office restroom is kept squeaky clean!
Top Tip: Determine how often your restroom needs to be cleaned by the number of people who use it. For example, a business with a handful of office staff can deep clean the restrooms once or twice a week.
Don’t Be Fooled!
It’s easy to make a restroom appear clean, but unpleasant smells will always give the game away in the end. Masking odours with perfume fragrances is merely a short term solution and can trigger health problems such as asthma, so should be avoided at all costs.
Top Tip: Say no to smelly bins! Freshen the inside of your bin with bicarbonate of soda, then spray with disinfectant and wipe dry to minimise bin odours.
The only way to get rid of bad smells is by killing bacteria. If your restroom smells unpleasant right after cleaning, it’s likely due to the odour-causing bacteria found on restroom floors. Wet vacuuming restroom floors from front to rear will fully remove dangerous soils and odour-causing bacteria, it will also leave office restroom floors dry and instantly ready to use.
At Cleanology, we know a healthy office environment promotes the right message for your business to everyone who steps through the door. Investing in our professional office cleaning services will limit illness caused by bacteria found in restrooms. To learn more about the expert cleaning services we offer, call us on 020 8038 4648, and speak to a member of our team today.
Restroom Cleaning Tools
Carrying out restroom cleaning procedures on a regular basis will not only prolong the life of your restroom facilities, but will also aid drainage, remove ingrained stains, reduce infection risks and help create a hygienic and pleasant environment. Using the right restroom cleaning tools is crucial in ensuring a job is completed to the highest of standards.
As a rule of thumb, it’s a bad idea to use restroom cleaning equipment throughout your facility. While it may seem efficient to transport cleaning tools around with you, it can lead to cross-contamination. For example, if you use a cleaning cloth to wipe down a toilet that has been exposed to norovirus, and then use the same cloth to wipe down restroom sinks, you’re spreading the virus around your establishment, defeating the point of following strict restroom cleaning procedures in the first place!
For obvious reasons, restroom toilets are one of the most germ-ridden areas, so, for this reason, it’s crucial that your toilets are sanitised regularly.
This can be done simply by using a toilet brush to clean the bowl, seat and surrounding area. It’s also essential to use a disinfectant that is effective against bacteria, and viruses such as E. coli and hepatitis A.
Top Tip: When cleaning toilets, always look at the underside of the rims for visible bacteria growth. Also, use a black light to locate urine and faeces on walls and floors that can’t be seen with the naked eye.
Glass cleaner is a must when it comes to restroom cleaning for obvious reasons. Using a rag or paper towel to wipe glass surfaces in small circular motions will avoid streaks and ensure your restroom mirrors are left gleaming.
All-purpose disinfectant is a cleaner’s best friend, and never more so than in the restroom. All surfaces should be sprayed, scrubbed and wiped clean with disinfectant to ensure they’re left free of grime, stains and fingerprints.
Antibacterial wipes should also be used to disinfect commonly touched surfaces such as stall door handles, doorknobs, soap dispensers and light switches.
Other restroom cleaning supplies include gloves, mop buckets, bin bags and adequate soap and toilet roll to refill dispensers and holders. It is also important to display a wet floor sign when cleaning is being undertaken to prevent unnecessary accidents.
At Cleanology, we know keeping on top of restroom cleaning in a busy office or commercial establishment can be tricky, with so many tools and products needed to complete the job effectively, it can be hard to know where to begin. That’s why we’re passionate about delivering excellent services with good value for money that leave our clients completely satisfied with our work. If you would like to request a free cleaning service quote, you can do so by filling out an enquiry form here, and one of our friendly team members will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you’d like to learn more about the expert cleaning services we offer, call us on 020 8038 4648, and speak to a member of our team today!