Effective and Efficient Cleaning Tips for Commercial Toilets

Cleanliness of commercial restrooms plays a vital role – whether it is a small company with fewer employees or a large one having hundreds/thousands of employees. Study shows that in the average commercial facility, restrooms take up 5% of the space but contain 20% of the dirt and account for 80% of building complaints. So, you must keep commercial restroom cleaning as a top priority. Do it regularly to ensure the health of your employees, customers, and your business itself.

Let Xlent Cleaning provide you with these 10 effective bathroom cleaning tips for keeping your commercial restroom clean, shining, fresh, and free from germs.

Make sure you have the right chemicals and tools

For efficiency and quality, you must have proper and quality tools. Depending on your preference, you may choose to use different chemicals and disinfectants. Make sure to read manufacturers’ recommendations for diluting and use.

Employ safety measures

Before starting any cleaning task, apply proper cleaning procedures with the correct tools, cleaning supplies, and protective gear. Make sure your cleaning staff knows how to use the chemicals and equipment for the task(s). Provide them with the right personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect them from contact with the chemicals and other hazards.

Prepare the restroom for cleaning

Prepare your restroom for real cleaning – gather and make all the required cleaning equipment ready and dilute cleaning chemicals as per the manufacturer’s recommendations. Label all the rags and mops to avoid them being used in the wrong place/areas. Your cleaning staff should ensure no guests in the restrooms, keep a sign that states cleaning in progress or block the entrance of the restroom.

Remove dust from ceilings to the floor

Top to bottom restroom cleaning method results in faster and better cleaning. Remove the dust from ceilings and other surfaces like toilet roll holders, paper towel dispensers, partition tops with color-coded microfiber cloths.

Clean mirrors, sinks, and countertops

At first, clean mirrors or glass surfaces using a glass cleaner wiping from the bottom to top. You can feel safe and speed this task using a squeegee. Then, clean sinks and countertops using towels to remove dust. Disinfect inside the sink and external surfaces around it such as faucets and metal handles. And wipe them using a clean sponge.

Clean walls and fixtures, remove the spots

Restroom fixtures (doorknobs, sink handles) and walls can often be the germiest places. Spray disinfectant on all the surfaces and clean with towels. If you find any spots on the walls, switches, and floor, use spot cleaning to remove grim or stains using a disinfecta

Clean bowls/urinals

Apply toilet cleaner to the bowl and allow it to soak. Quickly swish the cleaner around the bowl with a brush. While the cleaner soaks in, spray the exterior of the toilet with disinfectant and clean properly. Once the exterior is clean, use a toilet brush to clean the bowl.

Clean the floor

When you come with all the cleanings, don’t forget to mop the restroom floor. Sweep/vacuum first and clean with a wet mop to disinfect. Start from the back of the restroom and finish to the front. Then left it to dry.

Freshen the air and put wet floor signs

Cleaning, chemicals, and disinfecting can spoil restroom freshness. Even it is cleaned correctly, it can smell bad and be offensive to the users. So, use bathroom freshers to restore the restroom freshness. Let your restroom surfaces dry, and do not get them dirty with footprints immediately after your hard job. Keep ‘wet floor’ signs at the entrances of the restrooms to ensure customers and employees don’t slip and fall.


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