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. First impressions are everything, and you don’t want your commercial building getting a bad reputation and leaving a negative impression based solely on its restroom’s appearance.
Your business works hard to provide quality products and/or services, and a dirty and smelly restroom should not be the first or last thing left on your guest’s and customer’s mind. Stop negative impressions before they have a chance to form by hiring a professional cleaning service like Service America. We can perform a consistent restroom cleaning procedure, increase restroom cleanliness, boost customer satisfaction, and improve your facility’s image with our detailed restroom cleaning procedure.
Step 1: Pre-Clean Toilets and Urinals
Toilets are the biggest pain point of restrooms, therefor we begin our commercial restroom cleaning services by removing any debris from in and around the toilet and urinals. We flush all toilets to ensure they are cleaner and working properly and w remove all visible soils with a multi-purpose cleaner and/or disinfectant. We also pretreat the toilet exterior and allow solutions to stand for the recommended dwell time – the time needed for the disinfectant to kill organisms on the surface.
Step 2: Clean and Disinfect
Our second order of business is to apply cleaner/disinfectant to all high-touch point areas including:
We move on to the next steps and allow the solution to sit on the surface for the recommended dwell time. Note that cleaning and disinfecting are two different procedures which should be completed to effective kill and remove germs from surfaces.
Step 3: Apply Bowl Treatment
Once toilets have been pre-treated and disinfected, we flush and use bowl brushes to force water over the trap to remove excess water. We apply bowl cleaner – either acid or non-acid - to the inside of the toilet bowl, starting as close to the rim as possible. The cleaner will remain on the bowl for the recommended dwell time.
If toilet maintenance has not been performed in an extended period of time or there is a buildup, the bowl cleaner may need to dwell for a while.
Step 4: Dust, Polish, and Glass Cleaning
As solutions and disinfectant dwell, we work from top to bottom, dusting the above-the-floor surfaces. After the above-the-floor surfaces have been dusted, we dust mop or sweep the floor ensuring all debris and soils are removed so that a wet mop can be properly used. Dry any metal surfaces that were disinfected will be polished avoid potential buildup. While glass surfaces and mirrors will be wiped with glass cleaners.
Step 5: Wash Walls and Stalls and Clean Floor Drains
Our cleaning professionals at Service America will spot clean bathroom walls and stalls to remove visible soils. We will also ensure floor drains are clean and clear. There are two types of drain openers, acid and enzyme.
Acid drain openers typically use sulfuric acid to dissolve blockages and unclog drains. They are harsh in nature and should only be used periodically. Acid drain openers should not be used in facilities that have septic tanks. Certain chemicals in acid drain openers can slow or stop the normal activity in a septic tank system.
Enzyme drain openers are safer and less harmful. Enzyme drain openers can be used for daily maintenance to prevent drains from clogging in the first place. They are safe to be used in facilities that have septic tanks.
As a custom-tailored cleaning service that helps take businesses to the next level, Service America professionals follow these steps and more to ensure your commercial restroom cleaning leads to a more hygienic restroom that will leaving a great first impression. Request you free, no obligation quote today online and learn more about our janitorial cleaning services.