If you are a Pittsburgh company manager or owner, here is the ultimate cleaning checklist for your commercial restroom, which should always be performed in tandem with ongoing professional restroom hygiene services! Read on or call Enviro-Master today and let us ensure that your bathrooms are always hygienically clean!
The Importance Of A Clean Commercial Restroom
The responsibility for maintaining a commercial restroom is enormous, as there is no public space more vulnerable to the aggregation of infectious pathogens, bacteria and germs that are known to infect such environments.
They can be anywhere, and they live inside restroom fixtures, which because they may appear to be clean, are often overlooked by a cleaning staff. This is why they often go unnoticed and multiply many times over.
This, compounded by the fact that a single toilet flush can spread millions of particles containing dangerous bacteria as far as 20 feet in the air, makes Enviro-Master Pittsburgh the people to call so they can begin their job cleaning your company bathroom after the janitorial staff goes home.
Even with professional help, a checklist is vital when its comes to maintaining the cleanliness of company bathrooms because there is always something that can be forgotten or missed.
An effective cleaning list will be broken into three specific categories; namely, daily weekly and monthly tasks.
What Are The Items Found On A Checklist?
These tasks include: wiping down fixtures, counters and sinks; drying shower walls and doors to prevent the build up of scum and water spotting; hanging up damp towels and bathmats so they will dry quickly, which will prevent the growth of mildew and changing hand towels towels daily.
1. Begin At The Top Of The Room And Work Down
The bathroom floor should be last so that drips or messes incurred while cleaning can be captured. Read the directions on all bathroom cleaning products as most need about five minutes to work. Spray particles will begin to loosen, making the dirt easy to scrub away.
2. Wash Towels and Bathmats
Gather and wash all towels, washcloths, hand towels, and bath mats. Smaller throw rugs should be taken outside to shake out hair and dust. If they are washable, allow then to air-dry, which will prevent damage to the rubber backing.
3. Clean and Disinfect the Toilet
After applying a bowl cleaner supplied by Enviro-Master, close the lids of company toilets to allow time for it to work. Wipe down the exterior of the fixtures with a disinfectant wipe or with a sponge and multi-purpose bathroom cleaner. Finally, scrub the interior of all of the bowls, including under the rim and then flush.
4. Clean the Shower or Tub
If a company bathroom has a shower or tub, it should be thoroughly cleaned weekly to remove soap scum and any mildew that might have formed on surfaces. The same Enviro-Master products that clean the shower can be used on a tub. A damp cloth can wipe down surfaces on a shower curtain.
5. Clean the Sinks and Counters
Doing this effectively means removing everything from the top of the sinks and counters. An all-purpose bathroom cleaner is very effective in removing dried-on cosmetics, toothpaste, and grime from every surface.
6. Wipe Down Light Switches, Cabinet Handles, and Door Handles
These surfaces are webs for smudges and grime.Cabinet hardware and door handles, which are touched bye everyone who enters the bathroom, can be breeding grounds for germs and bacteria. The company janitorial staff should clean each area well with a disinfecting wipe or cleaner.
7. Clean Mirrors
A commercial glass cleaner or spray or some distilled white vinegar can help to. maintain mirrors in between visits from Enviro Master. Rub with a microfiber cloth to prevent streaks and dust residue.
1. Dust Door Jambs, Window Ledges, and Baseboards
Cleaning staff should seek out any spots that can collect dust, as grooming items like hair spray can cause surfaces to become sticky and attract still more dust.
2. Clean Ventilation Fan Cover and Light Fixtures
Remove the vent cover with a screwdriver and then soak it in the sink with hot water and a little dishwashing liquid for about 10 minutes. Wipe away grime with a soft cloth or scrub brush. and then dry completely and reassemble. If vent is not removable, clean with a vacuum’s upholstery attachment. Check light fixtures for dead insects, dust and burnt out bulbs.
3. Clean Out Drawers, Vanity Cabinets, and Medicine Storage
This requires a search and destroy mission for expired products that should be thrown out. Perhaps more applicable as a home bathroom list item, it can also concern small company bathrooms. Sort towels and other linens and maintain an ongoing list of what needs to be replaced.
4. Clean a Clogged Shower Head
This should be done if the water flow is weak or if the shower head is sputtering. Some distilled white vinegar is the simplest way to remove mineral deposits and soap scum.
5. Clean the Trash Can
The bottom of a trash can be a haven for bacteria especially if a liner isn’t used. Use hot water, a multi-purpose cleaner, and a scrub brush to do a good job.
6. Wash the Shower Curtain And Clean Window Treatments
The plastic liner should be washed monthly and curtains, shades, or blinds should also be cleaned to remove dust and any stains.
7. Do a Quick Inspection
Take time to carefully look under the sink and around fixtures to catch any small leaks or drips. Inform Enviro-master technicians of possible trouble spots.
A Few Relevant Studies and Statistics
Since the 1960s, an entire field of science has been devoted to understanding the impact of bathroom bacteria.
A study published in “Applied and Environmental Microbiology” indicated that genetic traces of more than 77,000 distinct types of bacteria and viruses were present in public bathrooms.
According to researchers studying restrooms at San Diego State University, California, within one hour of cleaning and disinfecting, bathrooms were completely re-contaminated with microbes and fecal bacteria.
Recontamination highlights the ongoing need for facilities to establish and maintain restroom check lists.
The Benefits of Enviro-Master’s Restroom Hygiene Service
We are fully equipped to handle restrooms of any size in almost any industry, and we promise every company we service a reduction in bacteria and viruses which improve employee rates of absenteeism; a reduction of malodors; the weekly refill of hand soap and dispensers and ambient air-care products and maintenance at no additional cost and the elimination of additional janitorial supplies.
Our technicians use powerful cleaning agents that have undergone rigorous scientific testing concerning their ability to treat the level of dangerous pathogens present in Pittsburgh company bathrooms.
Why Choose Enviro-Master’s Restroom Cleaning Services?
We are a company that understands the need for both a commitment to cleanliness and affordable solutions.
Maintaining safe and sanitary restrooms is all we do, and we have built their commercial cleaning service from the ground up, providing and servicing everything necessary for the healthy operation of a commercial restroom.
This reduces the need to purchase large quantities of products and cleaning supplies, and saves money.
We work with a company’s janitorial services to ensure that a facility is always clean in between their visits.
Our incredibly potent cleaning products are all laced with Metazene, a colorless neutralizer like no other that destroys malodors on a molecular level, eradicating them forever.
According to Charles Gerber, PHD, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona: “When we tested the effectiveness of Enviro-Master’s restroom and hygiene services in the restroom, our studies found that a 99% reduction in bacteria, which therefore reduces the risk of a person getting ill to one in a million.
Our services have a significant impact on reducing exposure to germs.”
If you are a Pittsburgh company manager or owner, call Enviro-Master today and let us ensure that your bathrooms will always reflect love and care, and shine for all visitors and employees.
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