It’s human nature to have to use the restroom throughout the day and situations arise where we have to answer nature’s call away from home. You may be out at a restaurant, concert, shopping or somewhere else where you have to use public facilities to handle your business. We expect those restrooms to be clean for our use so that way we can use the bathroom safely with peace of mind. Restrooms in general have some of the highest concentrations of bacteria found in any location. Contaminants such as E.coli, fecal bacteria, influenza, streptococcus, hepatitis, salmonella, shigella, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), norovirus and more are just some of the contaminants present in restrooms. In this blog, we will break down the areas that need attention when cleaning while also recommending our product picks to help you in your quest of getting those restrooms nice and clean!
Toilets & Urinals: When cleaning your toilets and urinals, be sure to treat the outside surfaces with a powerful disinfectant such as our In-Cide Disinfectant. Once that has been done, you can shift focus towards the inside of the toilets and urinals. Make sure you try to direct as much of the water as possible towards the bottom of the toilet or urinal so the water won’t interfere with your toilet cleaner cleaning the internal surface. Make sure to coat the inside of the porcelain as well as under the rim with toilet cleaner. Use a sturdy brush to scrub once the toilet cleaner has penetrated the grime inside the porcelain and then flush when finished. Make sure to wipe down any surrounding surface where the flushed water may have splashed in order to ensure proper cleaning. We recommend Safe-T-Bowl Non-Acid Bowl & Restroom Cleaner for this specific restroom task to clean as well as deodorize your toilets and urinals.
Drains & Pipes: Stubborn clogs can form in numerous areas in restrooms including in your sink, toilet, and even your shower. If ignored, these clogs can create costly problems down the line. We recommend using a powerful drain opener routinely in order to deal with existing clogs as well as on a routine basis to avoid future clogs. Clean Shot Crystal Drain Opener is a fast-acting formula that works well on virtually all small drains and once coupled with hot water, can work in 60 seconds to dissolve built-up grease, oils, hair, and soap scum.
Sinks, Countertops, & Mirrors: We’ve listed the vast number of bacteria quietly residing in restrooms earlier in this article. When cleaning areas such as sinks, countertops, doorknobs, and mirrors, you need a reliable disinfectant that can properly eradicate and disinfect each of these areas. We once again recommend In-Cide Disinfectant due to its ability to properly clean, disinfect, sanitize and eliminate 99.9% of bacteria. Cleaning these surfaces on a routine basis will help prevent the buildup of soap scum, rust, hard water minerals, and more on these surfaces.
Walls, Dividers, & Fixtures: Not every surface in restrooms have to be in direct physical contact to have bacteria present on them. Flushing can create significant amounts of airborne germs that can spread to walls, bathroom dividers, and fixtures as well. With that being said, you need a proven one-step disinfectant that performs phenomenally on all hard non-porous surfaces. Nutra-Max is not only a superb disinfectant but also acts as a fungicide, bactericide, sanitizer, and virucide which helps completely kill any unwanted germs in your restroom facilities.
Floors: Once you have attended to and cleaned all of the above surfaces, we finally direct our attention to the restroom floors. Restroom floors can accumulate plenty of filth stemming from toilet spillage, dirt from foot traffic, and more. When you’re reading to mop and restore those floors to their former glory, we recommend Active-Ate Floor Cleaner & Drain Maintainer. This specific product degrades organic soils built up over time leaving behind a flawless floor. Also, Active-Ate assists in drain maintenance once the job is done so you are being proactive in preventing drain clogs too.
Aside from the above steps, make sure you also routinely take out the trash, freshen the stagnant air regularly, refill soap, and refill paper products. Also, be sure to communicate to any potential visitors if the floor is wet or if anything in the restroom such as toilets or sinks is out of order to manage expectations accordingly. By following these steps and utilizing a routine schedule to stay on top of all these items, you are setting your restrooms up for success and creating a welcome environment for patrons to use your facilities.