A bathroom is a place where growth and spread of bacteria and viruses take place. Whether it’s a home, workplace or a commercial building like a hospital or a shopping mall, it’s impossible to deny the importance of maintaining cleanliness. Despite being small and enclosed areas, they carry billions of pathogens that can be transmitted to other parts. Whether they left unattended to clean for longer durations or wrong cleaning practices, they can spread germs in the environment. That doesn’t mean you can skip making the one in your office. All you need is to design a thorough strategy to maintain the best hygiene in restrooms of commercial buildings. Whether you arrange a dedicated professional janitor or hired a professional agency to carry out this important task, follow these simple tips
Make a checklist
Making a crackdown checklist will ensure that you not only succeed in completion of all necessary tasks to maintain a good hygiene in the restrooms but also facilitate facility managers to schedule and complete tasks on time. Whether it’s about wiping a mirror and other surfaces with cleaners and disinfectants or it’s about refilling soap in dispensers and confirming the availability of other toiletries like toilet papers, paper towels and empty trash bins. A task list will guarantee all the tasks completion. You can always cross check in case of any problem.
Totally avoid cross-contamination
Cross contamination from the frequently touched objects like urinals, toilet seats, sink, faucets, door handles, flushing lever, counters, tissue rolls and soap dispensers is the major hazard associated with the restrooms of commercial buildings. In order to keep them germ-free, you have to include wiping these areas regularly with a quality disinfectant. Also, use separate mops and rug cleaners for the washroom. Avoid using them in other areas of the building.
Allow disinfectant to stay according to instructed time
Whatever product your janitor is using for bathroom cleaning, ensure to leave it on the surface as long as it is written on the container. After following this simple instruction you will efficiently achieve the desirable level of hygiene in washrooms. The Proper application followed with good wiping are good for best results. Don’t ignore the written instructions as they are not only necessary for good results but also to maximise the safety and effectiveness.
Hire professional agencies
Obviously, the housekeeping and in-house teams are trying hard to look after the hygiene and maintenance issues of bathrooms along with whole building; they still are not able to maintain the required level of sanitation. The primary reason for this can be the overburden of duties they are experiencing and lack of awareness with the tools and products purposefully made for these dirtiest enclosures. This makes it necessary to hire a team from a professional agency.
Make a detail plan
You might have decided to hire a professional team to take these responsibilities; still, you need to know the details of an action plan. Since the whole enclosure from toilet seats, faucets, sinks and walls have a strong potential to carry germs, ask your vendors to give a comprehensive plan to show how they will ensure to maintain the sanitation. The plan should not miss detail regular cleaning of toilets and urinals to keep them clean and fresh. Also, see how frequent sweeping and mopping of floors they have included in the task list. Did they mention cleaning the grout with cylindrical brush floor machine?
These are few simple steps you should follow to achieve high standards of bathroom cleaning in a commercial building.