Daily Restroom Cleaning is Key

 

The most important factor in maintaining clean and safe restrooms is daily cleaning. The procedures used every day, no matter how minor, can impact the overall condition of a restroom. Having a solid plan for daily restroom cleaning makes it much easier to provide quality service.

 


Daily Restroom Cleaning Procedures


There are several points to focus on when creating a daily restroom cleaning plan. Defining the methods and procedures should be the first step. Standardizing the methods as much as possible makes staff training much easier. To do this, make a list of all of the tasks that are to be performed on a daily basis and outline the steps that it will take to accomplish them. Make sure to include the tools that are to be used as well. A well organized and well stocked janitorial cart a must for effective bathroom cleaning.

 


The Effects of Daily Restroom Cleaning


A great example of the impact of daily cleaning is one that I experienced myself years ago. There was one particular men’s restroom that always smelled bad. No matter who cleaned it or what tools and products were used, the odor would greet you at the door every time. After some inspection, I discovered a heavy build up under the rim of one of the urinals. We took the time to scrub, swab and eventually chisel out the mass that had built up. This, surprisingly, completely solved the odor problem.

 

I remember thinking to myself, “This buildup of dirt and bacteria didn’t just appear overnight. It was the result of no one cleaning under the rim for a very long time!” All it would have taken to avoid this issue would have been for someone to clean the area under the rim once a day. Something that simple would have had a major impact and would have prevented the long process of finding and fixing a difficult problem.

 

This story has always stuck with me as I have helped people create restroom cleanliness plans for clients. The seemingly small steps taken every day make a huge difference over the long haul.