The importance of a clean restroom cannot be overemphasized. Whether it’s a public or private restroom, cleanliness should be the topmost priority. If not, people will be exposed to all kinds of debilitating diseases. There are definitive ways to clean restrooms. You cannot ignore these methods or you and your family will be the only loser.
Consider this: a microbiologist, Dr. Charles Gerba of the University of Arizona, revealed in an article published in Washington Post, a fact that exposes the danger inside public restrooms. He claims that women’s purses are infected with fecal bacteria. Dr. Gerba believes that they got these dangerous germs from placing their purses on public restroom floors. If you don’t want to suffer the scourge of pathogenic germs and viruses, you need to consider this guide on cleaning restrooms.
Restroom Smell Doesn’t Always Determine Cleanliness
You can have a restroom that smells like it has taken a fresh bath. But it is only a cover masking the real condition of the place. This approach will make restrooms even more dangerous. People who will use that kind of restroom will think that it is clean so they can just touch the faucet, the countertop or anything they see inside and they will think that nothing wrong will happen. But this should not happen. When it’s dirty, it must smell dirty – unless you really clean the place and not just mask its odors.
Importance of Hygienic Floor
More often than not, if a restroom smells bad, blame it on a dirty and contaminated floor. Since the floor occupies the largest area in a restroom, it can house the most numbers of bacteria and viruses which cause the whole place to smell bad. Bacteria feed on human waste and urine droplets. They also cause discoloration of the floor. If they are allowed to stay long on the floor, don’t be surprised that the restroom will smell bad. It is a wonder why people are still using it. So, your first step is to thoroughly clean everything on the floor, not only the tiles, but the grout and other floor fixtures as well.
Cleaning Strategy for Restrooms
If you won’t organize your cleaning tasks, you will be wasting your time on inconsequential items. Organize a cleaning checklist and you will be able to clean the restroom in no time. Here is a sample checklist that you can follow:
- Organize a plan – this is your basic cleaning plan describing specific tasks and how often you need to do them.
- Train your staff – teach your staff to prioritize their cleaning tasks. Show them the how, why, where what and when of restroom cleaning.
- Clean from top to bottom – this is only logical because you don’t want to repeat what you have already done.
- Know when to deep clean and when to spot clean – deep cleaning is done after office hours when there’s no one using the restroom, while spot cleaning is accomplished when the restroom experiences very high traffic which is usually during office hours.
- Use the best tools you can afford – the proverb says the best way to get a job done is to use the best tool.
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