Restrooms usually take up 5% of facility square footage and contain 20% of the soil but are the source of over 80% of maintenance complaints.
A clean-looking restroom is a key factor in the image and reputation of your facility. A sanitary restroom is vital to the health and well-being of everyone who visits it. By design and function, many surfaces in the restroom collect soils and germs that need to be controlled. Due to the array of surfaces, the range of soils encountered, and the levels of clean to be achieved, you need a maintenance program that encompasses several different cleaning methods.
A restroom can look clean but still be the home for dangerous germs. Your cleaning program needs to control these germs before they can harm the user, or before they can be transported outside the restroom walls. You need to have the right tools for the job, restroom cleaners come in many formulations and are designed to fit the surface being cleaned and the application.
Typical restroom products include:
- General purpose cleaners
- Disinfectant cleaners
- Toilet bowl cleaners
- Glass cleaners
- Floor cleaners
- Specialty cleaners, such as lime and scale removers.
It’s important to do things the right way, these carefully formulated products have a strong effect only when used at the right concentration, on the right surfaces, in combination with the proper protocol. It takes more than cleaning to create a healthy, hygienic restroom. A healthy, hygienic restroom is also one in which the plumbing works, the fixtures are efficient, the dispensers and vending machines are kept supplied. A quality checklist will help you realize your restroom meets the high standards you want to project for your facility.
Don’t play Chemist. Mixing cleaning chemicals containing bleach for example, with other cleaning products may create a dangerous chlorine gas. Become familiar with a product’s directions and SDS before use. Follow its instruction and heed the warnings.
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