5 Essential Tips for Restroom Cleaning

All eyes are on cleaning services in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, making the conditions of your restrooms more important than ever. A majority of Americans say that frequent sanitizing and disinfection in restrooms makes them feel more self-assured, underscoring the importance of cleaning to make your employees and customers feel safe.

Restrooms in any facility tend to be high-traffic areas where germs can easily spread. In fact, 77,000 types of viruses and bacteria can be present in a single restroom, according to a study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Keeping your restrooms clean and hygienic is vital to reducing the spread of COVID and other illnesses. Follow these five tips to keep your restrooms sanitary:

Clean First, Then Disinfect

Cleaning before disinfecting is important because cleaning removes germs and dirt from surfaces. Disinfecting then inactivates or kills the germs. Follow the instructions on your product labels to ensure proper dwell times and dilutions for best results.

Clean More Often

Commit to cleaning your high-traffic restrooms more frequently. This can help reduce the spread of germs on toilet handles, handicap grab rails, faucets, doorknobs, dispensers and other objects.

Keep Cleaning Supplies Stocked

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Go Touchless

Touchless sanitizer, paper towel and soap dispensers can reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria. Consider replacing your air dryers with touches paper towel dispensers for the most hygienic option.

Use the Right Tools

Need to remove buildup that your brushes can’t easily reach? Try high-pressure cleaning to sanitize your restroom partitions, toilets, urinals and floors. This removes dirt and soils easily from hard-to-reach areas, and following with vacuum extraction can remove contaminate to prevent odors and reduce the risk of cross contamination.