More than any other area of your facility, your restroom leaves an impression on your employees and clients. A smelly, unkempt restroom sends an unprofessional message about your facility, but a spotless, fresh restroom signals care, responsibility and professionalism. To generate that kind of image about your facility, follow these four extra steps when cleaning restrooms.
1. Banish Odors
Offensive odors can make even the most spotless restroom seem filthy. Make sure that your cleaning staff is always using the correct restroom cleaners to eliminate the many different types of soil that can cause odors. The restroom should smell fresh and clean, which can be achieved by thorough cleaning of stalls, urinals and drains.
2. Clean Grout Lines
Dirty grout lines instantly put a damper on the appearance of the entire restroom. Depending on the stains that discolor them, grout may need to be scrubbed with a disinfectant or bleach mixture.
3. Rotate Chemicals
Odors often emanate from ceramic tile and grout, which is a porous sand. To better control odors, rotate cleaning chemicals to attack urine and regular soils. Using both at the same time can be a hazard, but rotating will ensure that your tile and grout are always protected from odor-causing soils.
4. Conduct Inspections Often
A restroom that is sparkling clean in the morning can be messy, smelly and unkempt by the afternoon. Make an inspection schedule for your janitorial staff to keep on top of restrooms throughout the day. Your staff should note paper supplies, odors, the condition of the floor and vandalism, addressing each concern immediately as it arises.