The cleanliness of your company bathroom has a significant impact on the health and safety of your staff, not to mention the impression you make on current and potential customers. If your restroom lacks basic amenities and appears unclean, you will be judged by your customers and your staff will be frustrated. In fact, even minor oversights in restroom cleanliness can leave people unimpressed – sticky floors, unflushed toilets, and overfilled waste bins can contribute to negative associations with your...
The cleanliness of your company bathroom has a significant impact on the health and safety of your staff, not to mention the impression you make on current and potential customers. If your restroom lacks basic amenities and appears unclean, you will be judged by your customers and your staff will be frustrated. In fact, even minor oversights in restroom cleanliness can leave people unimpressed – sticky floors, unflushed toilets, and overfilled waste bins can contribute to negative associations with your business. With that in mind, many companies hire professional cleaners to ensure washrooms and other areas in commercial and industrial properties are well-maintained. Whether you’re hiring professional cleaners or managing in-house cleaning staff, this restroom cleaning checklist will ensure your restrooms are in good condition and staff and customers are happy.
Before we even begin to discuss cleaning tasks, remember that your bathroom must be well-stocked with certain amenities.
Daily checks for the following amenities are always recommended:
- Ensure toilet rolls are regularly replaced and that extra paper is always on hand. Restock toilet paper dispenser before they’re empty.
- Ensure paper towels or drying devices are stocked and/or operational. Also be sure to keep extra on hand, and once again – restock before dispensers are empty.
- Check and refill soap dispensers regularly so they’re never empty.
- In women’s washrooms, ensure feminine hygiene vending machines are well-stocked…or really impress staff and customers and provide these items free of charge!
Restroom cleaning is a daily task, but some items need to be attended to more frequently than others. In fact, some cleaning duties should ideally be done more than once per day, especially in high traffic restrooms.
Some of those daily tasks include:
- Wiping countertops so they are dry and free of debris. Consider having bathroom attendants monitor countertops more regularly and wiping them as necessary throughout the day.
- Empty waste bins when they are full – usually this can be done at the end of the day, but more frequent removal might be required so consider the volume of traffic in your washroom.
- Clean and disinfect toilets and urinals and consider having your bathroom attendants check for toilets that need to be flushed throughout the day.
- Sweep and spot clean floors and take care to dry any wet spots on the floor.
When it comes to a weekly restroom cleaning checklist, consider the following:
- Dust restroom surfaces and vents to maintain air quality.
- Disinfect restroom surfaces including doors, fixtures, and countertops/cabinets.
- Clean and disinfect the inside and outside of toilets and urinals.
- Wipe and polish faucets or other metallic surfaces.
- Clean mirrors at least weekly, but depending on the traffic in your restroom you may choose to clean mirrors more frequently.
- Scrub sinks, countertops, floors, and tiles to maintain cleanliness.
- Sweep and mop floors with disinfectant.
Finally, some deeper cleaning tasks will need to be completed less regularly, sometimes once every couple of months depending on traffic in your restroom. Some of these tasks include:
- Cleansing sinks and toilets to remove any water stains.
- Thoroughly cleaning tiles and grout.
- Washing walls and areas behind fixtures.
- Removing calcium buildup from faucets and fixtures.
- Drain cleaning, including floor drains.