Checklist for cleaning office washrooms
On an average workday, office washrooms are highly trafficked areas that see a lot of activity. Bathrooms need to smell, look, and feel clean in addition to actually being clean.
The office washroom cleaning industry needs to be on top of its game now more than ever.
Staff in areas such as washrooms where people return to the workplace must be kept safe. COVID is still present in society despite restrictions having been relaxed!
Checklists are extremely useful tools for commercial cleaning teams.
In addition to providing organisation, they enable adherence to defined processes. There is also a sense of responsibility there, where a checkmark appears next to each task, making the cleaner accountable for his work.
What makes an office washroom checklist good?
Checklist for cleaning the bathroom
We make lists specific to each client and every office so the washroom cleaning checklist will differ slightly.
Any checklist we create would be based on the following.
Include the following:
- Surfaces such as mirrors, sinks, and countertops must be cleaned
- Toilets and urinals must be cleaned
- Moreover, hand towels and hand dryers should be checked as well
- thoroughly. Make sure the soap dispensers are refilled.
- Clean the floors.
- Empty the trash cans.
Performing these tasks in any particular order is less important than actually doing them.
It’s natural to work in some washroom configurations, so go with the flow.
Mirrors, sinks, and surfaces should be cleaned
Bathrooms in offices typically have mirrors mounted on the wall and hard surfaces surrounding the sinks. Cleaning this area every day is important since dirt, water, debris, and bacteria build up here.
Make sure the drain is clear by wiping down all sinks and removing any spillages, dried soap or dirt.
Using an antibacterial or virucidal solution, wipe down the surfaces.
To use the antibacterial/virucidal cleaning product, first clean all dirt and debris from surfaces. Afterwards, you can give them a final cleaning with an antibacterial solution.
Toilets and urinals need to be cleaned
When it comes to cleaning an office washroom, cleaning the toilets and urinals is the most difficult and important part.
Staff need to feel confident about using toilets if they look, smell, and feel clean, so extra attention should be paid to their cleanliness.
In busier offices, we recommend cleaning toilets more than once a day, but at the very least, cleaning every office washroom at least once a day.
Make sure the toilets are flushed, scrubbed, and rinsed. Cleaning all surfaces, including the toilet seat, should be done with your preferred cleaning solution.
You should also disinfect the seat, cistern if you can see it, as well as the flush button and handle.
Checking toilet roll and hand dryers or tissue dispensers
Ensuring there is always enough toilet roll or tissue in a bathroom is essential. We all know what happens when people run out!
Check all relevant toilet paper and tissue dispensers and refill as required. Add spares where needed and ensure there are enough supplies for the day.
Thoroughly wipe down dispensers with your cleaning solution and then finish with your antibacterial solution.
Hand dryers should be tested to make sure they are all working and thoroughly cleaned.
Exactly how they are cleaned depends on the type of dryer, but at the very least should be wiped down and finished with an antibacterial solution.
Female hygiene facilities are checked and refilled
Likewise, feminine hygiene facilities should receive the same attention as toilet rolls.
Make sure dispensers have adequate supplies, as well as checking and emptying receptacles.
Both surfaces should be cleaned with your cleaning product and then antibacterial solution should be applied.
Checking and refilling the soap dispensers
To remove any blockages, soap dispensers should be thoroughly cleaned, especially the dispensing nozzle.
Make sure it works as it should by refilling it with liquid soap or whatever the office uses.
Wipe down the surface with your cleaning product to ensure hygienic cleaning.
Floors need to be cleaned
It is easier and more difficult to clean office bathrooms with tiled floors and walls, which we know from experience.
You must give them a thorough cleaning every day, regardless of the surface. Because of obvious reasons, urinals and toilets should be given special attention.
Throughout the entire bathroom, don’t forget about the floor. Where necessary, you should deep clean the tiled walls as well.
Remove all debris and dirt from the floors, scrub where necessary, and make sure to clean as much as you can.
Once the floor area has been thoroughly cleaned, mop it.
If necessary, wipe down the surfaces and spray your antibacterial solution where it makes sense.
Emptying receptacles and bins
Last but not least, empty the bathroom bins and towel bins. We find it useful to do this last since you have probably added your own trash as you cleaned.
Empty the sacks, clean the bins with your antibacterial cleaner and remove any spills underneath.
Replace the bin bags and reassemble the bins.
Your office washroom cleaning checklist will probably need to include specific tasks, but this should cover most things!
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