A clean, well-maintained restroom promotes health and hygiene and reduces the spread of infection and disease.
It is essential that janitorial staffs follow consistent restroom cleaning procedures. Not only does this prevent cross contamination, but it also improves efficiency and reduces overall labor time.
Section 1: Safety Precautions
Before beginning with any cleaning task, be sure that you fully understand how to use the chemicals and equipment required for the job. It is mandated by OSHA that every employee has a right to know about the possible chemical hazards within their workplace.
A safety data sheet (SDS) will provide the information regarding the chemicals within your building. Read and understand the SDS, as well as the product label for every product that you use. Your supervisor will show you where to find your SDS information and will also help you read and understand each sheet. The SDS for every product Jon-Don sells can be found online at www.jondon.com or you can call one of our representatives to have a copy sent to you (call us at 800-400-9473).
Be careful not to use cleaning chemicals on any surface for which they are not intended. Be especially cautious when using acid cleaners. Never mix chemicals. It could cause serious or even fatal injury.
Wear the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect yourself from exposure to cleaning chemicals. Gloves, a mask and goggles will prevent chemical splashes from coming into contact with your skin and eyes.
Practice universal precautions when cleaning any blood or body fluid spills, or soiled materials that could contain these or other potentially infectious substances.
Note: Refer to OSHA’s bloodborne pathogen standards for more information. Quick Reference Guide to the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
Section 2: Preparation
When preparing for restroom cleaning, first review the supply checklist then begin to set up the cart with all supplies that will be needed, such as: soap and paper dispenser refills, cloths, bowl mops and other proper cleaning equipment.
Load the cart with all the properly labeled cleaners that will be needed. Be sure that the correct dilution rates are used according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. A chemical management system ensures that dilution rates are correct and makes your job faster and easier.
Display the proper caution signs to warn of wet floors and close the restrooms to patrons before beginning to clean.
Section 3: Daily Cleaning Procedures
Remember these three rules of restroom cleaning:
Rule #1:Always clean top to bottom.
Rule #2: Clean from dry to wet.
Rule #3: Work towards the exit door.
Cleaning Toilets and Urinals Part 1
As you know, toilets and urinals can be tough and unpleasant to clean. By applying the proper disinfectant to the bowls ahead of time, your job will be less troublesome with cleaner results.
Practicing the “top to bottom” rule, begin by using a long handled high duster to remove dust from ceiling corners, wall vents, tops of partitions, door frames, window sills, light fixtures and other high areas that may gather dust. This can be done once or twice a week.
High Dusting Tools
Empty all trash receptacles and disposal units for sanitary napkins. Remove the contents and replace the liners. Never compress the trash and always be careful of sharp objects that may be sticking out of the liners. Spray the receptacles with disinfectant spray such as Betco Glybet II.
Paper Towel Dispensers
Toilet Tissue Dispensers
Restock any other dispensing units in the restroom such as tampons or toilet seat covers. Damp wipe the units with disinfectant solution. Report any equipment, including dispensers that look damaged or do not work properly, to your supervisor.
Dry Floor Care
Dust mop the floor starting at the farthest corner and working towards the door. Collect the dirt with a dustpan and place it in the proper trash receptacle.
Sinks and Countertops
Clean sinks by first using a paper towel to remove any hair or debris. Spray disinfectant inside of the sink and exterior surfaces including all metal handles, faucets and the plumbing until covered. Allow the product to stand for at least 10 minutes for proper disinfection. Wipe using a clean cloth or sponge.
Mirrors and Glass Surfaces
Clean mirrors and glass surfaces. Spray glass cleaner, such as Betco’s Deep Blue, from the bottom to the top. Using a clean cloth, wipe the surface from the top to the bottom to prevent streaking.
Note: Be careful how you use your damp cloths or sponges. Avoid using the same cloth for cleaning the toilet, the mirrors and the sink. This reduces the risk or cross-contamination.
Spot clean with disinfectant solution to remove any stains and dirt from walls and switches. Make sure to spray the cleaner on the cloth or sponge when cleaning light switches or fixtures.
Cleaning Toilets and Urinals Part 2:
Now that the disinfectant has had ample contact time, you can continue cleaning the toilets and urinals.
Tubs and Showers
Final Spot Cleaning
Do final spot cleaning on the places that are most often touched in a restroom. Spray Glybet II on the handles of urinals, toilet seats, doors and towel dispensers as a final precaution to reduce cross-contamination.
Section 4: Detail Cleaning Procedures
Special cleaning requires detail procedures. Certain things like cleaning stains from the grout need to be done approximately once per month. Others, like cleaning ceilings and walls, are done approximately once per year.
Detail Cleaning Tasks:
Section 5: Cleanup Procedures for your Equipment
Section 6: Summary
1. Be sure to practice good safety precautions:
2. Review your supply checklist and stock your cart.
3. Know your daily procedures and the routine in which to perform them.
4. Remember these there rules when cleaning and disinfecting a restroom:
5. Know your detail and periodic cleaning procedures and when to perform them.
6. Be sure to always clean up and wash your equipment at the end of your shift or at the end of a workday.
7. Report any damaged or non-functioning dispensers, fixtures or equipment to proper personnel.
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This ready-to-use non-acid formulation is designed to clean, disinfect, and deodorize all the hard surfaces in a restroom. Use with confidence, this non-abrasive disinfectant cleaner will not harm plumbing, retard septic tank action, etch porcelain, or pit fixtures.
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Betco Best Bet is a liquid creme cleanser that quickly cuts through and removes embedded rust, soap scum, stains, grease, oxidation, hard water minerals, and filth from a variety of surfaces, including bathtubs, toilets, urinals, drinking fountains, and more!
Betco Rest Stop Acid-Free Restroom Cleaner disinfects, cleans, and deodorizes in one easy, labor-saving step. This multi-purpose germicidal detergent kills a number of viruses and bacteria, plus it removes soap scum and other soils from bathroom surfaces.
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Airborne odors don't stand a chance with Fresh Wave IAQ gel. This amazing compound works around the clock to provide 24/7 odor elimination. Simply set it out in a room and let ambient airflow do the work for you!
This acrylic yarn-headed mop makes toilet bowl cleanup simple and fast. The built-in squeegee cup helps you wring out the mop head so you avoid dripping, plus the easy-to-hold handle makes cleaning a breeze.
This pleasantly scented disinfectant cleaner contains 9% hydrogen chloride, detergents, and four different quaternary germicides to kill the most stubborn bacteria and quickly remove rust scale, stains, mineral deposits, and urine salts.
Betco STIX is a 20% phosphoric acid restroom cleaner that quickly removes rust, mineral deposits, lime, soap scum, body oils, and grease from all restroom surfaces, including porcelain. Use it with confidence on bathtubs, ceramic floors, showers, sinks, toilet bowls, and urinals.
For effective cleaning with pre-measured convenience, try Easy Paks Bowl Cleaner. A concentrated blend of enzymes and detergents handles scum without harsh acids or caustics. Water-soluble packets dissolve in seconds, even in cool bowl water.
This pearlized lotion cleanser is formulated to clean and moisturize the skin even with continual use. Formulated with emollients and pH balanced, this product works into a gentle cleansing lather that will not cause dryness or irritation.