Quick restaurant cleaning guide

December 1st, 2015 Category: Commercial

If you run a catering business, then you will understand very well the importance of maintaining a clean and healthy working environment.

Even a minor oversight can potentially lead to the closure of your restaurant if proper precautions are not taken.

Of course, there are many who try to cut costs anyway they can and unfortunately sometimes that means scrimping on the cleaning.

However, you should be aware that the cost of cutting the cleaning far outweighs the cost of paying for someone to come and maintain your premises for you.

Failing to clean your restaurant can result in germs spreading and rodent infestation.

It can also create a very bad impression among customers if they perceive the venue to be filthy or unclean and discourage them (and their friends and relatives) from returning.

Keeping a clean restaurant also helps to prevent fines or penalties later on.

Of course, the best way to maintain the cleanliness of a restaurant is to invest in a professional cleaning service, although there are many daily housekeeping tasks that managers can introduce to keep on top of things. 

Disinfect and wipe down surfaces

All high-contact surfaces should be disinfected, especially those in the kitchen. This alone will help to lower food-related illnesses and potential legal problems for owners. 

This process should include floors, walls and countertops, as well as dishes and appliances.

Use gloves

The vast majority of germs spread via our hands. For example, when a person sneezes and they cover their mouths with their hands, if they do not sanitise their hands, they may then go on to touch many other surfaces and areas.

While employees should be encouraged to wash their hands regularly, wearing gloves will help to reduce the number of bacteria that are transmitted.

Basic bathroom cleaning schedules

Nothing gets the ‘yuck factor’ more than a filthy bathroom. Images of mysterious floor-puddles, tissues strewn asunder, dirty toilet bowls and bits and pieces discarded over the floor, are ones that will really create a strong impression upon customers.

This is why organising a regular bathroom cleaning rota and getting staff members to check these often, is so important.

Restaurants should also encourage their clients to report any filthy bathrooms.

Of course, if you use a professional cleaning firm such as Nviro, then our specialists will be able to use our facilities to keep your establishment looking its very best.

Table cleaning

It is also important to clear tables regularly, especially after each customer leaves. All visible stands and areas should also be sparkling, because even a minor error can leave customers with a very bad taste in their mouth.