5 Steps for Maintaining a Safe & Healthy Restroom

by Kendall Yulish 

Restrooms are hubs for spreading germs and bacteria. They are high-traffic spaces with a lot of people in and out, this poses a significant risk for germ transmission. It is vital to maintain clean restrooms in order to reduce the risk of spreading germs and bacteria.

Here are some tips to keep restrooms sanitized and clean:

1. Using high-pressure cleaners and vacuum extraction

Conducting high-pressure cleaning that removes buildup not easily reached by brushes is important when sanitizing floors, toilets, urinals, and restroom partitions. While high-pressure cleaning removes soil and dirt from surfaces, vacuum extraction removes the contaminants from the restroom, preventing cross contamination and odor-causing bacteria.

2. Installing touchless soap, sanitizer and paper towel dispensers

To help avoid spreading germs on high-touch surfaces throughout a facility, consider installing touchless dispensers. Dispensers without touchless features may harbor more bacteria and viruses. Replace air dryers with paper towel dispensers as manual and touch-free air dryers are known to spread germs throughout restrooms. We highly recommend a model such as the Titan Bold Hand Towel Dispenser by Kruger

3. Keeping supplies stocked

A lack of restroom supplies can lead to a dirty restroom and is one of the most common customer complaints. Consider using innovative soap and/or paper towel dispensers that dispense just enough product at a time to minimize wasted resources and over consumption.

4. Increasing cleaning frequency

High-traffic areas should be cleaned more frequently. Increasing frequency can help mitigate the spread of germs on surfaces such as doorknobs, faucets, toilet handles, dispensers and handicap grab rails.

5. Cleaning before disinfecting

For better disinfecting results, it’s important to clean first. Cleaning decreases dirt and germs on surfaces while disinfecting kills or inactivates the germs. When cleaning and disinfecting, it’s critical to follow a product’s manufacturer’s instructions around contact time and dilution to achieve the best results. Check out the range of Restroom Cleaning and Care products available from Colker Janitorial Supplies to learn more.

To schedule a Clean Restroom Evaluation, call your Colker Janitorial Supplies sales representative today at 888-4-COLKER!