As a restaurant owner or manager, you obviously know that proper cleaning for your restaurant is highly important. You know it’s vital to address and maintain a good cleaning regimen because the health, sanitation, and food safety of your customers and staff is top of your list. When people walk into your restaurant, you want the place to sparkle and shine. You want it to feel fresh and clean, and to say ‘Welcome’ to your diners. So how should you do that? Let’s take a look.

How to Properly Clean a Restaurant

Clean your Restaurant on a Schedule

In a high traffic establishment such as a restaurant, it’s important to first have a regular cleaning schedule that you work with. Overall cleaning should be carried out on a daily basis, while also taking the time during the workday for spot cleaning. Scheduling your staff to monitor certain locations in your facility at specific times during the day can keep your place in tip top shape. Then, making a regular plan for cleaning every evening once your restaurant closes for the night, will maintain your establishment so that it always looking its best.

Forgotten Areas of your Restaurant to Clean

Consider what you’d like on your list for your daily cleaning maintenance schedule. Sometimes you tend to think more about the kitchen and dining room areas, but remember to include other high traffic areas on your cleaning list:

  • Restrooms
  • Front Entry and Waiting Areas
  • Staff Offices
  • Back Halls and Entryways
  • Reception Areas
  • Stairways

When addressing your whole restaurant, remember to keep all flat and often-touched surfaces sanitized and clean looking, including door handles, chairs, banisters and railings. These might not show the appearance of dirt, but make sure not to forget them.

Shine all the glass and mirrors. Keeping the spots and smudges at bay can really make a restaurant shine. Visitors notice this first when they walk in and remember it when they walk out. Keeping the glass doors of your entryway clean and sparkling will make a big difference on your clientele’s enjoyment.

Restaurant Floor Cleaning Tasks

Floors are prime for grime. Bits of trash and crumbs will certainly get dropped and brushed in that direction. Make sure to have a system to stay on top of this during the day. Routinely picking up bits of debris and sweeping or vacuuming high traffic areas keeps a presentable appearance throughout the day. A good, thorough cleaning in the evening of your carpets, hardwood, and tile floors, will keep stains from setting in, grease from causing safety concerns, and help keep your restaurant smelling its best.

Keep your Customers Happy

Cleaning is one of the most important things you can provide your restaurant patrons. If the cleaning is exceptional and your restaurant well taken care of, you won’t hear anything about it – which is how you want it. Because if it’s dirty and grimy, it will show and patrons might speak badly about their visit to their friends and on social media. So, stay on top of this area of your business. Do it daily and rest assured you are making people happy during their visit.

Turn to the Restaurant Cleaning Pros

A great way to help keep your restaurant looking its best is to hire a professional cleaning crew to come in on a regular basis. The cleaning staff should be educated on any special sanitizing needs, procedures, and requirements that are involved with having a presence in a food and drink environment. We at Clean Method provide this type of professional cleaning service.

Click here to learn more about our cleaning services for your restaurant. Our professional cleaning staff is bonded, insured and maintains OSHA compliance. We would be happy to clean for you. Please contact us online or call us at 571.451.0441 for answers to your questions and to schedule your janitorial cleaning appointment today!

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