Spring Cleaning Tips For Restaurants And Food Service Facilities

By Worldware Enterprises Ltd. | April 7, 2011

Spring Cleaning Tips For Restaurants And Food Service Facilities

Here's a list of Spring Cleaning Activities that everyone should consider in their high traffic facilities.

Springtime offers restaurant operators and food service facility managers the opportunity to wipe away winter grime, prepare for summer traffic and perform essential deep cleaning tasks to revive floors and other hard surfaces. 

Restaurant owners and operators can complete these eight effective cleaning tasks to ensure they make a favorable first impression with travelers and summer guests.

EATOILS™ recommends restaurants complete the following spring cleaning activities to prepare for summer:

1. Deep clean carpets in dining areas with EATOILS™ SUPER CARPET-FRESH™. While daily vacuuming and spot removal is an essential component to keeping carpets in optimal condition, regular deep cleaning of carpets removes food, dirt and debris that cannot otherwise be extracted. Hot-water extraction carpet cleaning systems using EATOILS™ SUPER CARPET-FRESH™ will remove residue left behind by other cleaning systems and reduce the amount of downtime required.

2. Restore grout lines with EATOILS™ SUPER FLOOR DEGREASER™ or SUPERFRESH™. With tiled hard floor surfaces, grout lines often harbor greases, oils, bacteria and dirt, causing them to discolor and darken. This is particularly evident in busy kitchen areas and entryway areas. Regularly deep cleaning and restoring grout lines will limit the amount of dirt that accumulates and keep grout lines looking their original color.

3. Steam clean tiled floor surfaces with EATOILS™ SUPERFRESH™. A high-pressure steam cleaning system effectively removes dirt and soil from tile and other hard surface substrates. SUPERFRESH™ will deep clean into the pores of all surfaces to remove microscopic residue. This is a great advantage for hard surfaces where leftover chemical residue can leave unsightly marks. It is also recommended for use on wood floors, quarry tile, and even marble surfaces.

4. Give restrooms a facelift with EATOILS™ SUPERFRESH™ . Restrooms can suffer from winter wear. Dirt and organic material can build up on floors, fixtures and common touch points throughout the restroom. Using a high-pressure, chemical injection washer together with SUPERFRESH™, you can thoroughly deep clean all restroom surfaces, including walls, floors, commodes, light fixtures and soap and towel dispensers. This removes grime and buildup, restoring floors to like new condition.

5. Roll out the mats. With spring rain showers on their way, now is the ideal time to review the current matting program and make sure mats adequately cover entryways and other high-traffic areas in the facility. Mats not only help reduce the risk of slips and falls, but they can also help improve worker productivity, build the restaurant brand, limit wear patterns and prevent dirt from entering the restaurant. A proper matting program will also integrate regular laundering and deep cleaning for maximum effectiveness. If you own your mats you can deep clean and deodorize them with EATOILS™ SUPERFRESH™ - it even helps to remove salt stains!

6. If you are not currently using EATOILS™ GREENER-CHOICE APPROVED GREEN cleaning products you will need to implement a mop cleaning program. Mop heads are often breeding grounds for dirt and bacteria, especially when you use harsh chemical cleaners. Implementing a mop cleaning program can make sure that the task of cleaning mops is not overlooked. Dry and wet mops should be cleaned at least once a week, if not more frequently. This helps ensure that mops contribute to a clean rather than dirty floor. Regular daily use of EATOILS™ products will extend the life of mopheads and cleaning cloths and keep your equipment smelling fresh and clean - most odors that build up on cleaning mops and cloths are due to the chemicals used.  EATOILS™ SUPERFRESH™ is an ideal cleaning/deodorizing solution for all types of surfaces.

7. Set up a maintenance schedule for your drains with EATOILS™ SUPERFLOW™ . Whether located in kitchen areas, restrooms or in the front of the facility, drain lines can harbor potentially harmful bacteria or food sources for familiar summer insects such as gnats and fruit flies. Perform regular drain line maintenance to reduce soil buildup and thoroughly clean drains.  Weekly use of SUPERFLOW™ will help to keep your drain lines running clear and insect and odor free.

8. Deep clean every hidden and hard to reach surface with EATOILS™ SUPERFRESH™ and then SANITIZE every surface with a dependable anti-microbial sanitizer. While food preparation and cooking areas receive regular attention, spring is a good time to clean all of those untouched areas throughout a restaurant, including the tops of refrigerators, behind fryers and underneath cupboards.

“Common winter products such as ice melter and sand can ruin hard and soft floor surfaces, eroding floor finish and deteriorating carpet fibers,” said Charles Robinson, National Sales Manager, WorldWare Enterprises Ltd., Manufacturer of EATOILS™ Products. “Without a proper and regular deep cleaning and maintenance program, common surfaces throughout the facility can suffer long-term damage resulting in unexpected costs.”

Once you have 'spruced up' your facility, it's time to revise your regular daily cleaning to incorporate EATOILS™ Green Deep Cleaning products into your regular routine.  Green Deep Cleaning involves a two step cleaning regimen - cleaning and sanitizing.  Sanitizers do not deep clean and deep cleaning products do not sanitize. Here's how you do it: Deep clean every surface with EATOILS™ SUPERFRESH™ at the end of every day's production - this give the active microbes in EATOILS™ products the time they need to penetrate deep into cracks and crevices to remove all organic matter - and then sanitize every surface with a dependable anti-microbial sanitizer before you begin food prep every morning. Continue to sanitize throughout the day to keep germs and other contamination at bay.

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