Now more than ever, it is important that customers have confidence in a business’s commitment to health and safety. For the restaurant industry, this means ensuring that guests feel you are doing everything possible to maintain a clean and sanitary environment. To achieve this level of consumer confidence, your restaurant needs to go beyond the routine cleaning done by staff. Current and future customers will be expecting a level of cleanliness that can only come from consistently adding “deep clean” into your cleaning schedule.
Deep Cleaning the Restaurant
Restaurants typically make general cleaning duties a part of front of house side work. Tasks such as wiping off tables, sweeping or mopping floors, and maintaining bathroom cleanliness fall under this category.
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The deep clean process of a restaurant requires a three-step process.
- Thoroughly cleaning all surfaces. This step is necessary to maximize the effectiveness of the next two.
- Application of a disinfectant that is effective against viruses, as well as mold and fungus.
- Reduction of existing bacteria through the use of a sanitizing product.
Deep Clean – Front of House
A deep cleaning of the front of the restaurant requires a thorough cleaning of all surface areas before using a disinfectant and sanitizer. This includes:
- Booths, chairs and chair legs, bar, tabletops, and legs
- Blinds, curtains, ceiling fans, walls, picture frames
- Baseboards, floors, shelving areas
- Soda machines and condiment dispensers
- Thorough cleaning of all restroom surface areas
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Deep Clean – Back of House
Deep cleaning the kitchen area of a restaurant is an arduous task. It requires the thorough cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing of all surface areas, such as:
- Cutting boards, tabletops, steam tables, sinks, faucets
- Grills, stoves, cook tops, fryers, ovens
- Soda guns, coffee machines, meat, and cheese slicers
- Walk-in refrigerators, reach-in coolers, freezers
- Walls and ceilings
- Floors and floor mats
Grease build-up in kitchen areas is not only a sanitary concern, but it can also become a fire hazard. Foot traffic from the kitchen through the front of the restaurant can result in grease lanes on floors in high traffic areas. This can result in a safety issue for employees and guests.
As part of the deep kitchen cleaning, it is important to clean grease build-up from walls, hoods, and ceiling areas. Grease traps and floor drains should also be cleaned and flushed.
To do a thorough and effective deep clean of your restaurant, you will need the proper tools and the best products available. By hiring a professional to do the work, you can be confident that you have done all you can to maintain a clean and safe environment for your customers and staff.
If your restaurant is ready to take its cleaning program to the next level, contact us today to see how a deep-cleaning program can benefit you and your customers.