For Specific Steps, see:

Tools and Materials Needed

  1. Trigger sprayer / Foam gun / Portable Bucket Fill
  2. Clean cloths
  3. Wet mop and handle
  4. 1 bucket with wringer / Foam gun / Portable Bucket Fill
  5. Broom and dustpan
  6. Liners for waste receptacles
  7. Bowl swab
  8. Inspection mirror
  9. "Wet floor" signs
  10. Gloves and proper protective equipment
  11. Products
    1. N.A.B.C. Disinfectant cleaner / Consume® Eco-Lyzer
    2. Glass cleaner
    3. Hand soap
    4. Paper towels and tissue paper
    5. Sanitary napkins/tampons
    6. Consume®
    7. D.M.Q.
    8. Material Safety Data Sheets for chemicals used
    9. Personal protective equipment as called for in MSDS.

Purpose of Restroom Cleaning

  1. Health and safety
  2. Contributes to the overall appearance and impression of the facility
  3. Odor control

Daily Procedures for Cleaning Public Restrooms

Note: Look for Blood or OPIM, follow Exposure control plan

  1. Put on and proper protective wear. Always follow OSHA regulations and your site-specific exposure control plan.
  2. Place "Wet floor" signs.
  3. Pick up loose litter. Use the broom to sweep the floor and the dustpan to pick up dirt.
  4. Replace or refill towels, toilet tissue, feminine products and soap in dispensers.
  5. Clean the mirror using glass cleaner and a cloth.
  6. Using the damp cloth, wipe the sink, faucets, and counter top. Change cloths and wipe the walls and partitions. Change cloths and wipe the outside of the toilets. Change the cloth and wipe the outside of the urinals.
  7. Using NABC, spray:
    1. Soap and towel dispensers
    2. Door knobs
  8. Following same procedures, spray sink and faucets.
  9. Using trigger sprayer, foam gun or PBF, spray walls and partitions and the outside of toilets and urinals.
  10. Clean the toilets and urinals.
    1. Flush each unit.
    2. Apply N.A.B.C. to interior of each unit using swab mop.
    3. Wipe down outside of each unit with N.A.B.C. and a clean cloth. Be sure to clean under each unit.
  11. Empty and disinfect the wastebasket using N.A.B.C. and a clean cloth.
    1. Tie the liner closed and carefully lift it out of the basket.
    2. Dispose of in the proper trash bag on cleaning cart.
    3. Spray inside and outside of wastebasket with cleaner disinfectant. Allow to stand for 10 minutes.
    4. Place a new liner in wastebasket.
  12. Empty and disinfect the sanitary napkins disposal bins using N.A.B.C. and clean cloth. Use appropriate Blood Borne pathogen procedures if blood is visible.
    1. Tie the liner closed and carefully lift it out of the bin.
    2. Dispose in separate trash bag on cleaning cart.
    3. Spray inside and outside of disposal bin with N.A.B.C. and clean cloth. Wipe dry.
    4. Place a new liner in disposal bin.
  13. Mop and sanitize the floor.
    1. Mix in clean bucket or use foam gun or Portable Bucket Fill and a clean mop.
    2. Mop from farthest corner out. Be certain to clean corners and edges.

Note: If not using Consume® Eco-Lyzer, once a week, substitute Consume® for D.M.Q. and mix Consume® 8oz. per gallon. When using CONSUME, use only two gallons of warm water in pail and mix early enough to allow CONSUME at least ten minutes after mixing to become activated.

Weekly Procedure for Cleaning Restrooms

In addition to the regular daily routine, wash and disinfect walls from eye level down to the floor.

  1. Spray walls.
  2. Wipe with clean damp cloth. Allow to air dry.
  3. Do this procedure following the cleaning of the sink (above).


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