Introduction to Restroom Care

For transient odor problems, choose from, N&R CLEANING have a large selection of odor control products and systems. An automated system that regularly refreshes the air is highly recommended.

Residual odors from continuously contaminated surfaces will regularly reoccur, unless proper routine maintenance techniques using effective, products (such as Liquid Enzyme) that are specifically formulated for the surface and soil load are used. Routine use of the products and cleaning techniques in this site Guide are the solution to residual odors.

Clean, fresh-scented, germ-free and properly stocked restrooms are a must in today’s society. This goal can be achieved with proper routine maintenance and by cleaning with products specifically designed for the surfaces and soils involved.

N&R Cleaning proven products, combined with correctly following the procedures, will meet user expectations, keep your restrooms clean and sanitary, and project a positive image for your facility.

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Skin Care

Attractive soap dispensers filled with the latest in soap technology create a positive hygienic environment and reinforce the perception of cleanliness in your restrooms. N&R Cleaning offers a large variety of skin care formulas – from lotion soap, hair and body shampoo and antimicrobial liquids, to heavy-duty hand cleaners, hand sanitizers, hand lotions and our luxurious Foam Soap line – all to meet your every need.

Tools and Equipment

Using the right tools and equipment helps ensure that cleaning tasks are done properly and with the least amount of labor. N&R Cleaning has all the cleaning equipment and accessories to maintain the best Standards cleaning,

Contact a N&R Cleaning estimator, Consultant for more information about our

Odor Control, Skin Care and Disposable

Standards of Cleanliness For Restrooms

Walls and Partitions – Should be free of dust, dirt, foreign matter and marks

Ceilings – Should be free of dust, cobwebs, marks and stains

Mirrors – Should be free of smudges, fingerprints and streaks

Floors – Should be free of dust, dirt and debris; grout should have a clean and uniform appearance throughout

Porcelain – Should be free of dirt, debris and hard water deposits

Stainless Steel – Should have a clean even look and be free of dust, dirt and an oily appearance

Chrome – Should be bright and free of dirt, rust and hard water deposits

Exhaust and Air Vents – Should be free of dust and dirt

Plastic Laminated Surfaces – Should have an even look with no oil or polish residue and be free of dust,

dirt and marks

Trash Receptacles – Should have a clean liner and be free of dust, dirt, and marks

Lights – Bulbs should be operational; lens covers should be free of dust, dirt, water and insects

Dispensers – Should be filled and operational

Daily Restroom Cleaning Procedure

Assemble Materials

Tools

Measuring Cup (if not using dilution control) Safety Glasses/Goggles Gloves Wet Floor Sign(s) and/or "Closed for Cleaning" Pole(s) or Sign(s) Detail Brush Extendable Duster Wiping Cloths

Broom Dust Pan Bowl Mop Bucket and Wringer and Mop and Handle, or Fast Glide Mopping System Swivel Scrub Brush and Handle Trash Collection Cart Hand Pad or Scrub Sponge

Opaque Tape (to disable automatic flushers if present) Utility Pail or Bucket (optional)

Spray Bottle and Foaming Trigger Sprayer (optional)

Supplies

Hand Towels, Toilet Paper, Hand Soap, Deodorant Refills, Trash Liners, Sanitary Napkin, Receptacle Liners, Feminine Hygiene Products, Seat Covers, Automatic Fixture, Cleaning Refills, Batteries (if battery-operated dispensers are present but not operating) If used in the restroom

Chemicals

Bowl Cleaner Glass Cleaner Disinfectant, Cleaner Nonacid or Mild Acid Cleaner (use mild acid for more stubborn stains or soils) Enzyme Cleaner (weekly or more often as required)

Neutralizer/Condition

Cleaning Procedure

1. Use Appropriate Safety Equipment

• Put on safety glasses/goggles when using chemicals

• Put on gloves when working in the restroom

2. Post Wet Floor Sign(s) and/or "Closed for Cleaning" Pole(s) or Sign(s)

• Put at all entrances

3. Inspect and Dust Lights and Vents

• Turn on lights and exhaust fan

• Listen for fan operating efficiency

• Report any burned out or broken bulbs

• Use extendable duster to dust light fixtures, fans, and partition braces

4. Replenish Supplies

• Check dispenser product Levels

• Make sure all dispensers work properly

• Replace batteries if needed

• Fill empty dispensers according to dispenser instructions

5. Empty Waste Receptacles

• Remove and discard any

used feminine hygiene

products in disposal units

and replace liners

• Pull liner out of waste receptacle, tie sides together

and discard

• Put new liner in waste receptacle

CAUTION: Never push trash down with your hands

or feet.

3. Inspect and Dust Lights and Vents

• Turn on lights and exhaust fan

• Listen for fan operating efficiency

• Report any burned out or broken bulbs

• Use extendable duster to dust light fixtures, fans, and partition braces

6. Sweep Floors

• Use broom to sweep all dust and debris into a pile

• Using a dust pan, pick up debris and put it in waste receptacle

7. Clean Inside Urinals and Toilets

NOTE: If you have automatic flushers on urinals or toilets, disable them prior to applying

cleaning chemicals. Remember to re-enable them when finished. Inside the Urinal:

• Flush urinals

• Apply bowl cleaner onto bowl mop

• Swab all interior surfaces, starting under the rim and working down to the water line NOTE: Do not flush at this time. Allow cleaner time to dissolve the hard water deposits. In the Bowl:

• Flush the toilet

• Lower the water level by forcing the water over the trap with the bowl mop

• Squeeze out the bowl mop

• Apply bowl cleaner onto the bowl mop

• Swab all interior surfaces, starting under the rim and working down below the original water line

NOTE: Do not flush at this time. Allow cleaner time to dissolve the hard water deposits.

• Rinse top and bottom of toilet seats

8. Clean and Disinfect Counter Tops, Sinks, and Mirrors

• Spray a light mist of glass cleaner on a cleaning cloth and wipe mirror(s) clean

• Remove any foreign matter from sinks and counters

• For hard water deposits, apply nonacid or mild acid cleaner (for acid use flip cap provided on bottle or a spray bottle and a foaming trigger sprayer only) and allow to work. Agitate the area with a brush or scrub sponge to remove loose scale, then rinse thoroughly NOTE: Always rinse chrome fixtures with clear water after cleaning with a mild acid. Never use an acid on

chrome unless it is specifically formulated for use on chrome fixtures. Do not use acid on marble.

• Apply disinfectant cleaner and wipe clean faucets, counters, sinks, and, as needed, piping

under sinks, leaving surfaces wet; allow to air dry

9. Clean and Disinfect Outside of Urinals and Toilets, Fixtures, Partitions, Walls, Doors, and Hardware

• Spot clean walls, partitions, and doors with disinfectant cleaner, leaving surfaces wet,

and allow to air dry

NOTE: Pay particular attention to areas most likely to get soiled: around urinals, toilets, door handles and push plates, and dispensers.

• Apply disinfectant cleaner to urinals, toilets, flush valves or handles, pipes, tanks, and both sides of toilet seats. Wipe clean from top to bottom, leaving surfaces wet, and allow to air dry

NOTE: Change cleaning cloths every restroom to avoid cross contamination. Also, use a separate cloth or sponge than the one used for toilets and urinals for "touched" surfaces such as door and flush handles, faucets, etc.

10. Mop Floor and Flush Drain

• Fill mop bucket with 2-4 gallons of disinfectant cleaner or follow the directions for using the Fast Glide Mopping System

• Immerse mop in solution, lift out of bucket without wringing and hold over floor drain, allowing

some of the solution to run into the drain

• Wring out the mop and wet mop the entire floor allowing it to air dry

NOTE: Start at a point farthest from the door and work towards the door. The cleaning solution should be changed when cloudy, or follow specific procedures that may exist for your facility. Depending on the size of the floor, the mop may need to be immersed and wrung out many times per floor. On grouted floors where heavy soiling (under urinals) is a problem, agitate the area with a swivel scrub brush. Use an enzyme cleaner weekly or as required to wet mop floors and to spray walls around urinals and toilets to help eliminate odors.

11. Inspect Your Work

• Swab interior of bowls and urinals one last time and flush

• Buff out any water spots, haze or streaks with a clean cloth

• Look to see that all work has been accomplished

• Remove Wet Floor/"Closed" sign(s) or pole(s)

• Report concerns and preventive maintenance needs to your supervisor

12. Clean Up Equipment

• Rinse out mop using neutralizer/conditioner solution several times if necessary

• Rinse out bowl mop

• Empty and rinse out mop bucket or Fast Glide Mopping System

• Turn mop bucket upside down in mop sink to dry

• Return supplies to storage area

• Rinse out all brushes

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Odor Control

Odors in restrooms fall into two categories: unavoidable transient odors that can only be controlled by air freshening/deodorant systems, and residual odors that originate from concentrations of odorous proteins, especially those found in grout and on walls and floors around toilets and urinals.

Our newest systems include dispensers that optimize space for larger refills, so you spend less time restocking them. Dispensers are designed to coordinate with nearly every décor and are available in different sizes and colors. Of course, expert installation is available.

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Disposables

Even the cleanest restroom will leave a user with a bad impression if it is out of towels or tissue. N&R Cleaning offers a large selection of paper products for the restroom including high-capacity towel and tissue systems as well as touch-free dispenser options. From trash bags, towels and toilet tissue, to seat covers, batteries and feminine hygiene products, N&R Cleaning has all your needed restroom consumables.  

Restroom Deep Cleaning Procedure

 

Tools

Safety Glasses/Goggles, Gloves Wet Floor Sign(s) and/or "Closed for Cleaning "Pole(s) or sign (s) Detail Brush, Hand Scrub Brush, Grout Brush, (optional) 175 RPM Floor Machine Appropriate Rotary, Scrub Brush or Pad, (and Pad Driver) for floor surface Floor Squeegee with

Handle or Wet/Dry Vacuum with, Squeegee Tool, Wiping Cloths, Broom, Dust Pan Bowl Mop

Bucket and Wringer, Mop and Handle, Swivel Scrub Brush and, Handle, Air Mover/Floor Fan (optional) Utility Pail or Bucket (optional) Ladder or Step Stool Spray Bottle and Foaming Trigger

Sprayer (optional)

 

Supplies

Trash Liners, Sanitary Napkin, Receptacle Liners (if used)

NOTE: Deep Cleaning Procedure assumes consumable supplies have already been replenished.

 

 

 

Chemicals

Bowl Cleaner Disinfectant, Cleaner Mild Acid Cleaner, Heavy-Duty Cleaner, Specialty Cleaners as needed (Enzyme Cleaner, Cleanser, etc.) Neutralizer/Conditioner

 

Cleaning Procedure

 

1. Use Appropriate Safety Equipment and Adequate Ventilation

• Put on safety glasses/ goggles and gloves when using chemicals

 

2. Post Wet Floor Sign(s) and/or "Closed for Cleaning" Pole(s) or Sign(s)

• Put at all entrances

 

3. Prepare Restroom

• Remove all furniture (chairs, trash cans, etc.)

• Raise and block skirts on the bottom of partitions

• Sweep floor

 

4. Deep Clean Waste Receptacles and Disposal Units

• Remove liners from waste receptacles and disposal units and discard

• Scrub both inside and outside of waste receptacles and disposal units with heavy-duty cleaner

• Rinse and wipe dry

• Apply disinfectant cleaner to all surfaces of waste receptacles and disposal units and allow to air dry

• Replace liners in disposal units and waste receptacles

 

5. Deep Clean Ceiling and Vents

• Wet clean the ceiling using heavy-duty cleaner

• Wet clean all of the vents using heavy-duty cleaner

 

6. Deep Clean Partitions, Walls, and Doors

• Thoroughly wet clean walls, partitions, and doors with disinfectant cleaner and allow to air dry.  NOTE: For heavy dirt, grease, marks, etc. use heavy-duty cleaner or a graffiti remover as needed prior to using disinfectant cleaner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Deep Clean Urinals

NOTE: If you have automatic flushers on the urinals, disable them prior to applying cleaning

chemicals. Remember to reenable them when finished. Inside the Urinal:

• Flush urinals

• Apply bowl cleaner onto bowl mop

• Swab all interior surfaces, starting under the rim and working down to the water line

• Using a detail brush and mild acid cleaner remove all hard water deposits from the flush

valves and pipes

• Using a hand held brush and mild acid cleaner thoroughly clean the outside of the urinal; pay particular attention to the underside of the urinal

• Thoroughly rinse exterior with clear water, especially chrome flush valves and pipes

• Wipe exterior from top to bottom

• Apply disinfectant cleaner to exterior and allow to air dry

NOTE: Do not flush at this time. Allow cleaner time to

dissolve the hard water deposits.

 

7. Deep Clean Urinals

NOTE: If you have automatic flushers on the urinals, disable them prior to applying cleaning

chemicals. Remember to renewable them when finished. Inside the Urinal:

• Flush urinals

• Apply bowl cleaner onto bowl mop

• Swab all interior surfaces, starting under the rim and working down to the water line

• Using a detail brush and mild acid cleaner remove all hard water deposits from the flush

valves and pipes

• Using a hand held brush and mild acid cleaner thoroughly clean the outside of the urinal; pay particular attention to the under side of the urinal • Thoroughly rinse exterior with clear water, especially chrome flush valves and pipes

• Wipe exterior from top to bottom

• Apply disinfectant cleaner to exterior and allow to air dry NOTE: Do not flush at this time. Allow cleaner time to dissolve the hard water deposits. Swab all interior surfaces, starting under the rim and working down below the original water line

• Using a detail brush and mild acid cleaner remove all hard water deposits from the flush

valves and pipes

• Using a hand held brush and mild acid cleaner thoroughly clean the outside of the bowl; ay

particular attention to the area where the bowl attaches to the floor

• Thoroughly rinse exterior of toilet and both sides of toilet seat with clear water, especially chrome flush valves and pipes

• Wipe exterior from top to bottom

• Apply disinfectant cleaner to exterior of toilet and both sides of toilet seats and allow to air dry

NOTE: Do not flush at this time. Allow cleaner time to dissolve the hard water deposits.

 

 

 

 

 

9. Deep Clean Sinks and Counter Tops

• Apply mild acid cleaner to fixtures and porcelain using flip cap provided on bottle or a spray bottle and a foaming trigger sprayer

• Allow the cleaner time to dissolve the hard water deposits

• Using a nylon detail brush, work the crevices around the fixtures, then rinse thoroughly NOTE: Always rinse chrome fixtures with clear water after cleaning with a mild acid. Never use an acid on chrome unless it is specifically formulated for use on chrome fixtures. Do not use acid on marble. NOTE: For heavy dirt and grease use heavy-duty cleaner and repeat the above process.

• Apply disinfectant cleaner and allow to air dry

 

10. Deep Scrub Floor

• Fill mop bucket with 3-4 gallons of heavy-duty cleaner or a specialty cleaner such as Citrus Hydroxy Clean or Bio-Base Floor Wash. Immerse mop in solution, lift out of bucket without wringing and apply to a large area of the floor

• Leave solution on the floor for 5-10 minutes

 

• Do edge work with a swivel scrub brush and a grout brush if necessary

• Scrub floor with a floor machine and a rotary scrub brush or pad

• Squeegee the solution into the floor drain or pick up the solution with a wet/dry vacuum or mop and bucket

 

11. Inspect Your Work

• Swab interior of bowls and urinals one last time and flush

• Buff out any water spots, haze or streaks with a clean cloth

• Replace all furniture, etc. removed prior to cleaning and lower partition skirts

• Look to see that all work has been accomplished

• Remove Wet Floor and/or "Closed for Cleaning" sign(s) or pole(s)

• Report concerns and preventive maintenance needs to your supervisor

• Rinse the scrubbed area with clear water

• Squeegee the rinse water into the drain or pick it up with a wet/dry vacuum or mop and bucket

• Spot mop any puddles

• Make sure to clean any solution from the baseboards and bottoms of the partitions NOTE: Repeat above procedures if any of the dirt was not removed.

 

12. Clean Up Equipment

• Rinse out mop using neutralizer/conditioner solution several times, if necessary

• Rinse out bowl mop

• Empty and rinse out mop bucket and wet/dry vacuum, if used

• Turn mop bucket upside down in mop sink to dry

• Return supplies to storage area

• Rinse off squeegee

• Rinse out hand and swivel scrub brushes

• Rinse out rotary scrub brush or clean pad

• Wipe down floor machine and wet/dry vacuum, if used

• Wipe down cord on floor machine and wet/dry vacuum, if used

• Remove drive pad or brush from 175 RPM floor machine and hang it on the machine's handle or a hook


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