Restroom Cleaning Procedures

Restrooms are high traffic areas that receive a lot of use, and require frequent cleaning and disinfecting. Often restrooms are affected by mold, mildew, germs, odors, and even graffiti.

Before cleaning a restroom, it’s important to take proper safety measures. Place a “Wet Floor” sign at the entrance to the restroom and be sure to wear the proper personal protective equipment – rubber gloves and eye protection.

Gather the proper equipment and products, including several products from Buckeye’s Eco® Proportioning Program. The Eco Proportioning Program is Buckeye’s solution to dilution control. Eco proportioning systems dilute concentrated products quickly and accurately. Each product is reliable and economical, offering the end user overall value and convenience. Eco provides all the products you’ll need to clean restrooms and nearly any other room in your facility, including several Green Seal certified products for facilities that are concerned about their environmental impact.

Begin the cleaning process by lowering the water in each toilet bowl with a bowl brush, and spraying the bowls and urinals with Eco One-Step Disinfectant/Deodorizer/Cleaner E22. The key to restroom cleaning is allowing your Eco disinfectant to dwell for 10 minutes before wiping down the area. Allowing for proper dwell time gives disinfectants time to effectively kill germs. Eco Glass Cleaner HD E12 S12

As you let E22 dwell, high dust anything above shoulder height and check that all soap dispensers are working and filled with soap. Then, clean mirrors and glass with Eco Glass Cleaner HD E12 or Eco Multi-Purpose Glass Cleaner E13 and a microfiber cloth. Spray and wipe the sinks and countertops with your Buckeye Eco disinfectant. Clean walls and partitions using Eco Muscle Cleaner E14 and Eco Heavy-Duty Cleaner E61 for difficult areas such as graffiti and permanent marker.

By this time E22 has had enough time to dwell. Respray the external parts of the toilet bowls and urinals, and wipe them down with a microfiber cloth working from high to low. Then use a bowl brush to clean the inside of toilet bowls and urinals. To remove stubborn mineral deposits, use Eco Acid Cleaner E16.

Finally, sweep the floor and scrape up gum and other items stuck to the floor with a putty knife. Empty the trash receptacles and replace the liners. Damp mop the floor with your Eco disinfectant cleaner using the figure-8 technique. Let the disinfectant air dry.

Every two weeks: clean sinks, toilet bowls and urinals with Eco Acid Cleaner E16.

Once a week: Clean trash receptacles with an Eco Once-Step Disinfectant/Deodorizer/Cleaner E22 and apply Eco Odor Counteractant E42 to the floor, and around toilets and urinals.

Removing germs from restrooms is important for the health of everyone in your facility. Having proven cleaning procedures can help improve the state of your facility and the health of the people in it. Buckeye provides standardized training programs for nearly any facility type. These programs include instruction videos, detailed procedure manuals, and easy-to-follow wall charts.

For schools and universities, Buckeye provides the Honors® custodial training program. This program’s videos and training materials are online and accessible 24/7. Viewers can test themselves on the knowledge they have gained from each Honors video. Supervisors can then view reports on those tests to gauge how much information has been retained.

For more information on restroom cleaning, the Honors custodial training program, or Buckeye’s other custodial training programs, contact your local Buckeye representative.

Honors Custodial Training Program

Buckeye is an innovative leader in the commercial cleaning and maintenance products industry. Our products are designed with both performance and safety in mind. Buckeye accompanies these industry-leading products with in-depth, comprehensive training from knowledgeable representatives.

For schools and universities, Buckeye takes that training one step further. The Buckeye Honors® Custodial Training Program is a complete custodial program for schools and universities. It provides all the products, procedures, and training needed to keep your school or university looking its best.

Honors can train your staff on routine cleaning, restroom, shower, and locker room cleaning, carpet care, hard floor care, gym floor care, food service procedures, summer cleaning procedures, and product safety. It standardizes cleaning procedures in your school or university, lowering labor costs and giving staff more time to dedicate to other facility needs. Standard cleaning procedures make cleaning and maintenance procedures easy for staff, reducing the impact of turnover and ensuring daily maintenance needs are met.

Honors presents easy to follow procedures that are researched and proven to increase efficiency. Most importantly, Honors is interactive. It’s more than a training manual. You can view training videos by segment. Each video has corresponding PowerPoints presentations, training manuals, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), product literature, and wall charts where applicable.

After viewing videos, staff members can gauge their knowledge with tests on each video segment. Supervisors can see how much information their staff members have retained by viewing reports of their test scores.

Honors also offers maintenance surveys that are broken up into segments for the grounds, office areas, hallways and floors, classrooms, restrooms, gymnasiums and locker rooms, cafeteria, custodial closets, boiler rooms, auditorium, and library of your school. Inspectors can rate specific maintenance needs for each survey segment, leave comments, and upload images to illustrate their concerns.

The site is accessible 24 hours a day, so any time you need to refresh on a specific procedure or reference a certain part of a training manual, you can. Login to find all the information you need to clean nearly any part of your school.

To find out more about Honors and other training programs Buckeye provides, contact your local Buckeye representative.

Buckeye Odor Control Products

Often, products that claim to eliminate odors merely mask them with heavy perfumes. Buckeye’s odor control products do more than mask the odors; they neutralize and eliminate them. Buckeye’s odor eliminators may be used in multiple applications, making them economical and less labor intensive.

Buckeye has three liquid odor eliminators: Green Apple, Scavenger™, and Ten-4™. Each are cost effective with multiple applications and work long after odors are gone to keep the area smelling fresh and clean. None of Buckeye’s liquid odor eliminators contain harsh ingredients or hazardous chemicals.

Green Apple eliminates smoke odors, garbage odors, food odors, animal odors, urine and fecal odors, sewer gases, meat rendering odors, and musty/stale odors, leaving behind a fresh green apple fragrance.

Scavenger is pH neutral with a controlled release formula and floral fragrance. Spray Scavenger into the air or apply it to a surface.

Ten-4 has a wintergreen fragrance and can be used on all water washable surfaces including hard surface floors, floor finishes, plastics, painted surfaces, carpeting, fabrics, etc. Scenturion

Along with liquid odor eliminators, Buckeye provides a liquid counteractant, Scenturion™. Scenturion reacts on contact with urine, feces, food waste, and other foul-odor substances. It works to eliminate odors at the source and does not rely on heavy scents to mask the odors. It can be sprayed, mopped, or poured onto odor sources that are not easily removed.

Access cleaning and maintenance procedures, and training for your school or university’s custodial staff with the Buckeye Honors® Program. The Honors program is a complete custodial program for schools and universities. Make cleaning easy and effective by contacting your representative to learn more about Buckeye training programs. Contact us today to learn more.

Buckeye Honors Program

Custodial Training Program for Schools and Universities
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Schools and universities can be a challenge to keep clean with the amount of high traffic every year. The Buckeye Honors Program is a complete online custodial training program for schools and universities. It presents the products, procedures, and training needed to meet your school or university’s highest standards.

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