Post-Holiday Cleaning Guide For Restaurants

Cleaning Guide For Restaurants

After the busy holiday season, commercial properties such as restaurants, need extra attention. The holiday season can bring cheer and joy, but it also creates unique cleaning challenges for restaurants. Festive decorations, spilled beverages, high foot traffic, and winter weather can impact the cleanliness and maintenance of your restaurant. In this guide, learn how to effectively reset and refresh your restaurant and welcome the new year with a clean and sparkling start!

Clean The Flooring

Festive dining can result in wine spills, fruit juice spills, and pasta sauce on the flooring. Your cleaning techniques will require different approaches to eliminate these stains depending on the surface type. Spilled wine on carpets should be blotted with a damp cloth immediately. If the wine stain is stubborn, add some water to dampen the stained area, pour enough salt to cover it, and let it rest for a few hours. Once the salt has a pinkish hue, you may vacuum the salt and use dish soap to remove any remaining stains. If your restaurant has tile flooring, create a baking soda solution using a 3 to 1 ratio of baking soda and water to form a paste. Apply the paste to the stained surface, allow it to dry, and vacuum it after.

Sanitize The Restrooms

Restaurants are a bacteria and germ stronghold, so cleaning restrooms effectively is important for the well-being of your restaurant and essential for good health. Sanitize restroom fixtures, in addition to sinks, countertops, and mirrors. Ensure to refill soap dispensers, and replace toilet paper, and paper towels in the restaurant. Empty all the trash bins in the restaurant, and sanitize the exterior and interior of the bins.

Deep Clean The Kitchen

Food safety is a top concern of many restaurant owners and managers, and raw and spoiled food can carry potentially harmful bacteria and microbes such as listeria and salmonella. These bacteria can contaminate food and food preparation surfaces and can cause people to get severely ill. To ensure deep cleaning of your restaurant’s kitchen, sanitize all food preparation counters and surfaces including cutting boards and equipment, and ensure to sanitize the kitchen sink and dishwashing areas. When cleaning the kitchen floors, ensure to use a degreaser to remove built-up grime and oil which can cause fall hazards if not cleaned properly.

In addition, accumulated grease can pose a fire hazard, so ensure to clean the oven, grills, fryers, and other cooking appliances to remove grease with the appropriate cleaning agents. Empty the freezers and refrigerators, and dispose of any expired ingredients. When emptying the refrigerator, make sure to rotate stock to use older items first and clean the interior and exterior of the fridge and freezer.

Sanitize And Clean The Dining Area

Although December brings with it the festive holiday season, the cold weather causes viruses and airborne illnesses to spread easily, especially in unventilated indoor settings. Restaurant patrons may introduce viruses into the establishment during the holiday season, so it is advised to sanitize all surfaces, and thoroughly clean and disinfect all dishes, utensils, tables, chairs, and any high-touch surfaces. This will ensure that your restaurant remains safe, clean, and healthy for all restaurant staff and guests.

Regency Cleaning Services is here to keep your restaurant on the right track. We offer exceptional commercial kitchen cleaning services to restaurants, cafes, and other similar businesses in the Calgary area. Our services include removing stains, sanitizing surfaces, deep cleaning dirty ovens, mopping floors, and so much more! Reach out to us today to get started.