Your entire commercial space is spotlessly clean. The cleaning staff is efficiently mopping and rubbing every tile, keeping them sparkling for maintaining an excellent impression on your customers.
But have you been paying the same attention to the kitchen floor? The kitchen is the busiest area of your commercial building. Dirt, grease, and grime will not only make the walking surface slippery, but the floor will eventually start to break, making the situation even worse.
To avoid such unfortunate circumstances, cleaning commercial kitchen is a must. But how to clean a commercial kitchen floor and most importantly, why emphasize so much on cleaning the kitchen floor? Here is why:
Benefits Of A Spotless Kitchen Floor
- It shows that your business is health-conscious.
- Keep the dirt and grime from forming a layer on your kitchen floor, reducing the chances of slip and fall.
- Makes it easier for your staff to walk on without getting injured.
- Prevent wear and tear on your kitchen floor.
- Prevent the growth of bacteria.
Now, are you ready to scrape off all that grease from your kitchen floor? But to make sure your cleaning procedure yields positive results, you first need to keep some tips in mind:
Tips To Consider Before Starting The Cleaning Process
- Use a clean bucket and mop to avoid re-staining the floor.
- Mop the kitchen floor during the off-hours, such as early in the morning and after the space closes.
- Put “Stay Away” or “Wet Floor” signs to prevent employees from entering the area.
- Cover all the food and pots to avoid getting contaminated from chemicals used in the cleaning products.
- Use a cleaning product designed and formulated to work on greasy kitchen floors.
- Make sure all the drains are functioning properly and allowing water to quickly drain off without getting accumulated.
How To Clean A Commercial Kitchen Floor?
Once you have gathered all your cleaning supplies, including a clean mop, a bucket, a floor squeegee, a vacuum, and a commercial kitchen floor cleaning detergent, follow the guide below to get started and make your kitchen floor shiny once again.
• Step 1: Use A Broom!
A commercial kitchen is the most crowded place. Other than the stubborn grease, debris, chinks of food, and tiny dust particles come in with people moving in and out of the kitchen.
For a professional establishment, sweeping the floor once, twice, or maybe thrice, depending on the need of the day, is recommended. It is a must to sweep the floor before you start mopping to make your cleaning process much easier.
• Step 2: Well-Balanced Cleaning Solutions
Once the floor becomes debris-free, your next consideration should be mixing the right quantity of water into your cleaning detergent.
Mixing too much water will make the solution watery, whereas keeping the quantity of detergent higher will not produce the desired results.
Pro Tip: Bio-enzymatic cleaners and degreaser products are perfect for commercial floor cleaning. These products do not contain pathogenic bacteria and so do not pose any health threats.
• Step 3: Soak The Mop Into The Fluid
With the mop in hand and the floor cleaning solution in the bucket, get ready to clean the floor!
Pour a little amount of decreasing solution over areas covered in grease. Saturate the mop into the bucket and, with circular motions, start rubbing the floor. Using up and down and circular motions, cover every single area of the floor. Instead of just rushing into the cleaning process, give one good minute to every section of the floor.
Remember: Degreaser needs about 10 minutes to settle in. Read the label carefully to get a better idea.
• Step 4: Scrub! Scrub! And Scrub!
The degreaser has done its work; now it’s time to do some scrubbing!
Take the long-handle sponge to thoroughly clean the floor. The floor submerged in the degreaser will lose the glued gunk and slime, making it easier to clean the floor. The degreaser has the potential to penetrate the pores and lines of the tiles on the kitchen floor. Constant use of this solution will remove all the grime bringing out the shiny surface of the floor.
Pro Tip: To bring more shine to the kitchen floor, use a by-product. It will also help to take out the greases trapped in the grout lining.
For areas still looking oily and sticky, another round of scrubbing is required.
• Step 5: Splash Water
After the floor has been mopped and scrubbed, it’s time to use a squeegee to push all the dirt and grime down the drain.
Letting the dirty water into the drain will allow the enzyme to sit and clog the drainage system. So, use hot water to rinse the floor and wipe all the water into the drain clearing out the enzymes within.
Before reopening the space for the employees, let it air dry. This is to prevent accidents and injuries. Lastly, rinse and wash the cleaning supplies to be used later.
Now you know, this is how to clean a commercial kitchen floor.