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How to clean a commercial kitchen

How to clean a commercial kitchen

A spotless commercial kitchen is extremely important for health & safety reasons. With regular maintenance, commercial cleaning does not have to be a particularly difficult or time-consuming task. The best approach to professionally cleaning a commercial kitchen is to divide the job into a series of smaller tasks. Here are some instructions on how to professionally clean hard surfaces, non-carpeted floors, and bins.

What you will need:
A mop & bucket
A broom
A Dustpan & brush
Paper towels or clean, lint-free towels/microfibre cloths
Non-abrasive scrubbing pad
Non-food contact brush or scouring pad
A multi-purpose cleaner, such as Flash Professional Disinfecting Multi-Purpose Cleaner
A floor cleaner, such as Flash
Rubber gloves

Cleaning Hard Surfaces
Set any storage items to the side.
Remove loose debris from the surface, and discard into a bin.
Holding the bottle about eight to 12 inches away from the surface to avoid over-spray, spray Flash Professional Disinfecting Multi-Purpose Cleaner onto the area to be cleaned.

If customers are nearby, spray in a direction that is away from them, or spray directly onto a clean towel or paper towel.
Clean a small area at a time so the cleaner does not streak. If streaking occurs, use less product and/or allow to air dry. (Dry buffing is not required).
To properly disinfect, allow the surface to remain wet for ten minutes.
When the surface is dry, replace any items generally stored on the surface.
If used, remove and discard disposable gloves.
Wash your hands before returning to work.

Cleaning Non-Carpet Flooring
Sweep the floor first.
Mop the floor with a hot soapy-water solution. For example, use one ounce of Flash per gallon of water.
Mop the floor a second time with a fresh bucket of plain hot water to clean up any excess soap.

For safety purposes, put out a wet floor sign in the area which is to be mopped.
Fill a four-gallon mop bucket to the fill line with warm water.
For water hardness up to 250 ppm, add two ounces of Flash per gallon of water; for water hardness up to 400 ppm, add three ounces per gallon of water. (Note: Change the mop bucket solution when it becomes dirty and after every use.)
Place the mop in the solution and wet thoroughly.
Lightly twist the mop in the wringer, leaving enough solution in the mop to thoroughly wet the floor. (Note: The surface must remain wet for ten minutes in order to disinfect.)
Starting at the farthest point from the door, mop a ten foot by ten foot area.
Move to the next area, working towards the doorway and repeat Steps four through seven.
To disinfect heavily soiled surfaces, repeat Steps four through seven. Allow surface to air dry.
Remove wet floor sign only when the surface is thoroughly dry.

Cleaning Out Bins
Remove the bin bag from each bin.
Make sure no liquid drips onto the floor, dispose of the bin bags properly, recycling if possible.
Using Flash, scrub the containers both on the inside and on the outside with a non-food contact brush or scouring pad.
Rinse with water.
Empty the dirty water.
Allow the containers to air-dry.
Place new bin bags in the containers.
Place containers back into their proper locations.

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