In the business of having a cleaning service, may it be for a house or an establishment, your cleaning tools have to be cleaned and maintained at all times.
Cleaning tools may get damaged and need to be replaced after a long time and several uses. However, with proper cleaning and maintenance, you can extend the life of your cleaning tools. In doing so, here are a few tips on how to best maintain your cleaning tools.
Basic Cleaning Principles
The most important thing to remember is the basin cleaning principles:
- Dry Cleaning: Before anything else, dry cleaning is the first step to cleaning your tools. This process is done by removing visible debris such as soil, dirt, dust, and others. It is best to check every tool as debris may cause damage.
- Pre-Rinse: Using water, wash all areas free from excess dirt and debris that was not removed from the first process. It is important to note that you should only do this with tools that can be rinsed with water.
- Wash ( Soap and/or Scrub): This process is essential for those tools that can be rinsed with water and soap. With this it will remove grease and other contaminants that may stick on your tools. It is essential to check if you can scrub their material for those tools that cannot be rinsed with water.
- Post-rinse: If you are applying soap and other detergents to your tools, it is important to perform a post-rinse. This process will remove all the soap and detergent and together with the grease and other contaminants.
- Inspect: after a post-rinse, you should inspect to check for remaining contaminants. Check crevices and hard-to-reach areas as these may contain debris. If there is a presence of such, make sure to repeat steps one to four.
- Sanitize: Wipe, foam, or spray sanitizing solution to your tools. This process is done to ensure that your tools are free from contaminants. However, you should check for instructions on how to apply these sanitizing agents to your cleaning tools.
- Dry: After successfully performing the first to sixth process, make sure that you allow your tools to dry. Allot an ample amount of time for the tools to be thoroughly dried.
- Verification: This step is considered an extra precaution. Some facilities require a tedious and specific method of cleaning your equipment. In this manner, one should check with the standards of your facility to ensure that proper cleaning procedures are performed.
These basic principles are important in cleaning your cleaning equipment. This will ensure that your tools are properly cleaned. To maintain your equipment, make sure to perform these procedures more often and as needed.
Another tip in maintaining and cleaning your equipment is to always check for the instructions given by the manufacturer of your equipment. This will ensure that you will not do any unwanted and restricted procedures on your equipment, as some equipment may require a different approach in cleaning and maintenance.