There's no denying it—cleaning commercial kitchens, dining areas and public restrooms is a dirty job. If you intend to serve food to the public, you can bet that health inspectors will keep a close eye on your cleaning habits to avoid cross-contamination and prevent a foodborne illness outbreak. It's just good practice to keep a regular cleaning schedule, but did you know that proper cleaning can also save you a lot of money? It's been proven that regular cleaning of your restaurant equipment will extend its life because it doesn't have to work as hard. Plus, have you ever had a plumber out to clear your clogged pipes? That's an expense you can easily avoid.
At Tundra Restaurant Supply, we carry a variety of brushes, buckets, cloths, squeegees and more from the industry's leading brands like Carlisle, San Jamar and Rubbermaid to help you get the job done. Read on to learn what janitorial supplies you'll want on hand for tackling the toughest of messes.
Janitorial cleaning brushes are the best way to fight the regular dirt and grime that appears on the job. Don't make the mistake in thinking that one single scrub brush will do the trick—you wouldn't use a single spatula to cook everything on your menu, would you?
Find out what types of janitorial brushes you'll want to tackle the toughest of messes both in and out of the kitchen.
Before you stock up on just any brush, pay attention to what the bristles are made out of. In most cases, you’re looking for either a hard or soft bristle option, because you’ll need one or the other depending on the task at hand. Nowadays there’s much more than just animal hair or synthetic options. With multiple kinds of synthetic options available, plus newer plant fiber options which are extremely durable, there are more kinds of brushes than ever to choose from.
Contrary to popular belief, there are a few other janitorial supplies besides brushes that get used frequently in the kitchen. Read on to learn more.
Water alone won't kill the thousands of bacteria that lurks on your floors, countertops door handles and more. Invest in commercial-grade cleaning agents that are designed to tackle the toughest of jobs in a commercial kitchen. If sustainability and eco-friendly practices are important to you, look for environmentally friendly brands like Boulder Cleaners® brand soaps and cleaners that are non-toxic and feature natural ingredients that are 100% biodegradable.
Your health department requires proper solutions for effectively sanitizing countertops, floors and other areas to prevent the risk of cross-contamination and foodborne illnesses. There are three common types of chemical sanitizers:
So you're equipped with the right cleaning tools—now what? Time to set up a regular cleaning schedule for your staff. Tasks like mopping the floors, wiping down counters and cleaning the restrooms should all be done at least daily. Other tasks like cleaning behind large equipment is required by most health departments, which is why you should probably keep your equipment on casters (and use flexible gas hoses too).