Making your premises a hygiene haven in 2019

As we wave goodbye to 2018, a new year offers the perfect incentive to start afresh and banish any bad habits that have evolved over the busy Christmas period. Nowhere is this more relevant than when it comes to cleaning.

If you’re a business looking to start 2019 on the right foot, why not aim to make your premises a hygiene haven? After a well-earned festive break, spotless premises may not only improve your business’ reputation, but will also help to reduce the risk of harmful microbes spreading, protecting your customers and employees. Like many New Year’s resolutions, being meticulous with you hygiene processes can be easier said than done!

To ensure you get hygiene right in 2019, we’ve put together some advice on the specialist treatments you may want to consider in order to keep your premises as clean as possible.

The Deep Clean

Everybody who manages a premise will know the importance of deep cleaning, but do you know the locations that should be prioritised and how often they should take place?

One key area is the kitchen. Whilst daily cleaning routines are crucial and will help to maintain a good surface level of hygiene, greases and fats will gradually accumulate on less accessible surfaces such as walls, ceilings and lights. This can result in a potential breeding ground for bacteria, so it’s important to target these ‘hard to reach’ spots with a specialist deep clean. Vents, grease traps and drains will also need the same level of care to remove any grease and carbon deposit build-ups.  

Another area to focus on is your washroom. Without deep cleaning, hidden germs and bacteria can build up in washrooms, making them potentially unsanitary environments. Specialist cleaning technicians should be brought in to provide a more comprehensive clean of toilets, urinals, basins, walls, pipe work and urinal traps. The use of professional cleaning chemicals ensures that any dirt and grime build-up, which could harbour dangerous bacteria, is removed.

Alongside routine cleaning, it is recommended that a professional deep clean is undertaken at least twice a year, so get these marked on your calendar as soon as possible. It may be preferable to carry these out in quieter periods in order to minimise disruption for your business.

High Level Cleaning

While it’s easy to remember to clean frequently-used areas like washrooms and kitchens, it’s important you don’t neglect those places with less footfall. Many retail and leisure facilities have internal and external high-level areas that can be difficult, and even dangerous, to keep hygienic. Specialist technicians can make use of equipment such as cherry pickers, backpack vacuums and mobile scaffolding to effectively clean any hard to reach areas.

Other Areas

Rentokil Specialist Hygiene offers a range of additional services to ensure that your entire premises is kept as clean and hygienic as possible, including:

  • Mobile disinfection
  • Rubbish chute cleaning
  • Bin store cleaning
  • Drain maintenance
  • Graffiti removal
  • Chewing gum removal

These cleaning challenges are often left out of routine cleaning regimes, so it’s worth making sure you give them extra attention in 2019.

Final Thoughts

Keeping a large and busy hospitality venue clean and sanitary can be a challenge, but that burden doesn’t have to rest solely on your shoulders. Rentokil Specialist Hygiene Technicians undergo extensive external training, accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, to ensure their work is carried out to the highest standard. With a helping hand, you can ensure your business is a hygiene haven in 2019.