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Commercial Restroom Cleaning Tips


Give the people who depend on you the cleanest restrooms possible and eliminate health risks. Our commercial restroom cleaning checklist is your step-by-step guide to proper bathroom sanitation.


Put Out Wet Floor Signs

Protect passersby by placing closed for cleaning and wet floor signs before you begin your work.

Protect Yourself

Put on gloves, respirators and splash goggles to protect yourself from chemicals and contaminants.

Disinfect Toilets & Urinals

Clean toilets and urinals thoroughly with disinfecting toilet cleaners. Be sure to read instructions and be familiar with your cleaning products’ specific protocols. Products have different dwell times (the amount of time disinfectants must remain in contact with a surface to kill germs).

Toilets and Urinals


  • Flush the toilet or urinal to remove contaminants and ensure it is working properly.
  • Use a toilet mop to remove water from the toilet bowl.
  • Apply toilet bowl cleaner to the unit’s interior rim and directly to the bowl mop.
  • Swab the inside of the toilet or urinal bowl thoroughly with the bowl mop.
  • Allow the toilet bowl cleaner to dwell for the indicated time (typically 10 minutes).
  • Clean handles and exterior using a disinfectant and a red microfiber cloth.
  • Replace urinal screens and toilet deodorizers to combat odors.                                                                           

Clean Glass, Surfaces & Fixtures

Disinfect all restroom surfaces thoroughly, paying particular attention to high-touch areas like countertops, stall doors and dispenser handles. Germs are likely to collect in these frequently used areas, as is unsightly dirt and grime.

Bathroom Surfaces


  • Scrub restroom surfaces using a disinfectant and a yellow microfiber cloth.                                                  
  • Clean and disinfect restroom stall handles and locks.
  • Wipe down handles on manual paper towel and soap dispensers.
  • Remove calcium, lime and rust buildup using a mineral cleaner.
  • Clean and refresh tiled areas using a tile and grout cleaner.
  • For deep cleaning, use a specially designed tile and grout brush

Empty Trash

Empty the restroom’s trash cans regardless of how full they are and replace the can liners. This helps prevent the spread of bacteria and improve the restroom’s image.

Sweep Floors

Sweep the restroom’s floor from the back to the front so you collect and remove debris efficiently. To maximize effectiveness, choose the best broom type for your job’s demands.

Mop Floors

Mop the restroom’s floor with a disinfecting hard surface cleaner. Swipe the mop in a figure-eight pattern to clean more effectively and safety.