Restaurant Cleaning

Importance of Keeping Your Restaurant Clean

As you consider whether or not an outside service is right for you, keep in mind why it’s so important to keep your restaurant clean:

  • Prevent the spread of infectious disease: Maintaining a regular cleaning and sanitizing schedulecan help keep infectious diseases like coronavirus, norovirus, and influenza from spreading to your staff and customers.
  • First impressions: If the front-of-house areas in your restaurant appear to be dirty, customers are likely to assume the rest of your restaurant is dirty or unsanitary as well. A bad first impression of an unclean area can make customers leave your restaurant without even trying your food.
  • Health inspections: Unsanitary preparation and service areas can quickly lead to hazardous bacteria growth, which is something no health inspector wants to see. Keeping your restaurant cleaned and sanitized can prevent your business from losing points on your next health inspection.
  • Respect from employees: If you don’t offer your employees a clean, comfortable working environment, it can quickly breed complacency, hostility, and a lack of respect for you and your business.
  • Cross-contamination: If your hoods aren’t degreased or surfaces swept for food particles, contaminants can easily get into the food you’re preparing and serving to customers.

Cleaning services that are accustomed to working with restaurants can often accommodate your business’s schedule and individual cleaning needs. Flexible options can include limited services such as surface cleaning a few rooms in your restaurant or doing a full, deep clean of the entire premise every month. While surface cleaning could take your staff hours to complete, hiring a cleaning surface can significantly reduce that burden.

Alternatively, cleaning services can be costly depending on your restaurant’s size, how many rooms you want cleaned, and how often you want a cleaning service to come. Depending on where you are, you may be limited to how many commercial services are available to you. Additionally, not holding staff members accountable for cleaning their space has the potential to cause laziness and complacency amongst employees.