Cleaning the Break Room and Kitchen in Your Workplace

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Maintaining a healthy environment is very important in running your company. We all know that restrooms need sanitizing, office spaces need to be kept as dust-free as possible and indoor air quality must be kept of high quality. However, not many take into consideration that break rooms also need diligent upkeep in order to keep employees safe and healthy.

Keeping track of the cleaning duties on a daily, weekly and monthly basis helps ensure your break room stays clean. Everyone benefits from a healthy workplace. When employees eat in a space, that space must be kept sanitary even when no food preparation is done there.

Daily Cleaning of a Kitchen and Break Room

Certain daily cleaning duties should be carried out. These include:

  • Wiping down countertops, cabinets, tables and chairs
  • Wiping down the sink and its handles
  • Wiping down the microwave inside and out
  • Wiping down hand towel dispensers and / or hand dryers and stocking hand towels
  • Cleaning the coffee pot, surrounding area and washing coffee carafes
  • Wiping up any spills
  • Cleaning and sanitizing the sink basins
  • Emptying all waste receptacles and replacing liners
  • Sanitizing handles of any appliances
  • Weekly Duties for Cleaning a Kitchen and Break Room

On a weekly basis, a little more thorough cleaning is done.

* All the doors and sills should be wiped down so all dust and prints are removed.
* Hard floors are vacuumed and / or mopped.
* Kitchen floors are mopped with disinfectant.
* All glass is cleaned inside and out
* Soap dish is refilled
* Food that is not labeled and is perishable is thrown out
* If food is older than one week, it is thrown out

Monthly Cleaning of a Kitchen and Break Room

Every month, the vents should be vacuumed. If there is a refrigerator, it should be cleaned thoroughly inside and out.

It is important to provide a safe and healthy workplace for your employees. A clean and germ-free break room is just as important as a sanitized restroom. The risk of disease spreading must be kept to a minimum, and in this way you can keep your workers healthy and on the job. Besides, it is wonderful to walk into a lovely clean break room to relax on a break. Your employees will thank you.

Of course, these are very basic cleaning procedures that can be performed by a janitorial service. It is well worth it to look into hiring Consolidated Facility to take care of all your commercial cleaning needs.


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