Preparing Restaurants COVID-19 Cleaning Tips

Preparing Restaurants COVID-19 Cleaning Tips

All of us are happy to start to go out of the quarantine and visit favorite places, including restaurants and cafes. The question is, are we really ready to go to the eateries? And how big is the scope of work required to be done by restaurants to provide customers with a safe environment?

 

Restaurants have to show visitors a serious attitude to safety and promise regular cleaning which would be much more complex than usual. Cleaning should become visible and safety practices should be implemented to create a feeling of protection from bacteria among clients. Considering the virus still exists the best practices should be applied do not let the COVID-19 spread.

5 Steps to Make Restaurant Ready for Visitors

If you own the bar, restaurant, or deli you probably understand how important hygiene is in your business processes. The following steps should be performed to make your working area and customers space safe.

1.      Deep and Thorough Cleaning

This should definitely be the first port of call. This involves a thorough clean, sanitization, and disinfection of every part of the restaurant. We’re not talking about a soap and water clean, no, rather a cleaning with professional cleaning products, from top to bottom.

The essential thing to be done is regular and deep cleaning together with sanitization, disinfection of every surface in each restaurant’s corner. The other point is to apply professional cleaning chemicals because just soap and water would be not enough for sufficient virus treatment.

2.      Back Office and Front Office

Although disinfecting surfaces at the reception and guest area (front office) are very important the viruses can also spread in your back office (kitchen and technical premises) to guests. This is why it is important to carefully clean there. In fact, using a dishwasher in high-temperature mode allows disinfecting crockery, cutlery, and other cookware, but the complex approach should be implemented. That would be a great idea to have a conversation with your staff regarding the necessity of strict following to the sanitizing rules and ensure they wash hands frequently, wear gloves and masks, and disinfect hands in other ways.

Speaking about the front office and guest area, it is the part of the restaurant seen and assessed by clients and it’s highly important to keep it clean and show it is properly cleaned and all virus spreading precautions are followed. Pay special attention to the things regularly used by guests and frequently disinfect handles, tables, and rails. Please, consider food-safe cleaning liquids for cleaning tables.

Preparing Restaurants COVID-19 Cleaning Tips

1.      Work with space

Considering the necessity to follow the rule of the 6-feet distance you should rearrange your furniture giving enough space to guests and the ability to follow this rule. In such a way you’ll limit the number of guests who will be able to visit your place at the same time, decreasing chances for virus spreading. The following additional measures could also be implemented:

  • cashless and contactless payment options;
  • limit the self-service options making fewer areas of common use;
  • ensure your menus can be disinfected after each client or dispose and replace;
  • think about physical barriers or distance marking, encouraging people to keep the 6-feet rule at least at the cashier station;
  • think about implementing the booking model, which will allow controlling the number of visitors, making them keep distance during dining and leaving enough time for disinfection.

2.      Restrooms

The restroom is the highly visited place, which requires frequent disinfecting of the touchpoints several times per day with a thorough cleaning in the whole room at least once per day. Disable using air hand dryers. The best practice is to provide visitors with touchless soap and towel dispensers, and touchless faucets.

3.      Frequent Cleaning Procedures

Prepare a thorough checklist with the places which require cleaning and frequency of such cleaning and control the performance under this list. For example, all places of direct contact with people like handles, tables, utensils, seats, sinks, menus, bars, restrooms, and reception require the cleaning multiple times per day.

Prepare a thorough checklist with the places which require cleaning and frequency of such cleaning and control the performance under this list. For example, all places of direct contact with people like handles, tables, utensils, seats, sinks, menus, bars, restrooms, and reception require the cleaning multiple times per day.

While the majority of us are happy to come out from the quarantine and get back to normal life, there’re still plenty of people who will show extra caution and will be not ready to visit public places. For not losing them ensure you have the delivery service or take away options. This a win-win strategy allowing reduce the number of visitors without losses.

All in all, even without the danger of COVID-19 many clients appreciate cleaning and disinfecting in the places they chose for dining. Put your guests’ health in the first place and ensure you’re using professional cleaning chemicals and practices and you’ll see how the loyalty of your clients will grow. One of the obvious and effective options for this is involving professional cleaners and disinfectors like Signature Water and Fire Restoration team. We offer anti-virus and anti-bacterial cleaning and can prepare your business premises for meeting guests in a short time. Let everybody do his job! You can learn more about us and services provided at our site or directly contacting us at +1-224-515-0100.

 

* properly done cleaning can remediate immediate problems, but it’s impossible to eliminate 100% of organisms even using the powerful chemicals.