According to Forbes, 86% of consumers are willing to pay more money for a better experience. For restaurants a big part of that experience is offering a clean environment. Is your restaurant as clean as it could be? If not, spring is the perfect time to deep clean your restaurant and make sure you’re giving your customers the best experience possible.
Check out some of our spring restaurant cleaning tips that will not only help you clean your restaurant, but give your customers a great experience.
1. Deep clean your restaurant’s bathrooms.
Did you know 3 out of 10 restaurant customers who have a bad restroom experience will never go back to that restaurant again. This makes it incredibly important to give your customers a good first impression with your restroom.
When spring cleaning your restaurant’s bathrooms there are a few things you should do:
Make sure you use the correct bathroom cleaning supplies. Using the incorrect cleaning supplies could ruin surfaces.
Develop a consistent cleaning schedule following the deep cleaning to keep your restroom well kempt.
Try to understand what your customers want from their restroom experience with a survey.
For more tips on cleaning your restrooms read, How to Clean Restaurant Bathrooms and Keep Your Customers Coming Back.
2. Scrub your floors and replace floor mats.
More often than not your floors are the least cleaned surface in your building even though cleaning your floors is incredibly important to their maintenance. The dirt and debris that builds up on a daily basis can damage your floors and cause them to wear out faster than they should. This is why we recommend deep cleaning your floors regularly and replacing your floor mats every spring.
To learn how to clean different flooring types read, Dirty Floors Could Be Leaving a Bad Impression.
3. Wash your windows.
When was the last time you washed your windows? Between food grease and little kid fingers, your windows can see a lot of dirt in a short period of time. If you haven’t washed your windows in a while, now is the time to give them a deep clean.
Don’t want to hire a window cleaning company? Do it yourself with a window cleaning kit.
For more tips on commercial window cleaning read, How Often Should My Office Windows Be Cleaned.
4. Clean or replace linens and window treatments.
Do your table linens, curtains, or uniforms look dirty, worn, or old? Are they beyond cleaning? Now is the perfect time to clean or replace them for a fresh, professional look your customers will notice.
5. Degrease ovens, grills and grease traps.
Did you know degreasing your restaurant kitchen could save you money? Thoroughly degreasing ovens, grills, grease traps, and other equipment helps it run more efficiently, saving you money on your energy bills.
6. Get your AC tuned up.
The last thing your restaurant needs approaching summer is for your AC to fail. Help stop your restaurant’s AC from failing with an annual AC tune-up from a local HVAC professional.
7. Give your refrigerators a check up.
Do your refrigerators need some maintenance? Faulty refrigerator or cooler seals should be replaced to prevent cool air from escaping. Also, double-check that your refrigerator temperatures are set properly.