Pressure Washer Cleaning Tips- How to Clean Restaurants To Keep Them Clean and Successful!

Is it important to you to maintain a clean commercial restaurant? Your customers—as well as any health inspectors who come through—expect to see clean floors, walls, sidewalks and vent hoods. The best way to accomplish cleanliness in all these areas simultaneously is with pressure washing. Kitchen restaurant pressure cleaning is imperative, particularly in a day and age when someone can post a review and picture of your dirty restaurant before you realize what hit you, you had better guarantee you are all about having a spotless restaurant. Wiping down the tables, washing dishes and cooking equipment, vacuuming the floor and cleaning the bathrooms are other tasks that are (or should be) done daily. But these tasks are only the first step. There is no shortage of areas to clean in a restaurant – in addition to the cleaning tasks mentioned above; ducts, signage, dumpster areas and the parking lot all need consistent cleaning. Such an array of surfaces that need to be cleaned frequently demands a cleaning solution that is easy to use, flexible and affordable. This is why a pressure washer is a necessity for those in the restaurant business. Here is a list of the most problematic areas in a restaurant and our recommendations on how to clean them.

Kitchen Hood and Filters

Where there’s grease, there’s fire so keeping a restaurant’s exhaust duct system clean is extremely important for the business and the safety of it’s customers. You can make sure the grease is removed the old fashioned way with buckets water, chemical cleaning products, gloves and a lot of effort or you can get a pressure washer to to make your life easier. Tied in with duct cleaning is the health of workers and patrons which is just as important. Hoods and ducts should be cleaned to the metal. Start inside by using your pressure washer to give the kitchen hood, duct, and filters and fans a good cleaning.

The Floor

Business owners who are serious about keeping their restaurant clean can no longer think that dirty mops, old vacuums, and other antiquated tools are enough. Proper restaurant floor cleaning requires the right tool that’s designed to clean all the different floors in your business. Restaurants need to be clean to attract and keep customers and to keep the health department at bay. A much deeper cleaning can be achieved by a unit that cleans a surface with multiple water jets and captures the water. Water recovery units were designed specifically with this need in mind. For example, a 21″ Height adjustable Surface Cleaner with Air Recovery allows a direct connect to a vacuum cleaner. The surface cleaner recovers dirt and grime from most any cleaning job and is an ideal solution for indoor food space related cleaning.

The Exterior

Pressure washing the exterior of your restaurant, pressure washing in the outdoor dining area, exterior, sidewalks, parking lots, and dumpster pads along with gum and graffiti removal is important. The outdoor dining area is regularly maintained by your staff, but because of the nature of the area, doing a deep pressure washing monthly will ensure your customers are not dining in a filthy setting. Many times restaurant owners are so focused on the interior, they forget how important the exterior of the restaurant is to the success of their business. The exterior of the restaurant is the first thing a customers see’s first and you only get one chance to make a first impression.

The Signage

All too often many restaurant owners are solely focused on the interior. The signage, for example is the most neglected due to its cleaning challenges. Look at your signage. This is an area that is almost always neglected because it’s the most difficult to clean if you don’t have the right tools. Which is why Telescopic wands were invented. Telescoping wands allow you to reach heights of up to 24 feet and is an easy attachment to hook up to a unit. A clean sign will give your restaurant a clean and professional look! And clean restaurants attract new customers! Be sure to check county and state regulations regarding what is legal in terms of wastewater disposal.

Dumpster Area

The dumpster pad area is the most likely area attracting pests. With the dumpster, fluids will seep and trash won’t be 100% contained. Food remnants, trash, oil spills, grease, dirt, chewed gum, and other particles of waste are riddled in this area. A pressure washer can keep the area cleaned, minimize odors, and deter pest problems. Not only does this create a smelly, potentially disease ridden area, you are also welcoming rats, cats, bears and other stray scavengers which pose a threat to patrons and workers alike.

Outdoor Seating

An outdoor restaurant seating area should be cleaned nightly as well. You don’t want customers requesting to be seated somewhere else because an area is dirty. For extra greasy areas, be sure to pre-soak the surface with a detergent before cleaning with a power washer.

Pressure Spray, Inc. supplies restaurants and professional cleaners who clean restaurants in the Greater Cincinnati area to help them maintain restaurants. We are more than happy to share our years of knowledge and experience with your staff.

Contact us (513.874.4484) for a free consultation!

PSI SquareAbout Pressure Spray, Inc.

Pressure Spray Inc. (PSI) has been serving the restaurants/food industry in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana for over 30 years. Within the restaurants/food industry, we are widely recognized for our high-quality products and reliable, efficient, and consistent customer service. Our seasoned staff know the restaurants/food industry inside and out and are trained to match your cleaning needs with the most ideal cleaning equipment available on the market.

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