San Diego Restaurant Cleaners provides expert janitorial services for restaurants an food industry establishments throughout the San Diego County area.  Cleaning common restaurant surfaces is essential for maintaining a safe and hygienic environment for both customers and staff. Here’s a general guide that we follow when various surfaces commonly found in restaurants:

1. Food Preparation Surfaces:

  • Use hot, soapy water to clean food preparation surfaces such as countertops, cutting boards, and prep tables.
  • Rinse with clean water to remove soap residue.
  • Sanitize surfaces using a food-safe sanitizer or a solution of bleach and water (1 tablespoon of bleach per gallon of water).
  • Allow the sanitizer to air dry or wipe with a clean cloth.

2. Cooking Equipment:

  • Clean cooking equipment, such as grills, fryers, and ovens, with a degreasing cleaner or hot, soapy water.
  • Use a scrub brush or scouring pad to remove grease and food residue.
  • Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
  • Sanitize the surfaces using a food-safe sanitizer or heat (if applicable).
  • Wipe dry with a clean towel.

3. Stainless Steel Surfaces:

  • Use a commercial stainless steel cleaner or a mixture of vinegar and water (equal parts) to clean stainless steel surfaces.
  • Apply the cleaner with a soft cloth or sponge, following the grain of the steel.
  • Rinse with clean water and wipe dry with a clean towel.

4. Floors:

  • Sweep floors thoroughly to remove debris and food particles.
  • Mop floors with a cleaning solution appropriate for the flooring material (e.g., neutral pH floor cleaner for tile or vinyl).
  • Pay special attention to high-traffic areas and areas prone to spills.
  • Allow the floor to air dry or dry with a mop or towel.

5. Tables and Chairs:

  • Wipe down tables and chairs with a damp cloth or sponge to remove crumbs and spills.
  • Use a mild detergent or all-purpose cleaner to clean surfaces.
  • Rinse with clean water and wipe dry with a clean towel.
  • Sanitize tables and chairs with a food-safe sanitizer, especially between customers.

6. Restrooms:

  • Clean and disinfect restroom surfaces, including toilets, sinks, faucets, and door handles, with a disinfectant cleaner or bleach solution.
  • Use a toilet brush to scrub inside the toilet bowl and under the rim.
  • Replace toilet paper, hand towels, and soap as needed.
  • Empty and sanitize trash bins.
  • Restock restroom supplies.

7. Glassware and Utensils:

  • Wash glassware and utensils in hot, soapy water or a commercial dishwasher.
  • Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
  • Sanitize glassware and utensils using a dishwasher with a sanitizing cycle or a chemical sanitizer.
  • Air dry or dry with a clean towel before use.

8. Condiment Dispensers and Self-Service Areas:

  • Clean and sanitize condiment dispensers, beverage stations, and self-service areas regularly.
  • Replace condiment containers and utensils as needed.
  • Wipe down surfaces with a food-safe sanitizer or disinfectant.

San Diego Restaurant Cleaners follows all safety protocols and use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves and aprons, when cleaning restaurant surfaces. Regular and thorough cleaning practices help prevent the spread of germs and ensure a safe dining experience for everyone. Contact us today at (619) 202-7484 to schedule a quick no-cost quote!