Restrooms are one of the most visible and scrutinized areas of any facility. These rooms also have the potential to harbor more bacteria than any other space. So, not only is it imperative to clean frequently to maintain the clean look of the restroom, cleaning is necessary in the prevention of cross-contamination and infection.

Cleaning frequencies in many facilities depends solely on the traffic and conditions of the particular restroom. As a benchmark, facilities are advised to conduct restroom cleaning throughout the day as needed and at least once every evening. Familiarizing themselves with traffic patters throughout the facility will help facilities schedule maintenance accordingly.

Visual clues indicating necessary cleaning are excessive trash, shrinking paper and soap stock and the general appearance of cleanliness. An unkempt restroom is a feeding ground for bacteria and can result in vocal complaints from building occupants as well.