In a prior article we reviewed using the correct PPE’s (Personal Protective Equipment) and identified the minimum type cleaning products necessary to clean most restrooms. If the restrooms are in a large enough building, a restroom cart should be utilized and stocked correctly. For a small account or possibly a route, a utility bucket carrying the essentials should be used in order to prevent drips and leakage from bowl swaps or chemical spills.  

Following are tools to consider for the larger size contract with multiple restrooms:

• Maid’s cart with cart mounted trash bag.

• Double mop bucket and wringer with butterfly microfiber mop system.

• Plastic bristle broom, lobby type dust pan, putty knife.

• Long handled lamb’s wool duster with disposable sleeves.  Duster should be washed and air dried weekly.

• Long-handled bowl swab/brush with caddy to ease back strain and reduce chance of toilet sneeze.

• Color coded microfiber cloths for detail cleaning and generic disposable rags for one time clean up blood, feces, etc. 

• Color coded, numbered spray bottles and for large areas a pump type sprayer.

• Adequate supply of paper towels, toilet tissue, hand soap, can liners.

• Job card or check list, black light or lip light for inspections.

• Optional: urinal blocks, deodorizers, seat covers and feminine hygiene bags.

Workers should be trained in the safest and most effective way of cleaning a rest room in a systematic manner in the least amount of time. 

Your comments and questions are important. I hope to hear from you soon.  Until then, keep it clean….


Mickey Crowe has been involved in the industry for over 35 years. He is a trainer, speaker and consultant. You can reach Mickey at 678.314.2171 or