Commercial kitchen cleaning is a demanding job, especially if the kitchen is a large one. And, when the word “deep” is added to cleaning a commercial kitchen, the job becomes even more challenging. While it is not required by law that a commercial kitchen is cleaned by professional cleaners, it only makes sense as the job requires knowledge and the use of industrial-strength cleaning products not available to non-professionals. Especially with the advent of COVID, which is still going on some two years later, the requirement of not only cleaning and sanitizing but disinfecting as well is a priority. (it is important to note that sanitizing only kills surface bacteria while disinfecting kills viruses as well as bacteria. Both procedures have appropriate cleaning chemical products approved by the Environmental Protection Agency) For a deep commercial kitchen cleaning, all areas, including the following, must be thoroughly washed, cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected:
All surfaces, including countertops, shelves, range and fridge tops, tables, stools, and chairs, must be wiped with disinfectant and let air dry.
Sinks must be thoroughly scrubbed and disinfected.
All appliances, including cooking, baking, refrigeration, and dishwashing equipment, must be cleaned and disinfected inside and out.
All trash and garbage cans must be cleaned and disinfected.
If there are garbage disposals, they must be scrubbed out and disinfected.
Light fixtures need to be dismantled (if possible) and thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
Most industrial kitchens are required by law to have state-approved exhaust fans. These fans are complicated to clean and disinfect properly but must be done. This is where commercial cleaners will have been trained and experienced to do the job properly.
Floors are a big concern when cleaning commercial kitchens. Depending on the material making up the floor will determine how best to clean and disinfect them. Again, a commercial cleaning service will know how to do the floors correctly.
All cooking utensils, containers, pots, and pans should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Some can be done in the industrial dishwasher, but some may need to be done by hand.
As you can see, the job of deep cleaning a commercial kitchen is complicated and can’t be done in a few minutes. Most commercial kitchens, if not all, are required to be inspected every year and receive a license to operate. The inspectors are trained to look for even the smallest of infractions and will quickly cite anything found lacking. If your commercial kitchen is located in Ocala, Florida, or surrounding areas, including The Villages, Gainesville, or Orlando, there is an outstanding Gold Star commercial and residential cleaning service available. Cassie’s Meticulous Touch has been deep-cleaning commercial kitchens for over 20 years. She offers a free estimate. If you have questions and want to make an appointment for an estimate, please call her office at (352) 216-0513. And to learn more about the many services Cassie’s Meticulous offers, visit her website at https://cassiesocalafl.com.