Does Your Restaurant Kitchen Need Deep Cleaning?
The kitchen is the heart of every restaurant and the revenue-generating room of your business. This means that it is highly important that the kitchen is always kept at its cleanest, especially during times like this with the ongoing pandemic. Besides, having a dirty kitchen would result in a poor grade from Singapore’s National Environmental Agency (NEA) and could hurt your brand’s reputation.
Yes, your staff might wash and scrub kitchen surfaces and the floor every night during closing time, but is that really enough, and does that uphold the best standards of hygiene for your establishment and NEA? The clear answer is no, as every restaurant’s kitchen requires deep cleaning services from professional cleaning companies in Singapore from time to time. Read to find out how to maintain the highest level of hygiene in your restaurant.
Start With The Grimiest Areas
Oil, crumbs, syrups and sauces spill and splatter on the kitchen floor during slam time. Your chefs and staffs might do cleanup religiously every night, but there is no way they will be able to clean up stains and spills immediately during the dinner rush, and we are all familiar with food splatter that is left to dry on its own – they stick, and it almost never comes off completely unless with professional cleaning tools.
Appliances and Equipment
Not all kitchen appliances come into direct contact with food, but that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be cleaned regularly. Oil and grease stick onto the surfaces of these appliances due to the kitchen’s humid environment, and we should not neglect these surfaces. And no, a simple wet cloth soaked in soap is insufficient to rid these germs.
To ensure the highest level of hygiene, appliances such as the fridge, interior of the oven, microwave oven and coffee machines should also be dismantled (if possible) and thoroughly cleaned or washed whenever possible.
Sinks and Washing Stations
Washing stations might look clean since it is normally kept further away from all the grime and grease, but don’t let your eyes fool you, as all the gunk that you clean out from your appliances and wash off in the sink might still be lingering somewhere at the bottom of the kitchen sink. But the good news is these areas can be easily cleaned with a strong dose of cleaning chemical, which dissolves solidified gunk in your sink.
Vents and Kitchen Hoods
With heavy usage of the kitchen hood and ventilation system, you should also have a routine cleaning and servicing roster to ensure that the ventilation system is working well at all times. In fact, a ventilator that is not working at its optimal is unable to filter out vapour and condensation as effectively, which leads to an unhygienic build-up of grease and grime on surfaces in the kitchen. As a general rule of thumb, deep cleaning done by an industrial cleaning professional should be done more often if your establishment uses the deep fryer frequently.
Get Your Kitchen Squeaky Clean With Lifeline Cleaning
Here at Lifeline Cleaning, we understand that as a restaurant owner, cleanliness is of the utmost priority but not the sole priority. It can be overwhelming to oversee the cleanliness of every corner of your kitchen for the safety of your customers, but we’ve got you covered.
Deep cleaning an industrial kitchen is no easy task, but our restaurant-cleaning team is more than equipped to deal with any type of kitchens at local restaurants. We provide reliable and efficient service that will ensure a good grade from the NEA when the time for a hygiene inspection comes.
Contact us today to get a quote.