Nothing ruins a dining out experience like messy floors, dusty windows, and dirty bathrooms. When the restaurant, cafÃ©, or bar is not clean, you start to question the management, the service, and ultimately the food. If that happens, the restaurant starts losing money. Taking the time to clean properly will prevent those issues and keep customers coming back for more. Good sanitation begins with proper cleaning tools and the most important tool is the brush. This guide provides the basics of janitorial cleaning brushes to ensure your business stays in tip-top shape.Shop All Janitorial Equipment
There is a lot more to brushes than meets the eye. There are dozens of different types of brushes, each type has a specific use, and there are different bristles for every type of job. That's a lot to take in! The easiest place to start is a list of the basic janitorial brushes every foodservice operation needs:
For use on all surfaces to remove dust particles and boost visual appeal
Floor and Wall Brush
For use on non-carpet floors and walls to remove grease and grime before mopping
For use on tile floors to clear heavy dirt and grime from between tiles
Hand and Nail Brush
Placed next to a stainless steel sink to promote proper hygiene when washing hands
For clearing floors of dirt and dust before scrubbing and mopping
Placed in restrooms next to the toilet to promote frequent and thorough cleaning and sanitation
There are different bristles available for different jobs. When selecting a bristle type, you'll want to keep in mind several factors, including recovery strength and softness. Recovery strength refers to a bristle's ability to retain its original shape and rigidity, even after consistent use. Bristles with good recovery strength will have a longer useful life and not break or splay out from the center of the brush. Bristle softness is a measure of how coarse bristles are to the touch. Soft bristles are ideal for delicate surfaces you wish to protect from scratches, while hard bristles are useful for cutting through tough grease and grime.
It can be overwhelming, but understanding the bristle types and their typical applications will make your decision easier and ensure that you are purchasing the proper brush for any job.
Vegetable Fiber Bristles
Animal Hair Bristles