Being in charge of a bakery means a lot of work. After a whole day spent baking and selling, the most important task is to clean everything thoroughly, so you can enter a clean, ready to use the facility the next morning.
As expected from a place where flour and other ingredients are used on a daily basis, the floors are getting pretty messy by the end of the program, which translates into a lot of work for me. That is why I need to make sure that my task is as easy as possible. Now I will tell you all about cleaning the floors in my bakery at the end of the day.
There are pretty strict rules for cleaning floors in a bakery, and I need to abide by them to the letter. The first thing I need to do is to make sure that all the debris is removed from the floors before I get to mopping the floors and clean them with cleaning solutions. Making sure that there is no debris left in corners and under pieces of equipment is, as I quickly realized, the biggest challenge.
For this reason, I decided to purchase an electric broom. The model I got is very efficient, and it picks up even the smallest particle of flour. For me, it is crucial that my bakery is presentable and clean, and that my clients feel that their health is cared for. The electric broom I purchased helps me thoroughly clean all the corners of the room, so I can afterward clean the floors with a special cleaning solution to eliminate any bacteria and germs. It may not be the best carpet sweeper, but it does a good job.
In regards to the cleaning solutions I use, my favorite is the Lysol All-Purpose Pourable Cleaner. What I like about this particular solution is that it dissolves in water and it does not leave unsightly streaks on your floors. You need a little substance for cleaning a lot of floor area, so it is very efficient, too. Plus, it has a pleasant scent that is not overpowering. I find this to be an excellent disinfectant for the floors in my bakery.
When I’m not in the mood for using the Lysol cleaner, the next I switch to is the Mr. Clean All-Purpose Pourable Cleaner. This is great for all kinds of surfaces, not just for floors, and I can use for washing the sinks and other areas that are in need of a thorough cleaning at the end of the day.
Once I am done with everything, and the floors are dry, I run the electric broom once more, so I can make sure that no flakes from the cleaning solutions I use to remain in the air or on the floors. This is how I end the day. Having a clean bakery to return to in the morning is my best reward.