A spotless commercial kitchen is extremely important for health & safety reasons. With regular maintenance, commercial cleaning does not have to be a particularly difficult or time-consuming task. The best approach to professionally cleaning a commercial kitchen is to divide the job into a series of smaller tasks. Here are some instructions on how to professionally clean hard surfaces, non-carpeted floors, and bins.

What you will need:

  • A mop & bucket
  • A broom
  • A Dustpan & brush
  • Paper towels or clean, lint-free towels/microfibre cloths
  • Non-abrasive scrubbing pad
  • Non-food contact brush or scouring pad
  • A multi-purpose cleaner, such as Flash Professional Disinfecting Multi-Purpose Cleaner
  • A floor cleaner, such as Flash
  • Rubber gloves

Cleaning Hard Surfaces

  • Set any storage items to the side.
  • Remove loose debris from the surface, and discard into a bin.
  • Holding the bottle about eight to 12 inches away from the surface to avoid over-spray, spray Flash Professional Disinfecting Multi-Purpose Cleaner onto the area to be cleaned.


  • If customers are nearby, spray in a direction that is away from them, or spray directly onto a clean towel or paper towel.
  • Clean a small area at a time so the cleaner does not streak. If streaking occurs, use less product and/or allow to air dry. (Dry buffing is not required).
  • To properly disinfect, allow the surface to remain wet for ten minutes.
  • When the surface is dry, replace any items generally stored on the surface.
  • If used, remove and discard disposable gloves.
  • Wash your hands before returning to work.

Cleaning Non-Carpet Flooring

  • Sweep the floor first.
  • Mop the floor with a hot soapy-water solution. For example, use one ounce of Flash per gallon of water.
  • Mop the floor a second time with a fresh bucket of plain hot water to clean up any excess soap.


  • For safety purposes, put out a wet floor sign in the area which is to be mopped.
  • Fill a four-gallon mop bucket to the fill line with warm water.
  • For water hardness up to 250 ppm, add two ounces of Flash per gallon of water; for water hardness up to 400 ppm, add three ounces per gallon of water. (Note: Change the mop bucket solution when it becomes dirty and after every use.)
  • Place the mop in the solution and wet thoroughly.
  • Lightly twist the mop in the wringer, leaving enough solution in the mop to thoroughly wet the floor. (Note: The surface must remain wet for ten minutes in order to disinfect.)
  • Starting at the farthest point from the door, mop a ten foot by ten foot area.
  • Move to the next area, working towards the doorway and repeat Steps four through seven.
  • To disinfect heavily soiled surfaces, repeat Steps four through seven. Allow surface to air dry.
  • Remove wet floor sign only when the surface is thoroughly dry.

Cleaning Out Bins

  • Remove the bin bag from each bin.
  • Make sure no liquid drips onto the floor, dispose of the bin bags properly, recycling if possible.
  • Using Flash, scrub the containers both on the inside and on the outside with a non-food contact brush or scouring pad.
  • Rinse with water.
  • Empty the dirty water.
  • Allow the containers to air-dry.
  • Place new bin bags in the containers.
  • Place containers back into their proper locations.

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