No one likes cleaning toilets and the reason is obvious. In fact, I do not think anyone is innately fond of the concept of cleaning, in general. However, someone has to do it and if you are that poor soul then you might as well do it right. In this article, we are going to talk about tips and tricks on how to clean toilet partitions.
Installing toilet partitions in your establishment is no easy task. There is a lot of thought and discussions that go with planning and design. Careful considerations have to be put in place to make sure that the installation will, not only fit the toilet room but in fact optimize the space as well. There are also bound to be a lot of different kinds of toilet partitions that you might actually have to study a few ones to make sure you get it right.
Basics of Cleaning Toilet Partitions
If you are done installing the toilet partition, you cannot rest just yet. Actually, this is when the hard part starts which is the maintenance of your brand new toilet partitions. While a lot of brains and brawns goes into the planning and installation of the toilet partition, maintenance will most likely test your willpower and your attention to detail. Toilet partition cleaning, like most cleaning tasks, relies on a timely routine. It cannot be emphasized enough that toilet partitions need to be cleaned regularly throughout its life cycle. If this is not followed, the supposed lifetime of the toilet partition might not reach the duration it was intended for. And that would be the least of your worries. Unsanitary toilet equipment leads to customer dissatisfaction and could even cause sickness and injury to them and ultimately lead to losses.
Before you plan out your toilet partition cleaning routine there is some basic information about your toilet partition that you should know about. First, you need to know what sort of material your toilet partition is made of. This will largely affect how you will go about with your cleaning. The wrong cleaning method may cause the material of your toilet partition to deteriorate, thereby shortening its lifespan. Second, you have to familiarize yourself with the different parts of the toilet partition. Most of these parts are moving, or movable, which means that they can get tricky to clean as dirt and dust can get stuck between the joints. There are two main areas in the toilet partition that you have to keep in mind when cleaning and these are the surface material and the backbone hardware.
Cleaning Powder Coated Steel Toilet Partitions
The powder-coated steel toilet partitions are one of the more common types of toilet partitions. They are made from steel sheets that are galvanized under pressure after being cemented. When cleaning these kinds of toilet partitions, the first thing you want to do is to gather warm water. Heat increases solubility which makes it easier to remove stains and other foreign substances that are stuck on the surface. The same concept is observable when comparing how fast coffee powder dissolves in warm water compared to cold water. With that said, make sure you have a bucket full of warm water or more depending on how many toilet partitions you intend to clean. Mix mild soap or detergent with warm water. It should dilute nicely with the warm water.
After you have the soapy warm water ready, it is now time to start the actual cleaning. You can choose either a piece of cloth or a sponge to scrub the surface of the toilet partition. Afterward, you can begin to rinse the soap away with clean water. Make sure that the water is clean enough so as not to introduce another dirtying agent. The next step is, of course, to dry the surface. This step is crucial for two reasons. One, wet surfaces are quicker to get dirty which means that all your effort could be put in vain if people start using it while it’s wet. And second, powder-coated steel has a tendency to rust if it is exposed too much to water. You can use a soft cloth in drying. Make sure that it is absorbent.
Finally, you can top it off by waxing the surface. These powder-coated steels have similar properties to automobile exteriors. You can use the same wax to finish the job. This will give the toilet partitions extra luster as a stamp of sanitation. And, in the same way as automobiles, it will help preserve the surface integrity and thus the lifespan of the toilet partition.
Cleaning Plastic Laminate Toilet Partitions
Perhaps one of the more commonly used materials for toilet partitions is the plastic laminate. It is made with particleboard laminated with a resistant plastic surface. The apparent reason for its popularity is its price point. Among the toilet partitions, this is one of the cheaper ones albeit not sacrificing the quality of the product. And because the dominant material of the toilet partition is the particleboard, it is also quite light. Thus, remodeling or reinstalling the toilet partition will be a breeze. Despite the quality for its price point however, it has its downside. Compared to other toilet partitions, it may be one of the least likely to extend its lifespan beyond what it is originally touted for. The particleboard has poor resistance against water and will crumble quite soon after the laminate protecting it is damaged. Thus, it is imperative to continuously check for these signs, as it means that the toilet partition is in need of repair or replacement.
Plastic laminate toilet partitions are vulnerable to two kinds of damages. First, it can succumb to the usual dirt and smudge. And second, greasy stains can stick to the laminate. There are distinct ways to deal with each one.
Your primary weapon in dealing with dirt and smudges is a mild cleaning solution. You can wipe this on the surface using a non-abrasive cloth.