This goes without saying, but restaurant furniture needs regular maintenance and cleaning to comply with health regulations and provide customers with a hygienic place to eat and hang-out. The demand for cleanliness, however, has only intensified thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. You can no longer follow your traditional cleaning methods to clean tables, chairs and other areas of your furniture.
Extra care must be taken to make sure restaurant tables are in top condition and wiped clean regularly. Tables are after all what will experience the most traffic in your eatery. This is where people will eat, drink and talk. As such, they are ground zero for infections to fester and spread. This is why Covid-protocols require restaurant tables to be cleaned consistently right after one customer leaves and before another occupies the place.
So what should you use when cleaning your restaurant table tops? Will soapy water suffice or should you opt for sanitizers instead? We will try to answer all your questions here.
What Scientists Say About the Covid-19 Virus
The virus has been a part of our lives for two years. This time was enough for scientists to draw certain accurate conclusions about the potency and contagious nature of this virus. Overwhelming majority of experts believe that the Covid-19 virus can rest on hard surfaces such as table tops for days. To make sure the virus isn’t on your table means cleaning it consistently.
Guide to Cleaning Restaurant Tables
Now getting rid of the virus is pretty easy. Everything from alcohol to sanitizers can get the job done. However, soap was found to be the most effective to get rid of viruses on hard table surfaces. Simply wiping the surface with soapy water will result in the virus being eradicated. As such, we recommend using soapy water to clean your table and get rid of Covid-19.
It is recommended to clean the tables after every seating. Also make sure you wipe the tables if they haven’t been used for long periods. Another reason why we are recommending soap over sanitizers is because it is the least damaging solution for table tops. If you have wooden table tops, then use of alcohol, bleach or sanitizers, especially on table tops made of timber wood should be avoided at all costs.
It is perfectly normal to be worried about damaging your furniture with excessive cleaning. If you are apprehensive about doing damage to your tables, we recommend laying plastic covers on your furniture to make cleaning easy without risking damage to them. This may affect your restaurant’s aesthetics. However, desperate times call for desperate measures. As such, the above tip will help you maintain the integrity of your tables while making sure it lasts ages, maybe even outlasting the pandemic.
If you are looking for high-end tables that are durable and easy to clean, we suggest giving us at Restaurant Furniture Plus a call or exploring our catalog to find the ideal table top for your restaurant.