There are a lot of things to keep track of inside and outside of your convenience store, so if you’ve forgotten about cleaning your squeegee buckets, we understand! If you have forgotten, though, make it a top priority for your next round of cleaning. Dirty, smelly squeegee buckets can make a lasting impression on your customers… in a bad way.
What happens when you neglect your squeegee buckets
Take a peek into one of your squeegee buckets. What does the wash solution look and smell like? Is it black, slimy, or full of dirt and debris? Does it smell swampy or stagnant? You have a problem.
When customers take out a squeegee and clean their windshield, they’re wiping off all the dirt, dead insects, bird droppings, and smoke film. Where does all that mess go when they’re finished? Back into the wash container that held previously clean solution. And that’s just one customer! Imagine how many times this happens over the course of one day.
If your squeegee buckets and squeegees aren’t cleaned regularly, bacteria can grow quickly, causing bad odors and dirty buckets that will drive your customers away.
How to keep your squeegee buckets clean
To prevent foul-smelling squeegee buckets and keep customers happy, follow these steps:
Change squeegee bucket water every 1 to 2 days.
If the emptied squeegee buckets stink, take a few minutes each to scrub them down with soap and water. Rinse them completely before filling them with fresh cleaning solution.
Rinse out your squeegees often and replace them as needed.
A consistent cleaning routine will keep your squeegee buckets smelling fresh and free of bacteria.
Pick a green glass cleaner
Next, fill the squeegee buckets up with a glass cleaner solution that’s effective and environmentally friendly. ORUS® Concentrate Glass Cleaner prevents odor and slime in squeegee buckets. It’s also phosphate-free, making it biodegradable and less likely to accumulate and harm the environment. One scoop of ORUS® in concentrated form dissolves in 2.5 gallons of water in seconds. Alternatively, you can simply drop one ORUS tab in each squeegee bucket and add water. Your squeegee buckets are ready to be used!
Keep your convenience store sparkling clean (inside and out)
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