A metal locker is one of the most durable and reliable storage solutions there are, used prominently in a variety of environments and industries, from gyms and schools to warehouses and offices. However, as reliable as they are, your metal lockers need to be properly maintained and cleaned to prevent things like dust and moisture from getting at the contents. In the article below we’ll take you through a simple, step-by-step process on how you can easily clean out metal lockers.
Cleaning your Metal Lockers
- Empty out your locker first. An obvious first step, but one we’ll bring up anyway, you should always make sure to empty out your metal lockers before starting the cleaning process. This will not only help you with the cleaning process, but it might also help you identify clutter in your locker.
- Dust the locker. Once the locker has been emptied, you should start off by dusting the locker off. Use any dry-wipe tools you can for this process, things like cloth or tissue paper, rather than anything wet.
- Wipe down your locker with disinfecting wipes. Make sure to thoroughly wipe the insides, both sides of your door, and your lock. Depending on how big your locker is, this shouldn’t take more than a few minutes (unless your locker is really dirty). Use at least three wipes to ensure that enough of the disinfectant is being spread and to avoid cross-contamination.
- For really dirty lockers you may want some warm, soapy water and a sponge to really get at the grime, then a spray with disinfectant and wipe down.
- Let your locker dry for a few minutes. It takes a certain amount of time (usually 10 minutes) for all the bacteria to be disinfected (destroyed/killed). Refer to the label on your disinfecting wipes’ package. It should say something like “takes X minutes to disinfect.
- As an optional tip, you can place something in your locker after this to help prevent odours. You can use things like a box of Baking Soda to achieve this.
- Replace the contents. Once cleaned and dried out, you can put the contents of your locker back into your newly cleaned locker.
That concludes this brief article on the proper way to clean out your metal lockers. Depending on what the locker is used for and what the environment around the locker is, unpleasant materials and crumbs and clutter can build up very quickly, so it’s important that you stay on top of the state of your lockers. If you were interested in buying lockers for your home or workplace, you can see our range of metal lockers here. Some of our other popular choices of locker include our range of plastic lockers, laminate lockers and cube lockers.