Back to School Cleaning Routine for Your School
With the warm summer months drawing to a close, schools will soon be filling up again with teachers, students and staff. That’s why this final quiet month of August is the perfect time for educational facilities to conduct a thorough back to school cleaning. Get your educational facility ready for the school year with these cleaning tips from the experts at ServiceMaster Clean.
Ensure Janitors Have Routine Checklists.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regular cleaning and disinfecting can help prevent infectious diseases like the flu from spreading throughout the school. If your janitorial crew can help students and staff members from getting sick by following strict cleaning regimens, you may even see an increase in attendance.
If you use your own janitorial staff, consider using the months leading into a new school year to plan and develop a cleaning schedule for the crew to follow. If you outsource a janitorial staff, it’s likely that their regimens already include the necessary steps to eliminating germs, dirt and debris from all classroom surfaces.
Clean and Disinfect High-Touch Items Within a Classroom.
Desks, chairs and other classroom materials that will be used most often should be disinfected before the students arrive to help reduce the spread of germs. Wipe down tabletops, doorknobs, whiteboards and other items that will be regularly used by the staff and students.
Clean and Disinfect Other Areas of the School.
Certain areas of a school are more conducive to the spread of germs and bacteria. High-touch areas like restrooms, gyms, changing rooms and cafeterias should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before school begins.
Identify Safe Cleaning Products.
When cleaning schools, it is important to remember that the facility is going to be used by many people, some of which may be sensitive to strong products. Make sure that when you buy cleaning products for your back to school cleaning, you only choose products that are safe for people of all ages. Then, ensure that all staff members who will be using these cleaning products read and understand all instruction labels and safety precautions before use.
Consider Using Professional Janitorial Services.
If you need help cleaning your school, contact the professionals at ServiceMaster Clean. Our janitorial services for education includes daily cleaning as well as high-level disinfecting to keep your school clean throughout the year. We’ll even work around your schedule to ensure we perform our services at your convenience. Find out what our janitorial services for education can do for your facility today.