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5 School Cleanliness Challenges and How to Solve Them

For a school to function at its best, and fully serve the needs of its students, faculty and staff, it must provide a comfortable, healthy environment. Cleanliness plays a key role in creating that environment. That’s why cleaning services for schools are so important.

Keeping a large building clean and organized might feel impossible, especially when hundreds of children inhabit it each day. Our franchised business owners, trained in school cleaning services and protocols, know how to help. That’s why we want to help you solve your biggest school cleanliness challenges.

Why School Cleaning Matters

Neglecting to keep your school clean can result in more illnesses and absences, reduced performance, higher teacher and staff turnover and reduced property value. Linda Dusenbury, Ph.D. shared with the publication Education World that the first step toward making students feel at ease in the classroom is to “be sure the classroom is clean, orderly, and inviting.” 

In short, a clean learning environment is a more successful one. Take a look at these five school cleanliness challenges, and prioritize them today.

1. Keeping Up with Clutter

Classrooms are busy places with so much activity, that it can be hard to stay on top of keeping them clean. It’s too much to expect of a teacher, even if the kids pitch in and help. It also takes specialized expertise to achieve a clean that is thorough, consistent, and designed to reduce the spread of illness. By having a classroom cleaned regularly by a professional cleaning company, you can avoid the everyday messes and clutter from growing out of control.

2. Germ Hotspots

Groups of children who play and learn together often pass around bacteria and viruses that can lead to illness. Although germs can lurk on most surfaces, some key areas may be more likely to harbor them. The cafeteria and locker room are two examples of germ hotspots.  These need to be cleaned frequently, using the right kind of cleaning products. To familiarize yourself with germ hotspots, take the time to compile a classroom cleaning checklist that lists cleaning tasks and tools.

3. Dirty Floors

Tile and wood floors throughout a school building present possible hazards for slipping or tripping. Floors should be mopped or vacuumed several times a week, if not daily. In addition, a professional school cleaning service should also be able to provide periodic special cleaning for hard floors or grout cleaning for tile.

4. Shared Desks 

When students share desks or chairs, they also share germs. If students in your school rotate among classrooms, so that several kids sit at the same desk throughout the day, there’s an increased chance for germs to spread. Thoroughly cleaning desks and chairs with disinfecting products can reduce the chances of illness.

5. Fabrics and Upholstery

Rugs, beanbags, couches, and upholstered chairs can create a cozy environment and set the stage for story time or group projects. Unfortunately, these soft surfaces also trap germs and odors. Having school surfaces cleaned is especially important for very young children or when kids are permitted to eat snacks in the classroom. Put your trust in a professional school cleaning company that will vacuum classrooms, hallways, and other interior surfaces frequently and then deep clean them a few times per year.

To address school cleaning challenges, schedule regular educational cleaning services with a reputable cleaning company. Coverall’s independent franchise business owners are trained in our tools and protocols designed to help reduce the spread of germs and illnesses. 

They can deliver a thorough, consistent clean each week, and also provide special services for when seasonal deep-cleaning needs arise. A commercial clean can help combat the biggest cleaning challenges and let your school spirit shine!
Posted: 3/3/2020 12:00:00 PM by Stephen Massaro | with 0 comments