Schools are a hotbed for germs even in the best of times. But now, with the ever-changing environment with COVID-19, parents and school employees are more concerned than ever before about cleaning educational facilities well enough that the virus doesn’t spread through the classroom and halls. How can we better clean academic buildings to ensure the lowest risk of transmitting a virus? Here are some tips for cleaning and disinfecting your school facilities that protect students, teachers, and anyone else who may need to go into a school.
1. Clean More Frequently
Cleaning frequently can be a challenge with daycares, schools, and colleges in session all day, but cleaning educational facilities more often will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the seasonal flu and other viruses. This may impact your contract, but most people are willing to put a little extra into cleaning to reduce risks in today’s ever-changing climate.
2. Clean High-Frequency Touch Points
Some commercial cleaners may do this already, but you need to pay special attention to high-touch surfaces like doorknobs, faucets, light switches, lockers, etc. If you’re cleaning a daycare or school that caters to small children, check play areas and other shared spaces for things that get touched or passed around. At Integrity Janitorial Cleaning Services, we make it a point to clean and disinfect all high-frequency touchpoints.
3. Follow Official Guidance
There are many guidelines for effectively cleaning educational facilities. The CDC and World Health Organization provide helpful tips for reducing the risk of COVID-19 and other viruses. Still, we also encourage you to check with your state and local health officials to determine if there are specific requirements in your area.
4. Boost Personal Hygiene Practices
Cleaning crews encounter many potentially contaminated areas. Washing hands regularly can significantly reduce the risks of infection and the spread of hazardous germs and viruses.
5. Consistent Cleaning Staff
Keeping the same cleaning team each time is better because they know the facility and can be more efficient, but having fewer people pass through your facility means a reduced risk of infection.
We know it’s critical to clean educational buildings and grounds that host students and teachers throughout the day. It may make the work a little more challenging, but in the end, you’ll feel you have a facility that provides an environment conducive to learning.
We Can Help
Since 1995, Integrity Janitorial Cleaning Services has earned our trusted reputation by providing results. Regardless of your needs, we can deliver a commercial cleaning program that offers consistent, quality cleaning and disinfecting that keeps your education facility safe and healthy all year long. We also understand the benefits of using green-friendly products to protect your environment.
Schedule your free consultation today to learn more about our tips for cleaning and disinfecting your school. Additionally, you can call us right away at 404-530-0811.