Summer is all about deep cleaning tasks for custodians. The jobs that need to get done, but that often get overlooked during the regular school year due to time demands elsewhere. While the goal is to preserve and maintain all of the hard work from summer, it can be difficult due to the demanding responsibilities and fast-paced environment during the school year.

Now that the kids are back in school, facilities directors should take steps to keep them there through effective cleaning processes and proper disinfection to prevent the outbreak and spread of germs. Here are some steps you can take:

#1 – Promote hand washing – many infectious diseases are spread due to unclean hands. Hands should be washed with soap and water for 20 seconds. Providing antibacterial hand gel is also beneficial in the fight against germs.  Antibacterial hand gels kill 99.99% of the most common germs in  as little as 15 seconds.

#2 – Microfibers- switching from traditional mops and rags to microfiber products could contribute to more efficient cleaning and better disinfection. Microfibers are able to attach to even the smallest of dirt particles providing a deep clean.

#3 – Daily Desktop Disinfection – According to a study done by Dr. Charles Gerba, desktops are the #1 dirtiest surface in schools and contribute most to the spread of germs and illness. Squeegeeing desk surfaces daily with a proper disinfectant can remove more of the germs.

Following these three tips can contribute to the health of everyone and keep attendance high. Make sure to do frequent quality control checks to ensure that you are cleaning the right way!

Need help putting together a school cleaning plan and budget? Call Pike Systems today: 630-896-6373