School year has just come to an end, but it won’t be long before it’s time for pupils to return to the classrooms. Many primary and secondary schools are already making arrangements for deep cleaning and regular disinfection. Some are employing permanent staff, while others prefer to contract out to professional cleaning companies.
Benefits of Using Cleaning Companies for Schools
Schools are extremely busy settings most of the year. Closures for half terms and seasonal holidays provide an opportunity for deep cleaning and disinfection. Those are best carried out by professional cleaners, who can bring specialist tools and products. Such equipment ensures better quality and efficiency. Furthermore, all cleaning company staff goes through extensive training, which includes specific treatments and sanitisation processes, as well as handling of chemicals and disinfectants.
During the school year, cleaning of the premises must be a daily task. Professional cleaners can provide the flexibility any headteacher needs – work out of hours and send replacement if a staff member is sick or unavailable. More importantly, commercial cleaning companies have access to non-toxic virucidal and antibacterial cleaning agents. That is extremely beneficial for pupils who may suffer from a variety of chemical allergies.
EV dry steam cleaning systems are perfect for deep cleaning and disinfection in schools. Not only do they naturally kill viruses and germs, but also prevent reaction to common allergens such as pollen. Those machines, however, are a substantial investment not every public school can afford and they require a specific training. A more cost-effective and efficient option is contracting a cleaning company which uses those tools.
Benefits of Using Cleaning Companies for Childcare Settings
While schools have off weeks several times a year, nurseries and childcare settings are open almost all year round. The gentle age of the children who attend also means that impeccable hygiene cannot be compromised.
We now know that COVID-19 does not severely affect children, especially in preschool age, but they can still get infected and pass it on to adults and others who are vulnerable. Nursery staff are briefed on daily cleaning and disinfection to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. In most cases, though, this training is quite vague and often the requirements are not applied correctly. This is one of the main reasons why childcare facilities should really work with professional cleaning companies. Many commercial cleaners have packages that perfectly serve nurseries and similar settings. The cleaning is thorough, safe and efficient. The service is usually carried out either early in the morning before the children arrive or late in the evening when they go home. Nevertheless, all team members who work in buildings attended by children are DBS checked and vetted. It gives the nursery manager a level of assurance and allows them to focus on their own staff who cares for the little ones.
Like in schools, the use of non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning products and tools is extremely beneficial for nursery children and their emerging immune system.
If you are a school headteacher, member of the PTA or a nursery manager, contact London Cleaning Systems. We will be happy to work with you and provide top quality cleanliness and safety for the children in your care.