Nurseries and schools have just welcomed children after a long closure during the national lockdown. As we have now learned, those educational settings could play a significant role in the transmission of the virus and therefore, deep cleaning and disinfection are essential.
How are Nurseries and Schools Deep Cleaning and Disinfection Different
Educational and childcare settings are commercial properties and require a different type of treatment than residential properties. Deep cleaning must be done when the building is empty. No children and staff should be present when the cleaning team comes to complete the work. It also takes longer than deep cleaning a house due to the size and complexity of the job. Disinfection is a must and should be done according to national and international health standards.
What Tools and Products are Used
Like we already mentioned schools and nurseries are business settings, so they are treated with special equipment suitable for commercial cleaning. At London Cleaning Systems, we use EV3000i dry steam cleaner. This is a cutting-edge tool utilised in the innovative fogging method. It allows fast and efficient steam disinfection without leaving wet surfaces. The steam is also combined with approved antibacterial and virucidal chemicals for maximum sanitisation of all surfaces. These solutions are non-toxic and pose no harm to the health of children or adults who work in the settings. It is crucial for every nursery and school management team to ensure that the cleaning agents used in the property do not contain allergens. Many pupils and staff members live with respiratory conditions and a variety of allergies and should not come in contact with certain chemicals.
Cleaning is still Essential Even without the Pandemic
Educational and childcare buildings have always required a much higher level of hygiene than any other commercial places. Young children are susceptible to a variety of infections that can be caused by different bacteria and viruses. Deep cleaning and disinfection are recommended during each half term and longer school break. Since Easter holiday is fast approaching, this could be the best time to book a service!
In-house Cleaner or Outsourcing to a Cleaning Company?
Many schools have their cleaning staff and don’t rely on outside companies for regular cleaning. While this may be the more cost-effective option, when it comes to deep cleaning and disinfection, trusting professionals with extensive skills and experience is best. At London Cleaning Systems, we have a team of specially trained and fully equipped cleaners, who comply with the COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations. We normally cover the following areas:
- Woodford Green
- Canary Wharf
- Shepherd’s Bush
Of course, if your school or nursery falls out of these boroughs, but within London, we may still be able to help. Give us a call or send an email to find out if we can dispatch a team to your postcode.