School Cleaning Process: Schools are out for the summer and this is the perfect time to have them cleaned professionally. A lot of public schools across the country rely on internal staff to do the task, but during the 6-week break, we say it is best to contract out to a good cleaning company. There is a lot that needs to be done for the safety and wellbeing of pupils and staff and a well-trained and specialised team fits the bill just right. Here’s what the process looks like.
The summer holiday is the time for extra deep cleaning of schools. This is not just a thorough clean of the different areas, but in fact, leaving no place without attention. Air vents usually take priority as they are so important for the good ventilation within the school and vital for pupils’ concentration and general health. Over the last term, they may have accumulated a lot of pollen, which is a powerful allergen and could cause a lot of discomfort for staff and students, who suffer from hay fever.
Classrooms and all items in them need to be deep cleaned and disinfected too. In primary schools, and especially Early Years and Key Stage 1, this process can take a very long time. Children normally enjoy a wide selection of toys and books, which all need a good wipe for disinfection.
Kitchen Cleaning and Disinfection
The school’s kitchen is a type of a commercial kitchen and therefore needs specific cleaning products and tools. We always suggest using eco-friendly cleaners and solutions in schools, not only in the kitchen but in every other area. Chemicals can cause strong allergic reactions, burns or poisoning if not handled appropriately. To clean the school’s kitchen and canteen effectively, we would recommend the use of an EV dry steam cleaner. The steam is powerful enough to dissolve any stubborn stains, grime and burnt-ons, while posing no risk to the health of workers and children. The machine can also be combined with non-toxic virucidal and antibacterial disinfectants for an extra layer of protection.
Toilet Cleaning and Disinfection
Toilets in schools are true germ breeders. Many pupils avoid using them because they are often blocked, smell bad or just look not clean enough. During the summer holidays, every school should make sure the toilets are deep cleaned, deodorised and disinfected. If there are faults, repair works should take place in preparation for the new academic year.
When all rooms and indoor areas of the school have been cleaned, it’s time to wash the carpets. Young children in their first years of education spend a lot of time sitting or playing on the carpets. They also walk on them with their outdoor shoes, which imminently transfers soil, dirt, germs and allergens onto the carpets. Vacuuming alone cannot get rid of those and they remain trapped between the fibres. The main concern is that children inhale the harmful particles and microorganisms and this could make them ill. Dirty carpets are especially dangerous for children with dust allergies, hay fever, asthma and other respiratory conditions.
Does your school need a reliable cleaning provider over the summer holidays? London Cleaning Systems operate in various boroughs of the capital. Contact us today to see how we can help you.