Back-to-school season is an exciting time for schools across the New England area, which will soon be buzzing with activity. Despite regular maintenance of your facilities over the summer, preparing for faculty, staff, and students to arrive requires extra effort, especially if your facility hosted summer programs. In order to ensure the cleanliness of your facilities and welcome everyone back safely, there are several important areas to put on your cleaning checklist.
It’s often overlooked, but lockers can be a breeding ground for germs, and therefore an easy way for disease to spread rapidly. Cleaning and disinfecting these are essential to get rid of fingerprints, debris, and grime to start the year strong and healthy.
It is no surprise that restrooms are one of the most unsanitary areas of a school, and it doesn’t take much to make it look unclean. From the grout, faucet and toilet handles, to counter surfaces and hand dryer stations, it is important to clean and disinfect each area so that you can keep germs and bacteria at bay. One main concern for restrooms and other areas using water, like shower rooms, is the presence of mold. Mold can not only be unsightly but can also pose a health hazard, so mold growth needs to be prevented at all costs.
Because cafeterias are one of the most high-traffic areas in a school, they require extra attention to reduce health safety concerns and to maintain a smooth, clean operation. Commercial kitchens take a lot of abuse from cooking for sometimes hundreds of people at a time, so addressing built-up grime, grease, and debris is an essential part of maintaining a healthy school.
When it comes to the health of the students, faculty, and staff in a school, it’s easy to focus on the dirt, grime, and debris that you may see on surfaces like walls, floors, and windows. However, air quality can be the biggest hidden culprit that can affect everyone’s health. Small dust particles, pollen, and other contaminants can quickly accumulate in a crowded school setting and get recirculated into the air unless the HVAC systems are routinely cleaned and maintained. The dirty vents and ducts of an HVAC system can easily account for poor indoor air quality, which can lead to a whole host of health issues. Having the system cleaned regularly is also a great way to prevent expensive repairs and resulting repercussions.
Make back-to-school an easy and smooth transition by adding these areas to your cleaning to-do list for your facility. At New England Cleaning Services, Inc., we help schools and campuses in the eastern Massachusetts area provide a safe learning environment through high standard cleanings. Our expert staff and 40 years of experience in the cleaning industry means that we deliver high-quality results using advanced technologies to handle even specialized laboratories and other controlled environments. Contact our Waltham, MA office at (781) 890-2000to find out how we can transform your campus, whether it’s helping with general cleanings, post-construction cleanups, or even emergencies and restorations. Let’s start the year off right with a professional commercial cleaning company you can trust!
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