Over the summer, schools aren’t exactly empty—classes, sports, and other activities still take place—but that’s nothing compared to the mad rush of the school year. It’s not just the students either. Teachers, staff, and parents make schools some of the most used facilities anyone will ever walk through. It’s surprising that schools can be kept clean at all!
Luckily, Kep Klen has some advice to ensure your school is ready for the fall semester. A clean facility has countless benefits. With so many people touching every surface, cleanliness reduces the risk of spreading illness. Shining, clutter-free floors in hallways help facilitate students being on time to class as well. Performing a deep clean before students arrive can help eliminate allergens. But these are only a few ways a clean facility can help.
Below are a few focus areas to help the school year start off on the right foot. A school cleaning company near you can certainly help, but these are a few areas you can consider on your own.
No One Likes a Dirty Bathroom
Everyone uses them and everyone hopes they’re clean when they open the door. No one loves cleaning bathrooms, but it’s essential to ensure they are usable and sanitary. Before the school year begins, either with a professional school cleaning company or otherwise, make sure the bathrooms are spotless. Doing this before the school year begins makes it far easier to keep them clean over the course of the year. Starting the school year with unclean bathrooms is a recipe for disaster.
Mind Where You Walk
Floors—tile and carpeted—are perfect homes for allergens and bacteria. It’s nearly impossible to get all of them, but ensuring the facility is clean before the school year begins is a good first step. Over the summer, kids and parents have been tracking in all sorts of contaminants from the outside world, and if the cleaning schedule hasn’t been kept up to snuff, the beginning of the school year can just compound the issue.
Let in the Light
Over the summer months, dust can collect on the windows and light fixtures throughout your facility, degrading the quality of lighting and creating a less-than-attractive space. Cleaning off all windows and lights can make a huge difference for your school. It’s easier to learn and creates a friendlier environment that many parents and students are looking for!
Keep Workouts Clean
Gyms, weight rooms, and locker rooms are a double-edged sword. They’re essential for learning how the body works, how to improve health, and generally just to make schools a fun place to be. The problem? All that activity can lead to some not-so-healthy, unpleasant spaces. If gyms, locker rooms, and weight rooms have seen use over the summer—and they likely have—making sure they’re ready for the new school year is an absolute necessity.
This is only a short sampling of the areas that need to be maintained and prepared for the new year. Classrooms, the library, and other spaces shouldn’t be forgotten, but this list suggests a good baseline. If you’re looking for a school cleaning service near you, don’t hesitate to reach out to Kep Klen! We specialize in all things sanitary and can stand up to the unique challenges a school faces.