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Back to School Cleaning Checklist for 2021

Posted by ServiceMaster | August 13th, 2021 | Categories : School Cleaning

With the summer months are coming to an end, it won’t be long before schools will be filling up again with teachers, students, and staff. Luckily, there’s still plenty of time for a thorough educational facility cleaning to ensure that the rooms, floors, and more are in pristine condition.

ServiceMaster Twin Cities’ janitorial experts offer a back-to-school cleaning checklist for what you need to know in 2021 to keep all patrons in your educational facility safe and healthy:

Make Sure Custodial Staff Have Routine Checklists

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), educational facility cleaning requires both regular cleaning and disinfecting to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19 and the flu from spreading throughout the school.

If your facility uses your own custodial staff, plan and develop a cleaning schedule for the crew to follow. On the other hand, if you choose to hire an educational facility cleaning company, make sure to verify their checklist or help them create a checklist that accounts for every common cleaning procedure – as well as areas and tasks that are unique to your needs. You can trust our janitorial professionals to get the job done right!

Clean & Disinfect High-Touch Items in Every Classroom

Classrooms are going to be areas where students and faculty spend most of their time, so educational facility cleaning needs to prioritize every classroom – as well as high-touch items like:

  • Doorknobs
  • Desks
  • Chairs
  • Blackboards
  • Whiteboards
  • Workstations
  • Computers
  • And more

These items should be thoroughly disinfected according to CDC guidelines before the students arrive every day and as needed.

Clean & Disinfect Other Areas of the Facility

Besides classrooms, there are plenty of areas that are conducive to the spread of pathogens and should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before school begins. These areas typically include:

  • Restrooms
  • Gyms
  • Changing rooms
  • Pools
  • Band rooms
  • Cafeterias (for students and faculty)
  • Reception office
  • And more

Identify Safe & Effective Cleaning Products

It’s important to remember that the facility is going to be used by a variety of individuals that may be sensitive to strong cleaning products. Ensure that when you purchase cleaning products, only choose those products that are safe for people of all ages and have the least likelihood for contamination.

Pay close attention to the instruction labels and safety precautions before use. For instance, mixing bleach and ammonia can be deadly for those who are exposed to it. When cleaning products with these ingredients are combined, toxic chloramine gas is released, leading to severe irritation to the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs – potentially leading to a coma or even death.

Use Professional Educational Cleaning Services from ServiceMaster Twin Cities

If you need assistance cleaning your educational facility, contact the professionals at ServiceMaster Twin Cities. Our educational facility cleaning services include regular daily cleaning as well as high-level CDC-compliant disinfection disinfecting to keep your school clean. And because every educational facility cleaning has its own needs, we will work around your schedule to minimize interruption to your school.

Contact ServiceMaster Twin Cities to speak with a representative today to find out what our educational facility cleaning services can do for your facility today.

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