Back-to-school season is here again and school buildings and campus facilities will soon be buzzing with students, staff and visitors. There is so much work to be done to get the classrooms, restrooms, cafeteria, administrative buildings and the grounds thoroughly cleaned and ready for a new school year.

With halls still empty and most of the staff gone for a couple more weeks, this is the ideal time for your school janitorial company to get your facility scrubbed down, attend to maintenance issues and get your school in tip top condition. So how can you work with your professional janitorial company to make the most of these last summer vacation days in order to get the most from your school cleaning, maintain your campus adequately and be ready to go on the first day of school?

Whether your campus is maintained by a janitorial department or a contracted company, the cleaning products and methods they use are important to keep your campus running smoothly. Here is a checklist that your cleaning personnel should be hitting.

Start At the Bottom With Floor Cleaning

With hallways and classrooms void of heavy foot traffic, make sure that floor cleaning, detailing, waxing and refinishing are at the top of your priorities list. As the school year progresses, dirt, salt, grit and all other manner of sediment have worn their way into and onto the floors. Ongoing floor maintenance such as carpet cleaning, floor stripping and scrubbing is necessary to extend the life of your flooring. Make note of areas that are wearing down so you can give your commercial floor cleaner the information they need to leave them looking brand new.

Making Restrooms Look Presentable Again

Your school’s restrooms and locker rooms should be next in line for a deep cleaning. Heavy and prolonged use throughout the school year can leave these areas in needing extra attention. Summer provides the ideal opportunity to get some deep cleaning and repairs to these critical locations.

Clean and Disinfect High Touch Surfaces and Objects

It is crucial that you sanitize surfaces and objects that are touched often, such as desks, countertops, doorknobs, faucet handles, phones, computer keyboards, hands-on learning items and toys. Some schools may also require daily disinfecting these items. Standard procedures often call for disinfecting specific areas of the school, like bathrooms.

Tackle Larger School Cleaning Projects

A clean and well maintained school creates an engaging, positive learning environment that sends everyone the right message. A detailed inspection of your school and learning facilities can help you and your janitorial services company uncover areas that might require attention. Building maintenance projects might include items like power washing, wall repair, roof repairs and painting, professional floor care, complete window cleaning and even construction cleanup after summer renovations. Likewise, your janitorial services company can tackle heavily trafficked areas like cafeterias, gyms and bathrooms to do deep cleaning that prepare these spaces for the busy school year and flood of students.

Once you’re finished, your school grounds should look fresh and shiny for a new year of learning. If you need a professional cleaning service to take care of your school, contact the experts at OctoClean today. Contact our office at 1-888-540-0828 for more information on our school cleaning services.