If you run a daycare or charter school, work as a teacher or school administrator, or are the parents of young children, then you know that the fall months bring the traditional start of a season we ALL dread.
No, we’re not talking about classes, books, and dirty looks. Rather, we’re talking about the back-to-school GERMS kids pass around, and often bring home along with new friends and homework!
But, the good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. Regular cleaning by a trusted janitorial service as part of overall building maintenance services provided by experts can help to prevent passing around the bacteria and viruses that cause the cold and flu, and other nasty illnesses.
How a good janitorial service helps prevent illness
Did you know that many common pathogens — those pesky bacteria and viruses that make us sick — are able to live on inanimate surfaces? It’s true. The virus that causes the common cold has been shown to survive on indoor surfaces for up to seven days!
And that, of course, is how illness spreads. We touch something, and then pass it through contact, and/or get ill and spread it through coughing and sneezing. It’s a dirty cycle. But a good cleaning and janitorial service can break the cycle.
We all know how important it is to have clean restrooms and trash removal. A great janitorial service will take it even further, to protect your students and staff. All cleaning services in daycares and schools should include regularly wiping down desks, door handles, and light switches. Regular cleaning is the only way to disinfect surfaces that might have lingering germs ready to pick up.
In addition, good janitorial services include cleaning windows and floors, so folks don’t pick up or track home anything unintentionally.
And don’t just take our word for it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends making prevention a high priority during cold and flu season, namely by cleaning with effective disinfectants and frequent hand washing. They warn that pathogens on surfaces are just as likely to contaminate individuals as coming in close contact with someone who is sick with the pathogen itself.
Convinced? We recommend that to make the most of your janitorial services, you (or your facilities manager) sit down with your cleaning services team and come up with a plan for effective maintenance that outlines your needs.
Any good cleaning service or facilities management service will also provide cleaning products you can keep on hand for spot cleaning and more.
Whatever you do, you can’t afford to ignore the issue. The health of your staff and students depends on getting the right janitorial services for your facility.
Did you know? System4 of Georgia offers building maintenance services for charter schools, daycares, medical and dental clinics, automotive dealerships, and office buildings. All can benefit from our commercial cleaning, maintenance and landscaping service in Suwanee, GA.
We make lives easier by bundling services into one easy-to-reach, reliable source for service! Whether you’re a facility manager, director of facilities, property manager, regional manager, or purchasing agent, we can provide the complete package of services you need.
Please visit our website for more information. We look forward to working with you!