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Tips for Cleaning Schools Over Summer Break

Tips for Cleaning Schools Over Summer Break

As the seasons change, so do the needs of your school's cleaning schedule. Summer is the perfect opportunity to get your institution in good shape and ready for the new school year. Make sure you are prepared and use the down time to your school's advantage.

 

Get Caught Up With School Cleaning

With the kids out of school and only limited staff on campus, summer is the best time for your cleaning staff or janitorial service to make updates, repairs and deep cleaning that is more challenging when your school is operating at maximum capacity. A complete general maintenance plan during the summer months will ensure that you start the hectic school year brand new. Prepare a written plan. Summer is also a great time to evaluate the condition of your furniture. Flag those items that need to be repaired or should be replaced.

 

Don't Try to Tackle It All At Once

Smaller schools may be done in as little as a month, but larger schools will likely take the entire summer break. Do grade by grade, floor by floor, or wing by wing, depending on the layout of your campus. Without a solid plan, it can all become overwhelming quite quickly without a thorough assessment of the needs and goals. Summer break cleaning shouldn't be hit or miss. Have a written plan as to who will tackle which projects and when. Create a list and perfect it over time so the whole team understands what is expected of them when they clean the facility.

 

Inside Your Buildings

Summer can be the ideal time for general repairs and detailed cleaning that are easier without the usual students and staff walking the halls. A thorough inspection of your school can help your janitorial maintenance company identify areas that might require more attention. School building maintenance projects should include repairing holes and painting walls, thorough floor care, power washing windows and concrete, as well as fixing the ceiling tiles, bathroom stall doors and more. The central goal is to concentrate on those areas in the school that need the most attention and addressing the need as efficiently as possible. Also look at re-organizing closets, shelves, and cabinets. This is the perfect time to get things back in order so you can start fresh when the new school year begins.

 

Exterior & School Equipment Maintenance

Summer is also a good time to take a closer look at equipment used year-round to keep your school running smoothly. There is a lot of equipment placed throughout the school, but regular maintenance is essential in making sure all of that equipment stays up and running when school months roll around again. Use the summer as a time to assess the big and small equipment to see where repairs and maintenance upkeep can be done. Be sure to inspect and maintain the surrounding property including outdoor lighting, playground areas, landscaping, windows and more.

 

Focus On What Matters Most

  • Classrooms
  • Kitchen & Cafeteria
  • Front Office Area
  • Windows, Walls & Doors
  • Hallways, Stairs & Vestibules
  • Playgrounds, Walkways & Landscaping
  • Tile and Grout
  • Ceiling Tiles
  • Restrooms and Locker Rooms
  • Plumbing, Fixtures & Drains
  • General Repairs & Cleaning
  • HVAC Vent Cleaning

Use the downtime this summer to find a better solution to get up to speed and start the new school year prepared and ready to go. Whether you are searching for a nighttime school cleaning service or on-site daytime custodian or custodial team, you want to make sure that the team you have chosen has the knowledge and experience to protect student and staff health and your valuable reputation.

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