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Today’s Lesson: Cleaning vs Disinfecting in Schools

Proper maintenance of a school is an important responsibility and an absolute necessity for caretakers and administrators. There are a lot of students, teachers, and staff in a school, and that means there’s a lot of opportunities to spread germs. Schools usually require professional cleaning because they need to be as safe and clean as possible.

There’s a big difference between cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning is when you remove the soil from a surface, where Influenza, E. Coli, Salmonella, and other germs can be found. Disinfecting is when you kill the germs. Disinfecting agents work more effectively after a good cleaning, as opposed to disinfecting alone.

To get optimum results in a school environment, it’s best to use environmentally friendly products that remove a wide spectrum of target soils and disinfect at the same time. These products save time, and are effective solutions that get the job done right the first time. Cleaning products deemed eco-friendly are always preferable in environments where children spend a lot of time.

Cross-contamination in the janitorial process is also a big issue, especially in schools, and should be taken seriously. Cross-contamination can be reduced or eliminated through proper cleaning and sanitizing of mops, brushes, scouring pads, and other tools. High-touch areas that can spread germs quickly should be the focus, and a thorough cleaning and disinfecting should be administered to all volatile areas.

Contact us today to find out more about the special instructions we follow and products we use for schools. Learning and teaching are just better when it’s clean.

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