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Cleaning Practices to Help Students & Staff
When your facilities house students who are there to learn, the work you do takes on an added dimension. Your job is to provide a building that promotes good health and good focus for learning. Statistics show, for instance, that 14 million school days are missed every year due to asthma and allergies made worse by poor air quality (govpro.com). How facilities are cleaned can have a real impact on how well students can learn.
Sometimes, a small change to an existing process can help raise the level of cleaning achieved in a facility. Here are some best practices that are quick and easy to implement:
- Clean with fewer chemicals to make buildings more welcoming for students with chemical sensitivities, while contributing to sustainability programs, generating less waste, and using less water.
- Improve indoor air quality by using HEPA filtration on vacuums, employing rapid-drying technology for carpet cleaning, and minimizing the use of chemicals with added fragrances or strong chemical smells.
- Reduce the potential for slips on floors by choosing chemical-free floor scrubbing to reduce slippery residues, and using high-traction floor coatings.
Download Our Best Practices Guide
Download our best practices guide to learn more about these ideas and other practices that can help make school facilities welcoming and facilitate the important work of learning and teaching!