School's out for summer - is it time for a contract cleaning review?
Category: Contract Cleaning
Many educational establishments will have been plodding along with the same cleaners for many years and may not have given much thought to the service they are getting.
Now, while everything is quiet and the classrooms are completely empty, the opportunity is there to take a closer look and make sure that commercial cleaning tasks are being done properly.
Why is it important? Well, there are many reasons. Here are just a few.
Value for money
With budgets running tight, it's crucial that schools are getting good value for money in every area, and that includes the cleaning.
Now is a perfect time to look at what is being spent and work out whether savings could be made or a better service provided for the same amount or less.
Health and hygiene
This is an important consideration in any environment, from the home to the office and in commercial environments like shops and cafes.
However, in schools it is absolutely crucial, as germs and viruses can very quickly spread among children. What's more, children's immune systems are not as well developed as adults'.
Just as adults are more motivated to work in a clean and tidy environment, so too are children. If the classroom is hygienic and free of clutter, this creates a much better atmosphere for learning.
Similarly, if the room looks and feels chaotic, this will likely be reflected in the children's behaviour. Teachers will also be better able to do their jobs in a spacious, clean environment.
Creating good habits
Children spend a huge proportion of their time at school, and as a result this is where many of their habits, opinions and attitudes are formed. Attending school is not just about academic learning, but acquiring important life skills too.
If kids are met with a clean and ordered classroom and encouraged to keep it that way, they are more likely to treat their own homes and other spaces with the same kind of respect.
Posted by Toni Tsocheva