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Anywhere there are lots of people, there are bound to be germs and mess. Add in children who may be too excited to get back to playing to wash their hands or wipe their feet, you may feel like there is endless cleaning, maintenance and sanitation to be done. This is where hiring a professional school cleaning service can help you save time, boost your reputation and help keep illness at bay.

As professional cleaners of more than 30 years, we have seen the benefits of hiring a school cleaning service time and time again. It’s also great for staff morale, student engagement and keeping parents’ minds at ease. These are some of the top benefits the schools we clean say have come from hiring a school cleaning service

Why Hire a School Cleaning Service

Anywhere there are lots of people, there are bound to be germs and mess. Add in children who may be too excited to get back to playing to wash their hands or wipe their feet, you may feel like there is endless cleaning, maintenance and sanitation to be done. This is where hiring a professional school cleaning service can help you save time, boost your reputation and help keep illness at bay.

As professional cleaners of more than 30 years, we have seen the benefits of hiring a school cleaning service time and time again. It’s also great for staff morale, student engagement and keeping parents’ minds at ease. These are some of the top benefits the schools we clean say have come from hiring a school cleaning service.

7 Benefits of Hiring a School Cleaning Service

1.Ensure a sanitary environment for staff, students and guests.

Studies show the germiest places in schools are restroom doors, cafeteria or tuckshop trays, desks, classroom supplies and drinking fountains. They’re a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, including staph, strep, salmonella, E. coli and more. Properly cleaning high-touch and traffic areas will help reduce the build up and spread of germs and bacteria.

To keep your school or educational facility sanitised, your school cleaning service should provide:

Emptying of rubbish and recycling bins.

  • Sanitation of bathrooms, toilets and showers.
  • Dusting, removing cobwebs and cleaning glass.
  • Sweeping, vacuuming and mopping.
  • Carpet, tile and grout cleaning.
  • Strip and sealing.
  • Cleaning of reception, foyer, board rooms, desks and other spaces. 

Cleaning of these areas will help ensure a sanitary environment for staff, students, parents and visitors to the school or training facility.

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2.Have consumables restocked.

Buying consumables, like toilet paper, hand towels, liquid souls and even bin bags, can quickly add up. By hiring a school cleaning service who restocks consumables, you can get a more competitive rate, and ensure you are always fully equipped and organised.

For example, the type of environmentally friendly consumables we restock include:

  • Toilet paper.
  • Hand towels.
  • Sanitary services.
  • Liquid and hand soap.
  • Dispensing equipment.
  • Bin bags.
  • Kitchen supplies.
  • Waterless urinal syphons and maintenance.
  • Tissues.
  • Nappy bins and changing tables.
  • Deodorisers.
  • Sharp disposals.
  • Air fresheners.
  • Sanitary disposal units.

Having the right consumables for your school bathrooms, kitchens and other shared spaces will help reduce mess, germs and more.

3.Reduce sick days and absences.

Less germs and bacteria means less sickness. And less sickness means less staff and students absences. 

If you’re aiming to reduce the number of sick days in your school, hiring a school cleaning service may help you do just that. This is particularly helpful during cold and flu season, or when there may be an illness sweeping the school or training facility. 

Regular carpet cleans will also help reduce the infestation of head lice. While head lice can only survive for a day or two while they are not on a person, that is enough time to spread between students and teachers. So, knowing your school’s carpets are regularly being cleaned will help you know you’re doing everything you can to reduce an itchy infestation. 

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4.Clean bigger facilities more economically.

Schools can be big places and ensuring cleaning is being done to a high-quality standard can take many hours. Hiring a school cleaning service can help you cut costs on hiring additional in-house cleaners or janitors needed to maintain flawless classrooms, staff spaces and facilities. You also don’t need to hire additional services for taking care of deep cleaning carpets, windows, grout and more as it’s all taken care of by one company.

Our school cleaners have extensive experience sanitising and maintaining the cleanliness of schools of all sizes. Our clients include facilities like Guildford Grammar, Rockingham Montessori School and CBD College, all known for their pristine school environment. It’s possible due to hiring a school cleaning service who can maintain that cleanliness across all their student and staff spaces.

5.Increase school reputation and pride.

Reputation and pride is incredibly important for the success and longevity of a school or training provider. Word of mouth and online reviews can be the difference between having a waiting list or not filling your classes each term or school year. 

Maintaining a clean, pristine environment will help students and parents be proud of their school. They will be happy to tell anyone where they send their kids or what school they attend, sharing how beautiful the school is kept and how much they care about their school community. It does all the work for you when trying to increase and maintain your admissions.

6.Create more storage space.

Hiring a cleaning service for your school that looks after stocking your consumables will help save you a lot of storage space. You no longer need to stock multiple vacuums, cleaning supplies, excessive amounts of toilet paper and other supplies as it’s all brought to the school with your cleaning service. This gives you so much more space to store other supplies or create new spaces for staff and students.

7.Save staff time.

Your staff could be using their time much better than dusting cobwebs, cleaning windows or scrubbing grout — plus, they’ll be much happier not doing so too. One of the top reasons educational institutions hire a school cleaning service is to prevent their staff from needing to do the cleaning themselves, helping cut back on unnecessary overtime or time better spent on other tasks. 

If your school has been thinking of hiring a professional cleaning service, give us a call to have a chat.