With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, cleaning daycares effectively has become an even greater concern for parents and caregivers. Daycares fill a crucial role for working parents, as well as for the children in their care and their teachers and support staff. Childcare facilities have to deliver a comfortable, clean, and healthy environment to ensure children are safe and happy, while playing and learning.
Cleaning is among the chief concerns of local governments, parents, caregivers, and teachers, in daycares. These spaces must be kept clean, sanitized, and organized for children, teachers, and support staff, which often requires the knowledge and expertise of a professional commercial cleaning staff. The team at Tidy Team Cleaning Services knows how to get the job done successfully in spite of the challenges and share these tips on cleaning childcare facilities effectively.
Facing the Challenges
Daycares present cleaning challenges not found in other similar facilities. Little ones can be prone to illness, often because they simply aren’t old enough to understand the significance of personal hygiene, such as frequent hand washing. As a result germs, bacteria and viruses, are easily spread in daycare facilities. A well-qualified commercial cleaning service can help combat the spread, keeping childcare facilities cleaned and disinfected. Here’s how.
Daycare facilities which are cleaned with greater frequency have healthier children. When facilities are only professionally cleaned on a monthly basis or even a weekly basis, germs can more easily spread, especially when compared to childcare facilities which are professionally cleaned on daily basis. Countertops, sinks, play areas, and all frequent touch points should be cleaned and sanitized daily, and in some instances, more often. The bottom line is better result come with more frequent and regular professional cleanings. If your daycare’s budget doesn’t allow for daily commercial cleaning, ask your service for best practices for cleaning protocols in between their visits to your facility. The more you clean, the better the learning environment for the little ones you serve and their families.
Cleaning from the Top Down
If you’ve never seen a commercial cleaning team at work, you may not know, cleaning should always be done from the top down. Why? The dust and dirt from the top (molding, lights, fans, cabinets, shelving, etc.) that is missed, falls to the floor during dusting. If you start at the bottom, you’ll just need to do it again, but when you start from the top and work your way down, you won’t miss the dirt, dust, and debris that is comes down during the cleaning process. Starting at the top and working your way down to the baseboards, lower shelves and cabinets, and flooring, means a job well done the first time. In between professional cleanings always take a note from the experts and do your cleaning from the top down for best results.
Use Vacuums with HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) Filters
Vacuums with HEPA filters will limit the dust particles which remain after your cleaning is done. HEPA filters trap even the tiniest particles of dust, dirt, and allergens to maximize your cleaning effectiveness.
Utilize Safe Cleaning Products
You need to select safe and effective cleaning products in your daycare facility. Whether you are doing the cleaning or hiring the professionals to get the job done, you will want to choose from all-natural cleaning products or non-toxic brands. Always be aware of any allergies your students may have to chemicals or cleaning products and keep all cleaning products locked and out of reach.
Don’t forget the Bathrooms
Bathrooms are among the most challenging areas in childcare facilities where little one are still in diapers, potty training, and prone to accidents. Remind staff members to wash their own hands and help students who are old enough to do the same after every bathroom trip, always wiping down the spaces with antibacterial wipes or cleaners as well.
Call on Tidy Team Cleaning Services
Tidy Team Cleaning Services are ready to help you keep your daycare facility clean and sanitized for your students and their families, as well as your staff.