Why Schools Need Professional Cleaning Services After COVID-19

January 21, 2022 jill Blog

 

With professional cleaning services, staff and students can be safer from infection and go to school each day with genuine peace of mind.

Every school can benefit from hiring professionals. In order to make a decision, it’s important to fully understand what those benefits are. The first benefit is straightforward, but it can also be very surprising. Hiring professional cleaners can actually save your school money!

One reason is that cleaning services are highly competitive with one another. You can typically get a full range of cleaning services for cheaper than the cost of a full janitorial staff, complete with salary and benefits. Another reason is that the janitorial staff will also have an additional cost each month in the form of various cleaning supplies. With professional cleaners, there is no additional supply cost, making it easier for you to budget for cleaning and even boost your bottom line in terms of both money and time.

Fortunately, professional school cleaning services are a great way to save time on top of saving money. Part of the reason for this is that professional cleaners are already familiar with how to keep the school safer from COVID-19 and other potential infections. With your existing janitorial staff, you will likely need to conduct special training sessions and purchase proper cleaning tools. All of this takes time that you cannot afford to lose.

Another way to understand how much time you can save is to realize that professional cleaners can act entirely on their own and get the job done right. They do not need to go through a hiring process, a training process, or even receive constant supervision. Like your best employees, professional cleaners come in and immediately get to work. You end up saving time and getting a much cleaner and healthier school out of it!

Of course, keeping students healthy means focusing on more than just COVID-19. Professional cleaners can help remove dirt, bacteria, allergens, and other components that negatively affect student health. Honestly, you shouldn’t think of cleaners as just a temporary response to COVID-19. Instead, you should look at this as a long-term opportunity to make your school cleaner and healthier than ever before. And best of all, these cleaners offer the kind of tailored cleaning experience your students and school deserve.

The tailored experience is important because administrators and staff don’t want a “one size fits all” approach to health and safety. They understand that such an approach would be a bad idea because what works perfectly for one school might be a nightmare for another school.

Fortunately, professional cleaners specialize in offering flexible services to schools and other businesses. They don’t have a “one size fits all” approach because they don’t have one size. Instead, every solution is tailor-made from the ground up to fit your unique needs.

Ironically, professional cleaners can usually offer more flexibility than your janitorial service. That’s because janitors typically fall in the trap of doing the same cleaning routines regardless of what has happened. With professional cleaners, you get customized solutions that scale to the institution and to the situation at hand. And your school will benefit from a suite of cleaning services suitable to everything from a humble school to a posh executive suite.

You don’t have to completely replace your existing janitorial staff with professional cleaners. Instead, each group can focus on different needs for your faculty, staff, and students.

When you get right to it, efficiency is a pretty simple formula. It’s all about finding the best people and letting them focus on what they do best. And with professional cleaners, you can get productivity benefits across your entire organization. Efficiency and productivity go hand-in-hand. Even when you have the best employees in place, it can be a struggle making sure everyone is operating in perfect synchronization with each other and with the school’s goals.

With professional cleaners, teachers can enjoy regularly enjoy a clean and safe environment. When someone walks into their classroom or office each day, they’ll see a room that looks just as clean and fresh as it did at the beginning of the year. Employee morale will significantly increase in this cleaner environment. And you might be surprised how productive this makes them, all while impressive anyone who visits the campus.

You’re surely familiar with the phrase that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. And it’s surprising how often a school must make a good first impression! This includes the fresh crop of student freshman you get each year as well as their parents. But it also includes new teachers and staff, visiting board members, and assorted members of the community. Each one will form an instant impression of your school at first sight. If you use professional cleaners, then that first impression will be wonderful.

Earlier, we mentioned that professional cleaners take care of their own supplies. And that means one less thing for you to worry about in terms of the school budget. However, not worrying about cleaning supplies can also save a surprising amount of time. At the height of COVID-19 hysteria, everyone remembers what it was like to see shelves that were empty of various cleaning supplies. When that happens, it makes buying cleaning supplies like taking a trip into a warzone. And this just adds to the existing stress and cost of constantly replenishing those supplies. When you hire professional cleaners, though, you never need to worry about that again. And everyone at the school will be that much more prepared for the unknown.

When it comes to student safety, you should never settle for anything less than the best. That means hiring professional cleaners to help create a safer environment. In fact, the most basic thing we can provide for students is a safe environment. But threats of violence and other external factors have made that more difficult over the years.

By hiring professional cleaners, you can fight infection and disease while providing a learning environment that your students deserve. And providing such a safe and clean environment will lead to better student performance and behavior that benefits the entire school.

This article is courtesy of ProCleanings, a premier provider of commercial and industrial cleaning services, www.procleanings.com.

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