Running a large daycare center is not easy. A lot goes into taking care of the kids safely while also meeting parent expectations, local regulations, and state requirements. Even something as routine as daily cleaning can have a significant impact on how a daycare performs.
If you run a daycare center, how effectively is your cleaning service meeting your expectations? As a commercial and business cleaning service, day cares are just one of the many types of facilities we handle. Below are some of the basic things our daycare clients expect. Is your current cleaning service doing them?
Addressing Spills and Stains
Spills and stains are both a cosmetic and safety issue. They should be addressed on a daily basis. Attacking stains as soon as they are discovered is key to keeping spaces looking clean. On the other hand, allowing stains to set makes it that much harder to get them out. As far as spills are concerned, they are a safety hazard.
Spills can make surfaces dangerous. They invite germ and bacteria growth. Unattended spills can even lead to airborne pathogens capable of making little ones sick. If a cleaning service runs across a spill or spill residue, it should be taken care of right away.
Cleaning Toys and Bedding
You know how easily kids pick up germs in a daycare setting. That’s why you place such a high priority on clean toys and bedding. So do we. Any commercial cleaning service that cleans daycares should do the same.
Toys should be cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis. Soft toys, like stuffed animals, for example, should be washed regularly so that germs and bacteria cannot accumulate. And of course, soiled bedding needs to be washed before it can be used again.
Cleaning and Disinfecting Surfaces
All the surfaces that workers, kids, and parents come in contact with are potential germ carriers. From countertops to door handles and restroom sinks, common surfaces are a haven for all sorts of nasties. With that in mind, surface cleaning and disinfecting should be a priority for any commercial or business cleaning service.
We place a special emphasis on this particular aspect because we know that a visually clean surface may still be contaminated. Disinfecting is so important, especially in light of new precautions being taken to fight illnesses like COVID.
Daycare cleaning services should never compromise on anything. But if there is one area more critical than all others, it is surface cleaning and disinfecting. It is the key to stopping the spread of germs in environments where lots of people come and go.
Cleaning and Disinfecting Restrooms
The same principles we apply to cleaning and disinfecting common surfaces also apply to restrooms. In fairness, the restrooms in some businesses can be cleaned daily but disinfected every other day, or even weekly. That is not the case in a daycare facility. Cleaning and disinfecting daycare restrooms is a daily task.
Emptying Trash Cans
Emptying trash cans may sound pretty benign, but it’s yet another critical issue in a daycare environment. You never know what’s going to end up in a daycare trash can. Everything from soiled diapers to discarded food gets tossed in the trash. And if those sorts of things are left overnight, they can create hygiene issues.
All Pro Cleaning Systems clean all sorts of commercial and business environments. Some environments, like daycare centers, require extra attention. They need to be cleaned to higher standards because the potential impacts of not doing so are serious. So let’s close with a question: how is your current cleaning service doing?