When you run a daycare, you want to be sure you do everything possible to provide the children in your care with the safest and healthiest environment possible. One of the areas of concern needs to be the cleanliness of the facility. Since children fall into a higher risk category for spreading germs and catching illnesses, you need to work diligently to ensure you do what you can to decrease those risks.
Children aren’t good about washing their hands correctly, they pick their noses, have runny noses, don’t cover their mouths when they cough and sneeze, and touch the same surfaces and toys as other children.
This means when healthy children touch the surfaces after a sick child, that child may get sick as well. Also, children are more comfortable being extremely close to one another, which can also lead to the exchange of germs from a sick child to a healthy one.
In order to ensure your daycare center is as clean and sanitary as possible, you should hire a janitorial service to clean the daycare center. Here are some reasons why a janitorial service is a good idea for the cleaning of your daycare facility.
The Janitorial Service Will Clean Key Areas Faithfully
When you hire a janitorial service, you will have a contract with them that stipulates the specific areas they will clean and how often. The janitorial service will come in and clean the specified areas regularly, so you know that they are sanitized for the kids the following day. This will significantly cut down on the transfer of germs and the number of children ending up sick at your facility.
A janitorial service won’t waste their time using the wrong cleaning supplies for the job. For example, one of your employees may have heard glass cleaner is great for countertops because it leaves the surface shiny. However, a janitorial service will know that window cleaner won’t kill the germs the way the cleaner they use will.
The Janitorial Service Uses Commercial Grade Equipment
If you have your staff cleaning the facility, not only can they easily forget to clean some surfaces, but they also won’t have the commercial-grade equipment available to them that the professional janitorial service will use. For example, your daycare may only have access to a household quality vacuum, where the janitorial service may use triple motor vacuums capable of pulling up more dirt.
The Janitorial Service Frees Up Your Employees Time
When you hire a janitorial service, it allows your staff to clock out and go home after the last child leaves the facility for the day. Not only does this cut down on the amount you need to pay them, but it also means your employees won’t get burned out. When employees feel overworked and tired, they will be less satisfied with their job and have a harder time being patient with the children. These things can lead to high employee turnover.
The Janitorial Service Will Customize a Plan for You
When you hire a janitorial service to clean your daycare center, someone will come out and make a customized plan depending on your center’s needs. Along with regular cleaning, the janitorial service can include things like floor refinishing and professional carpet cleaning as needed.
If you are ready to discuss the janitorial needs for your daycare center, then contact us.
We can customize a regular cleaning schedule that fits the needs of your daycare center. We will come take care of the cleaning during the hours your center is closed so children will walk into a sanitized environment when they show up in the morning.