Back-to-School Cleaning Advice and Tips


August is here, and before you know it, a new school year will be in full swing. After enjoying a well-deserved break this summer, it’s time for your janitorial staff to get your school in tip-top condition. Follow these tips to make the most of the weeks before school begins so you can be ready for the first day back.

1. Make a Plan

Create a clear, written plan for cleaning during the summer downtime. This will ensure everyone is on the same page, help prioritize the workload and make your needs clear. Going through the process of creating a plan can also help you think about areas of your school that need cleaning that you may not normally consider. Once the plan is written, divide and conquer to tackle every task.

2. Make Floor Cleaning a Priority

Don’t sweep floor cleaning tasks under the rug! Floor cleaning, stripping and refinishing is disruptive during the school year, so now is the best time to get your floors looking their best. Conduct a deep-cleaning on carpets to remove debris and dirt in high traffic areas, wash floor mats and make a plan for your hard floors before the hallways fill with students and teachers again.

3. Deep Clean Restrooms

Restrooms need a deep cleaning after the school year ends. Now is a great time to clean vents, get grime out of drains and grout, completely disinfect walls and stall doors and clean light fixtures if needed.

4. Check Out Your Janitorial Closets

Make sure your janitorial closet will earn an A+ this semester by cleaning and organizing it before the new school year begins. Double-check that all supplies are properly labeled, mops are cleaned, equipment is maintained and everything is in its place.

5. Repair and Service Cleaning Equipment

Your cleaning program is only as good as its equipment. Equipment that is in bad shape, dated or dirty must be addressed before the new school year starts. This is also a great time to create a maintenance schedule to keep your equipment working like new all year long.

6. Stock Up on Cleaning Supplies

Now is the best time to stock up on cleaning supplies in Boston for the new school year. Whether you are looking for janitorial equipment, cleaning chemicals, restroom cleaning supplies or janitorial tools, we’ve got you covered here at Banner Systems. Check out our online catalog now to start stocking up and saving!

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