Cleaning obviously makes schools look better, but it also protects the health of students, administrators and teachers. Infection control is particularly important in educational facilities where bacteria, germs and diseases can quickly spread between vulnerable young people.
Sharing classrooms and facilities like restrooms, locker rooms and cafeterias increases the risk of exposure to bacteria and germs that can potentially make students ill. In the last academic year, schools around the country saw outbreaks of the flu virus that reached epidemic proportions.
Stopping the spread of illnesses in educational facilities is the most essential key in lowering absentee rates. These rates have an affect on the funding schools receive in many parts of the United States, and students and teachers miss over 60 million school days each year due to the flu and colds alone.
Keeping your space clean and healthy is essential to keeping students and teachers in the classrooms. Cleaning to remove bacteria, viruses, allergens, fungal spores, molds and indoor air pollution increases the health and well-being of a school and creates a better learning environment for students.