With summer coming to a close, teachers begin to look toward the school year. Classroom cleaning and preparation for the new school year becomes a priority as the first day of school gets closer and closer. That’s why the R&S team has come up with a few quick tips to help prepare classrooms for the start of a new year.
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Cleaning vs. Disinfecting
It’s important to know the difference between cleaning and disinfecting when it comes to stopping the spread of germs and viruses. Remember that cleaning removes germs from surfaces/objects, whereas disinfecting kills germs and dirt on surfaces and lowers the risk of spreading infection.
When getting into your cleaning routine, choose a safe and reliable surface cleaner and use clean rags, paper towels, and freshwater to prevent any germs from spreading during classroom cleaning.
Keep High-Touch Surfaces Germ-Free
High-touch surfaces may be hard to clean regularly, but staying on top of your cleaning routine is important. Keeping these surfaces clean will lead to less spreading of germs and viruses and fewer sick students. Here is a list of recommended surfaces and objects to keep in mind during your cleaning routine:
- Light Switches
- Desks and Chairs
- Pencil Sharpeners
- Door Handles and Knobs
Quick Classroom Cleaning
Keep the germs out of your classroom by knowing how and when to disinfect surfaces and objects. Make a routine cleaning checklist for yourself to ensure no spots get missed. The more frequently you implement your cleaning routine, the less likely your students will be out sick from the spread of germs and viruses in your classroom.
Empower Your Students
While you practice your classroom cleaning and disinfecting routine, show your students how they can help keep their classroom environment sparkling clean. Whether they wipe down their own desks or have a rotating chore list to help keep germs and viruses out, it will be a fun way to get your students involved and teach them the importance of a clean working environment.
If you’re looking for a deeper clean or classroom sanitation, call the R&S experts today to schedule your cleaning. 📞 970.945.7591