How to Keep School Bathrooms Clean

When parents hunt for the perfect school for their children, hygiene and cleanliness are paramount. Professional commercial cleaning can help, providing recurring services to guarantee your school is sparkling clean and safe all year round. 

Keeping students healthy and protected should be a priority since they touch multiple surfaces throughout the day, such as doorknobs, playing on the floor, or putting their faces against windows. 

At Unified Janitorial Services, we understand the importance of creating an environment conducive to learning for students and staff alike. Find out how our professionals help keep school bathrooms clean here.

How Do Professionals Clean School Bathrooms?

1. Pre-Treating & Cleaning

Pre-cleaning is an essential first step in properly cleaning your school's bathroom. It involves removing any visible signs of dirt, dust, and smaller pieces of debris with fresh rags and microfiber towels before beginning deeper cleaning processes. Doing so will make the process easier and reduce the chance for germs to be transported from surface to surface. 

Remember that this step is necessary even if you plan on following up with disinfecting and sanitizing; all three are important for comprehensive school bathroom cleaning.

2. Deep Clean Toilets & Sinks

When deep cleaning toilets and sinks in an institutional setting, it is important to take the time to use a strong disinfectant cleaner approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

Different cleaners designed for different surfaces matter, so we always have the right supplies for each surface that requires cleaning in your school's bathroom. The interior of each toilet is scrubbed with a special cleaner. As this sits, we scrub the outside and any areas on or around the toilet's base. 

We recommend including walls in stall areas or around urinals for a deep clean. Once everything is clean, we wipe the surfaces to leave that shiny clean our clients expect.

3. Counters, Mirrors, and Wall-Mounted Items

Cleaning the counters, mirrors, and wall-mounted items in school bathrooms requires a thorough cleaning regimen and attention to detail. To be efficient and reduce cross-contamination, we start from the top with the mirrors and work our way down to the countertops, cleaning around them. 

We will get between the faucets and handles and clean any edging or underside of those items. Finally, we finish by cleaning the entire floor with a strong disinfectant. This process can take quite some time, depending on how many classrooms exist in a particular school.

4. Disinfection

Every school, big or small, must confirm that these areas are appropriately disinfected because bacteria can spread and cause people to get sick quickly if they don't regularly wash their hands. Professional cleaning is essential to meet parent expectations and keep everyone safe.

That is why we take all the necessary steps at Unified Janitorial Services to ensure your school's bathroom is safe for student and faculty use. The final step in our comprehensive cleaning services for schools is the application of a disinfectant mist, which adds an extra layer of protection, ensuring that every square inch of your school's bathroom is free from bacteria and other germs. 

Our professional disinfecting services ensure that your bathroom looks clean and is much safer for students and staff.

5. Ensure all Needed Products are Stocked

Maintaining school bathrooms with necessary supplies is important in ensuring a comfortable, safe, and healthy student environment. Keeping basic items such as toilet paper, paper towels, soap, and feminine hygiene products on hand helps ensure that restroom users have what they need for good bathroom hygiene. 

Providing these items will also create a sense of comfort among students and staff that school restrooms are being taken care of and can function properly — no one wants to face a difficult or embarrassing situation because supplies were left empty.

Set-Up Recurring Services for the Best Results

Professional commercial cleaning services are essential in keeping schools clean and healthy. That's why many Bay Area schools turn to Unified Janitorial Services for all their school cleaning needs. We offer daily, weekly, and monthly recurring services tailored to your requirements. 

That means if you need scheduled cleanings after the school day, we can be there ready and available to take care of it quickly, efficiently, and easily. With twenty-four-seven availability and professional service, Unified Janitorial Services ensures that your school realizes the highest standard of cleanliness.

The Company You Choose Matters

Professional commercial cleaning services are essential to ensure the health and safety of any workplace or school. For over 25 years, Unified Janitorial Services has provided reliable and high-quality cleaning services to business offices, medical facilities, and schools from Santa Cruz to Monterey and Santa Clara to San Benito.

We pride ourselves on our top-notch customer service, recurring maintenance options for all our service areas, and school cleaning expertise. This is why we've become one of the most trusted commercial cleaning services in the Bay Area.

School Cleaning Services in the Bay Area and Central Coast

If you are looking for school janitorial services, Unified Janitorial Services can provide your school with a comprehensive approach to ensure every space is spotless. We specialize in school bathroom cleaning and have various additional services, including upholstery cleaning and carpet cleaning services. Vacuuming, garbage removal, and other detail-oriented tasks are part of our deep cleaning procedures to ensure no spot goes unchecked! 

In addition, we commit to quality control processes, routine inspections, and continual employee training - all just to give our customers the best service possible. Call 831-229-9120 or contact us today to learn more about how we can help satisfy your school's janitorial needs.


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