School deep cleaning services - 3 great tips to manage this service

School deep cleaning services - what are they?

If you already have a cleaning contractor for your school cleaning services, it is likely that as part of your service, that they will undertake deep cleaning services (also known as period cleaning) during school holiday periods.

Periodic or deeper cleaning means cleaning and disinfection operations covering specified (or all) areas within the school, including areas not easily accessible and not covered by routine cleaning, and will require intense cleaning techniques for areas covered under routine cleaning.

What are examples of period or deeper cleaning tasks?

The range of tasks classed as deep cleaning in a school is not limited or defined, but will often include the following:

  • Chewing gum removal from floors and desks
  • Machine cleaning of hard floors
  • Professional carpet cleaning
  • Washing of walls
  • Steam cleaning of soft furnishings
  • Stripping and polishing of parquet floors

The above is simply a guide as to some tasks that may fall within the scope of school deep cleaning services.

School deep cleaning services
School deep cleaning services

A regular school clean pays attention to high-touch surfaces and objects, sterilising and disinfecting items such as door handles, light switches and other shared equipment. School deep cleaning services will go further, tackling lesser touched surfaces that can also pose a health risk through contamination. 

How do companies know what to do for school deep cleaning services?

A good school cleaning company should have the knowledge, skills and experience to prepare a deep cleaning schedule to meet the needs of your school - not simply use a generic template. They should be able to tell you exactly what tasks will be completed, in which rooms.

At Green Fox Cleaning, we are members of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), who are the largest independent, professional and educational body within the cleaning industry.

They provide training and courses, to ensure companies and their employees can clean to a professional standard. BICSc training provides both individuals and commercial cleaning companies qualifications and professional accreditation. They will teach cleaners everything from how to fold a cloth correctly, how to correctly mop and vacuum, and much much more.

At Green Fox Cleaning, we have BICSc accredited trained assessors that train our cleaning operatives to these high standards. We also hold corporate BICSc membership, which can be verified by clicking the logo on the home page of our website. Companies offering specialist school deep cleaning services should be holding BICSc accreditation - don't be afraid to ask them why they don't if this is the case.

School deep cleaning services

3 great tips to manage your school deep cleaning needs

  1. Ensure any deep cleaning works schedule is detailed, so you know exactly what you are getting for your money
  2. Agree dates throughout the year in advance, so you know when the service is being completed
  3. If your regular cleaning is in-house and you are only seeking deep cleaning services support, ensure your in-house team know what the contractors are going, to avoid crossover on responsibilities

Do you currently employ your school cleaning team in house, but would like to exploring fully outsourcing the service?

At Green Fox Cleaning we have successful transferred many school cleaners from being employed in-house to our employment. This keeps their jobs secure, they benefit from our great employee benefits package, and removes the worry of you coming into a dirty school, as your cleaners were sick. We have written another article which focuses on the benefits of outsourcing cleaning services which you can read by clicking here.

We hope you have found this article on school deep cleaning services and period cleaning services useful in making the right choice for your school. To find out more about how we can help, click here to contact your local office.

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