As the school year is winding down, school maintenance crews are ramping up. Summer break provides the perfect opportunity to perform deep cleaning and repair that is impractical during the school year, and many school janitorial teams have their work cut out for them. If you are part of a school’s janitorial staff or administration, you may be putting together a list of tasks to complete during summer break. If you are wondering what kind of janitorial supplies you will need, look no further. This handy list will go over 4 steps to a successful summer of cleaning and discuss which janitorial supplies you will need to make your school look like new.
1. Plan, Plan, Plan!
Then plan some more! The first thing that your crew leader should do before anyone lifts a broom is come up with a game plan. Summer is a valuable time for school maintenance crews, so be sure to use it wisely. Figure out who will be doing what and when. Start by evaluating your school’s floors, walls, and fixtures. See what will need repainting, refinishing, and repairing. Factor in any summer school classes or other summer facility reservations. Plan maintenance responsibilities out so that everything will be clean and ready when the next school year starts. Once you have a game plan, you can figure out what janitorial supplies you need to buy, have already, or need to repair.
2. Take Advantage of the Time
Perform any necessary tasks that would normally be too loud, dusty, or otherwise invasive to complete during school hours. Repaint anything that needs to be repainted. Strip and refinish floors if necessary. This is the longest time of the year that most schools are vacant, so take advantage of it! Absolute Solutions & Associates offers floor strippers, scrubbers, and buffers as well as many caulks, sealers, and polishes.
3. Train Your Staff
Summer is a great time to train new staff or introduce new methods to your team. Without students around to make new messes on a daily basis, janitorial crews are able to take more time to work together and learn new things. Evaluate your janitorial team’s performance to date and determine which areas they are excelling in and which ones require improvement. Plan your training curriculum accordingly.
4. Track and Restock Inventory
Aside from large cleaning equipment and specialized tools, what tools, disposable items, and cleaners do you have? How much bleach do you go through on a regular basis? Do you need to replace any mop buckets? Summer is a great time to take stock of your inventory, reevaluate your needs, and order new supplies. Whether you need a brand new, top-of-the-line steam cleaner or a refill of hand soap, Absolute Solutions & Associates has you covered!
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