Health and safety are more important now than ever before. Especially in schools and universities that see a lot of student foot traffic. This includes high-touch surfaces, as well as hallways, classrooms, gymnasiums, auditoriums, cafeterias, and other frequently used areas throughout a school.
Comprehensive school cleaning and sanitizing convey more benefits than simply reducing the risk of communicable diseases in an educational setting. A growing body of research has found that there are other benefits to going the extra mile in making sure all areas of your school are professionally clean.
Teachers are on the front lines of education, health, and safety. The more they feel protected and supported the more productive they tend to be. Especially when it comes to all the hours they spend before and after class cleaning up their rooms, doing things like developing lesson plans, grading homework, and assessing student performance.
This means that the more time they spend cleaning and taking care of the classroom, the less time they have for preparing lessons, grading papers, and evaluating important student needs.
When a professional cleaning service maintains classrooms and other common areas of a school, your teachers will have fewer distractions. This boosts their productivity as well as the productivity of the students they teach.
Providing A Superior Learning Environment For Students
Research has found that the quality and state of their surroundings have a direct impact on a student’s ability to learn as well as how they perform on tests. Especially standardized tests, which tend to elicit more stress than an ordinary pop quiz.
So, it comes as no surprise that cleaner schools and universities tend to outperform those that are unkempt, messy, or foul-smelling. A growing body of research has found that students tend to achieve higher grades in a clean environment
This also translates into significantly higher graduation rates for clean schools compared to unkempt ones.
Less Sick Days For Teachers
A dirty, unkempt classroom area is always going to be more prone to bacteria, viruses, and other contagious illnesses. This includes things like indoor mold infestations, which can affect the respiratory system and cause other health complications.
When a classroom and surrounding learning environments are properly cleaned, the potential pathogenic load is much lower. This translates into fewer sick days for teachers, which also means less scrambling for administrators to find last-second substitute teachers to fill in.
Fewer Sick Days For Students
Just like how a clean classroom promotes good teacher health, it also tends to result in fewer sick days taken by students. A decrease in absences then leads to better classroom involvement, higher grades, and more successful graduation rates. It also means that teachers can cover more material in a given school year, without having to lose time helping students who were sick to catch up with the rest of the class.
Fewer Allergy & Asthma Problems From Improved Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is a major factor for students and teachers who have allergies, asthma, and other respiratory health conditions. Not only can these issues take away from learning, but they can also lead to more missed sick days for students and staff.
Having your classrooms and common areas professionally cleaned helps to eliminate the presence of dust, pollen, and even mold, which can easily grow in an unkempt educational environment. It can also help to reduce the accumulation of dust mites which can also trigger allergy and asthma problems.
Increased Positive Parental Involvement
The more problems a student has at school, the more teachers, staff, and administrators have to engage with parents. By maintaining a clean school, you help encourage parents to stay involved in a more positive, contributing way.
When parents trust that their children are being well taken care of at school, they even become more likely to join extracurricular activities or PTA.
Promoting Good Student Habits
Children often mimic what they see, so if they see a clean school, they’ll grow to respect cleanliness and work for it in their own lives. When you have an unkempt, disorganized classroom the distractions, and bad habits it causes only compound each other.
At the same time, a lot of students who are exposed to dirty classrooms and school buildings can’t see the necessity of cleaning their own rooms at home. Ultimately, a clean classroom environment helps instill good habits that students carry into the rest of their lives and beyond
A Greater Sense of School Pride
School pride is something that needs to exist at every level. Students and staff tend to feel good about showing their school off and students and teachers alike will be proud to talk about their school.
Hiring A Professional Cleaning Service For Your School Or University
The best schools and universities tend to have both a daytime custodial staff of janitors, as well as a professional cleaning service to meticulously clean and sanitize classrooms, commons, and other critical areas.
At Building Service, we offer both daytime custodial staff to maintain your school during the day and clean up any accidents. We also offer evening cleaning crews with highly trained technicians who bring years of experience and state-of-the-art cleaning equipment to bear.
We have access to the kind of cleaning products and equipment that you just can’t find at the retail level. This includes our special green cleaning system, which uses organic products to affect the highest level of cleanliness and sanitation throughout your school. It leaves behind a fresh, natural aroma, rather than the toxic chemical fumes of outdated chemical products.
With our professional cleaning technicians on the job, you can trust that every square inch of your school or university is being properly maintained to the highest health and safety standards. This frees your teachers up to focus on lesson plans and student needs. While also giving students that kind of learning environment they need to thrive, as they get ready to take on the world at large.