Nearly every American (except for the relatively small number that were home-schooled) has spent a significant portion of their life in a school. Whether public or private, most Americans have a strong understanding of what it’s like to walk down a hallway with lockers on both sides and children bustling around. Despite the fact that each day you showed up to your school your school was likely rather clean, it certainly wouldn’t be that way if it weren’t for the janitorial services companies handling the clean. The cold hard truth is that schools are incredibly dirty places. It’s simply impossible for any place with hundreds of children running around each day to be overly clean, which means that these janitorial services companies have to work especially hard to make them look clean each morning. That’s why it takes a special type of janitorial services company to take care of the cleaning.
The cleaning services that such companies are asked to do are quite different than the office cleaning services that most businesses ask cleaning companies to do. In the latter instance the office is being run by adults who, for the most part, are much more tidy and conscious of messes than children are. Adults generally wipe their feet at the door when it’s rainy and muddy outside, and they make a conscious effort to ensure that their trash ends up in the trashcan. Thus, office cleaning companies simply have to wipe down the furniture, wipe down the bathroom, take out the trash, and vacuum and their work is done. However, cleaning schools requires a great deal more work. Children are so busy running from class to class and worrying about who they’re interacting with that they never stop to think about the mess that they’re making. They track mud and dirt all over the place, toss their trash in the general vicinity of the trashcan without worrying about if it went in or not, and don’t worry about splashing water all over the bathroom. Thus, the janitorial services companies that are hired to clean schools are required to do a great deal more work than office cleaning companies are. It generally takes two to three times as long to clean a school of comparable size to an office, and that’s if things are in generally good shape.
If you work in a school and you’re looking to hire a janitorial services company to handle your cleaning, you need to make sure that you find one that understands this. They need to realize that it’s going to take them a great deal longer to clean each bathroom than it would to clean a bathroom in an office, and they need to know that they’re going to be spending a great deal more time in the school than they might originally have thought. In short, it’s important that you find a janitorial services company that’s worked in schools before. This experience will give them the knowledge they need to be able to handle the job properly. For an example of what such a company looks like, check out Springs Cleaning.