15 May Routine School Cleaning To Prevent The Spread Of Infections In Your Facility
The health of your learners and teaching staff is a priority. While the classrooms are built for educational growth, they can become breeding grounds for a horde of pathogens and pests, that affect the children and those around them- even transferring the infections back to their homes. For instance, head lice infestations commonly affect pre-schoolers and children that are in elementary schools, and these get transmitted to the families and other household members of the affected children. Viral respiratory infections spread like wildfire. This is because their transmission can be through direct contact with the respiratory secretions or contaminated hands, when they come into contact with toys, handles, and other objects that have been contaminated by the cough and sneeze droplets. From the Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), Parainfluenza virus, Influenza, Adenovirus, Metapneumovirus and the Coronavirus- the infections can affect a wide portion of the school population unless stringent cleaning and disinfecting measures are routinely carried out.
Gastrointestinal infections are also a common concern, as they often result in outbreaks. These can be caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites, and are spread from one person to another through direct or indirect contact with contaminated surfaces. For some like Campylobacter bacteria, they are highly contagious during the early stages of the illness, and for pathogens like Escherichia Coli, a person remains infectious as long as their diarrhoea lasts. The Norovirus is a common cause of outbreaks in schools, especially since the pathogen can survive on surfaces for weeks. The Rotavirus whose outbreaks are common during winter months; Salmonella Typhi that causes Typhoid fever; Pinworms where the worm eggs can survive outside the body for several weeks, to Conjunctivitis (Pink eye) where the pathogens get easily spread through direct and indirect contact with eye secretions- or aspects such as cough and sneeze droplets when the pink eye is associated with a respiratory infection – these are just some of the common infectious diseases that affect learning institutions.
Enhancing the health standards of the school
While conventional detergents and mechanical cleaning action gets rid of the visible soiling and gunk, and extra strep is required: disinfecting. Here, specialised formulations target the germs crawling around the surfaces. The products used by professional school cleaning crews come with a high bactericidal and virucidal capacity, in order to destroy those pathogens that are on the surfaces of the establishment. From the washrooms to frequently touched surfaces like doorknobs, lift buttons, light switches and shared computer equipment which are mediums of transmission- they all need to be attended to. That way, you get to prevent infections from spreading through the establishment.
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We have a skilled team waiting to take care of your school cleaning needs. Fully equipped and with years of experience under their belt, you can rest assured that you’re dealing with a team that will deliver the expected quality of results, while maintaining industry levels of professionalism as they go about with their tasks.