Trying to stay on top of the germ sharing in a daycare situation can seem like an impossible task. Little children touch everything, toys, school supplies, their faces, each other, you name it, they touch it. This is why it’s so important to stay on top of the disinfecting and cleaning in a daycare facility. Baker Sandoval Cleaning is here to share some of our best tips to help you keep up with the cleaning of a daycare facility.
Difference Between Cleaning, Sanitizing & Disinfecting
When it comes to cleaning in a daycare, it is important that you remember there are three different ways to do it, cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting. When you are cleaning dirt, grime and other debris from a surface, this is known as cleaning. Sanitizing happens when you use bleach or some other form EPA approved sanitizer to cover and clean a surface and then let it dry. When you are disinfecting, you will coat an area with a disinfectant that kills bacteria and many pathogens on those surfaces. You should always take care of a space in that order: clean, sanitize and then disinfect.
Print a Daycare Cleaning Schedule
You should be taking care of the cleaning in your daycare on a strict schedule. It can be easier to keep track of what has been done and what hasn’t when you have a cleaning schedule that has been printed out and is where everyone can see it. This will help you keep some order to your cleaning and will also ensure everything gets done throughout the day.
Focus on Cleaning High Touch Surfaces
There are certain areas and surfaces in a daycare that should get extra attention when it comes to disinfection and cleaning. These are going to be surfaces that are frequently touched by several people throughout the day. You should pay close attention to:
– Light Switches
Daily Cleaning Checklist
Some cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting tasks should be done on a daily basis to keep your daycare as clean as possible. Here are some items to add to your cleaning schedule.
– Vacuum the carpet every single day
– Before the day starts, make sure the bathrooms have been thoroughly cleaned
– Clean any spills as soon as they happen
– Equip each room with touchless trash cans and empty garbage every day
– Keep items and toys that need cleaning separate from other clean items and clean them at the end of the day
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If you are having a difficult time keeping up with the cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting tasks in your daycare, or just want the peace of mind it is being done right, you can rely on the cleaning professionals at Baker Sandoval Cleaning to help. We will ensure your daycare is as clean as possible to help you keep not only the children healthy and safe, but your employees as well. Call us today!