It doesn’t take a Phd to recognize the importance of a quality school cleaning program and the inherent challenges of keeping a school clean and healthy. School facility managers in every city across the nation struggle daily with keeping the school clean so that students have a safe and optimal learning environment. As we start the new school year you might be feeling right on track due to the summer maintenance schedule going as planned or maybe the summer program fell a bit short and your playing catch up while students pile in for the first few weeks of school. If you take a look at your current school cleaning service what grade would you give them? A+ then keep them around and maybe pat them on the back and say thanks for giving it your all! Maybe its a B or C+ and your not really sure what exactly they do each evening but the school cleaning service isn’t to your satisfaction. Hopefully your not struggling with a Failing service that leaves your staff to pick up the pieces after the service is complete.
If your school doesn’t represent the image and healthy environment that you expect then it may be time to contact Gator Cleaning Solutions at 813-929-1122 and sit down to talk about what your facility needs are and how we can help you accomplish an outstanding facility program. Gator Cleaning Solutions has been partnering with schools in Tampa Bay area for more then a decade and pride ourselves in customizing maintenance programs for school that not only keep the school clean and healthy but also maximize difficult budgets to be sure we stretch every dollar to create a valuable service. Take the quiz below to see what grade your school cleaning program would receive!
1. My School Cleaning program is…
a. Excellent and each morning we walk in to a clean facility that smells fresh.
b. Ok but wish they would pay more attention to the restrooms and cafeteria floors
c. Not great in fact we have to re-clean after they are done to be sure kids are safe
IF your answer is b or c then getting a free consultation regarding your school cleaning needs is in order. No harm in checking out what there is to offer from local service providers.
2. Does your School Cleaning do their Due Diligence?
a. I have insurance documents, references and backgrounds check of all service
technicians in my school
b. I have insurance documents but don’t have references and not sure about the level of background screening from my school cleaning service providers
c. My School cleaning service providers have not provided any documentation regarding their company or technicians
IF you answer is b or c then you should immediately request the following documents: Accord document naming your school as and additional insured for both general liability and workers comp with limits exceeding $1,000,000, copy of their bond, Professional references of 3-5 other similar facilities (Be sure to make the call and check) and a background check policy that is similar or exceeds the school district recommendations. Student safety should be the highest priority. If your school cleaning services provider cannot supply you with these minimal document then you need to look elsewhere.
3. What services does your janitorial services company provide?
a. My school cleaning services company also provides my floor care program and works within our academic calendar to be sure we take advantage of students and staff being out for breaks and summer.
b. My school cleaning services company offers floor care services but I have a hard time getting it all scheduled according to our academic calendar.
C. I have two or three different vendors that I work with for janitorial services and floor care services.
IF you answer b or c you may want to rethink your current service. It is important to have a service provider you can count on and provides a one stop resource for your facility needs. Comprehensive services are a big bonus for school cleaning. Floors are a significant part of school maintenance and the cleaning services should work closely with the floor program to ensure proper maintenance.
4. School Cleaning Response Time
a. My school cleaning services company is always here when I need them and only a quick phone call away. They are a great resource and we value our partnership!
b. It takes my school cleaning services company a week to respond and sometime I have to call two or three times.
c. My school cleaning service company does not respond unless I threaten to cancel services or stop paying the invoices.
IF you answer b or c then it’s time to rethink your current service provider. At Gator Cleaning Solutions we have a 30 minute guaranteed response time and often we are reachable on the first ring of the phone. We work hard to be the best resource for our clients.
Efficient school cleaning plays a large role in keeping a healthy learning environment and community for students of all ages. Hundreds and often thousands of children and adults are in a single environment for hours at a time, day after day. The expanding data has painted a very clear picture as to how important a clean safe environment is to productive learning. Gator Cleaning Solutions is committed to finding the most safe and proven products and procedures to fit each customers needs.