Schools in Malaysia are faced with many challenges, including managing the cleaning process. Keeping classrooms clean is an important factor in ensuring students do not get sick and stay healthy. It’s crucial to use the right products for the job so that you can avoid any health hazards or other problems down the line.
To help you out, this blog post will cover three tips suggest by our cleaning specialist on how to keep your school clean and tidy!
Pick Safe Cleaning Products
Before you can start cleaning your school, the most important thing you need to do is to check the safety of the cleaning products you use.
This is not always easy because some manufacturers might label their products as ‘green’ or ‘environmentally friendly’ when in fact, they are anything but that.
When choosing cleaning products for your school, make sure you look out for ones that the FDA approves.
You can also check the cleaning product’s ingredients and look them up if they are safe.
Safety tips for using cleaning products:
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and never mix two different chemicals together.
- Clear out the kids’ toys once a week – preferably on a day when you can close off certain areas of your school to prevent accidents from happening.
- Wash your hands immediately after handling these chemicals, as they could cause allergies or other health issues if left on the skin for too long.
- You should always have a first aid kit with these items if someone gets hurt from contact with one of these cleaning products.
Use the Appropriate Cleaning Solutions
Not all cleaning solutions are meant for every surface, and if you end up using one that’s not appropriate for a specific surface, you may end up damaging it instead of cleaning it.
For example, you should never use an acid-based solution on marble or limestone because it will corrode the surfaces and wear them down over time – doing more damage than good.
If you want to be safe, it’s good to consider using easy-to-find safe cleaning products; most of these items can be found in grocery stores and even at home.
Here is a list of common household items and their appropriate uses:
Vinegar – General purpose cleaner and deodorizer; mix half a cup with one-gallon water to clean glass, stainless steel appliances, countertops, chrome fixtures and toilets.
Lemon juice – Mildly acidic pH makes this effective as a cleaner. You can use this on tabletops, desks, and even shelves.
Hydrogen peroxide – Although this is commonly used to disinfect wounds, it’s also great for deep-clean linoleum flooring.
Rubbing alcohol – This is used for cleaning glass, mirrors and windows; it can also be used to clean surfaces before applying paint/varnish.
Sudsy ammonia – The mild alkalinity of this solution makes it safe for use on glazed tiles but not marble or limestone. It’s strong enough that you only need one teaspoon mixed with water in a spray bottle instead of buying the concentrated version.
Don’t Miss Out Cleaning The Bathroom
Forgetting to clean the bathroom or not paying much attention to it is a common mistake. The bathroom, especially the toilet rim and the floor, are very dirty areas. Many people neglect them because they think that it’s not really “that important” to clean there.
However, cleaning these areas regularly will prevent germs from spreading around your school, which will make you sick in the long run. So don’t let this simple task fall into oblivion on your list of school cleaning chores!
Be Sure to Disinfect
Disinfecting a school is an important step that will help kill bacteria, viruses, and germs harmful to us.
After all, you wouldn’t want your school building to be one big “germ-harboring ground” where several thousands of students have walked past every day, would you?
Using disinfectants such as bleach and methylated spirit will help to kill those tiny organisms. Just spray the disinfectant onto several surfaces such as doorknobs, tables, chairs and so on.
Make sure that you pay attention to areas that people often forget about, like: railings and light switches.
Lockers Should Be Cleaned
School lockers are among the filthiest and most disgusting places in the school. All those handprints on your locker door are not just there to look ugly; they are actually composed of several deadly germs that can transfer to your hands and cause you to catch a cold or, even worse, the flu.
Since many people use lockers, they should be cleaned throughout the year, especially before summer.
This way, students won’t develop any respiratory infections due to poor ventilation caused by all those viruses festering inside old lockers.
In a Nutshell
As you can see, there are many ways to clean your school. The methods mentioned here are the most common and easiest ways for schools in Malaysia to maintain their premises efficiently.
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to read this article! It means a lot that we could share these helpful insights with others who may have been struggling with how best to keep their own space tidy or safe from harmful bacteria and viruses.
We hope that this information has helped you find new solutions when it comes time for spring cleaning at home or work – if not, please feel free to contact us anytime! Our team is always happy to help wherever possible.
Venessa Lam has years of experience in the cleaning industry. During her free time, she will share some cleaning tips and guides.