When a serious outbreak of measles that spread through several states last spring was traced back to Disneyland, the common denominator was that the children effected had all been in the weeks before. However, you don’t have to take your kids to a theme park for them to be subjected to serious surface and airborne pathogens. It can happen in your own school or daycare. ServiceMaster Green is committed to healthier schools in Des Moines, IA with our green commercial cleaning services.
Schools and daycares are an easy place for germs to grow and thrive. With little ones sneezing, coughing, and touching everything and everyone, it’s the perfect environment for a virus to run rampant. Between the kids and the infected surfaces, it can become a seemingly never-ending cycle of germ spreading that causes sickness and absence for both kids and educators.
What can you do to help?
Parents and teachers can help by teaching children the basics of good hand washing, especially after using the bathroom or extra-curricular activities. The CDC says that proper hand washing is key to stopping the spread of diseases. Teach children these proper hand washing techniques:
- Wet hands with warm water.
- Turn off the tap, apply soap.
- Lather vigorously while humming “Happy Birthday” which is equivalent to about 20 seconds.
- Pay special attention to wrists and fingernails where germs like to gather.
- Rinse thoroughly and dry.
What can the school do?
ServiceMaster Green’s commercial cleaning services use the highest quality green cleaning supplies available. Our advanced microfiber technology can catch and capture germs and pathogens the eye cannot see. We don’t just come in and blast the area with chemicals; we use our proprietary techniques to clean with green! Less chemicals in the schools and daycares means less likeliness for VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) to irritate sensitive throats or lungs. This is especially important with little children who may be prone to asthma or have sensitivity to smells and odors.
Our trained technicians will work with you to form a schedule for regular commercial cleaning maintenance or on-demand services as needed. Call us at 515-255-7775 for your customized quote for your Des Moines area school or daycare!