Keeping Schools Clean During Spring Break

As spring break approaches, schools across the country are gearing up for a well-deserved break for students and teachers alike. While the hallways may be empty and the classrooms finally quiet, the work doesn’t stop for school maintenance teams tasked with keeping the facilities clean! 

So, how do these teams ensure that schools remain spotless during the break? The Pollock Orora team is here to help you discover how you can have spring break clean — SOLVED!

Plan for the Spring Break Cleaning

As with many things, thorough planning is essential. Maintenance teams should develop a detailed checklist of tasks to be completed during the break, prioritizing areas that require deep cleaning and maintenance. This may include cleaning classrooms, restrooms, hallways, and common areas, as well as inspecting and servicing HVAC systems, repairing any damage, and restocking supplies.

Divide & Conquer Cleaning Areas

One effective strategy is to divide the workload among team members, assigning specific tasks and areas to each individual to maximize efficiency. By organizing tasks in advance, maintenance teams can ensure that all areas of the school receive the attention they need without overlooking any crucial details.

Additionally, spring break presents an excellent opportunity for more extensive cleaning projects that may be challenging to tackle during the school year. This could involve stripping and waxing floors, shampooing carpets, or deep cleaning hard-to-reach areas. By taking advantage of the extended break, maintenance teams can thoroughly refresh and revitalize the school environment for the return of students and staff.

Implement Proactive Cleaning Throughout the Year

By implementing regular cleaning schedules, conducting routine inspections, and addressing issues promptly, maintenance teams can prevent minor problems from escalating into more significant issues that disrupt the learning environment. Investing in quality cleaning equipment and supplies can also enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

Find an Effective Partner in Keeping Your School Clean

Pollock Orora is proud to partner with educational institutions to create clean environments. Our corporate bid department will gladly work with you to align with the right cooperative purchasing program, including the Texas Association of School Boards Buy Board and National IPA, so you have access to the strategic suppliers and pricing programs you need to run a tight ship. From providing office essentials to pest management solutions, we’re ready to help maintenance teams stay proactive during the spring. 

With dedication and attention to detail, maintaining a clean school environment becomes a shared responsibility that contributes to the well-being and success of everyone in the school community! Need help finding the right equipment to keep your school clean over spring break? Give Pollock Orora a call at 972-263-2126 or reach out online.