How Quickly Can Germs Spread Through Your School?

Jan 20, 2019

How Quickly can Germs Spread Through your School?

Germs Spread Through Your SchoolAccording to a recent study in Tucson, contamination of a single doorknob can lead to the spread of a virus in an entire office building or school—not the nicest fact to know. Researchers placed a tracer virus on commonly touched objects such as a doorknob. At multiple intervals of 2 to 8 hours, the researchers sampled a variety of surfaces such as light switches, staircase rails, sink tap handles, and push buttons. They discovered that forty to sixty percent of the surfaces were contaminated in as little as two hours. This is how fast germs spread through your school.

The American children miss 2 million days of school each year. Childhood infections such as colds and cases of flu are contracted at a rate of 6.5 per year. These results are however not shocking to the nation’s teachers since seven out of ten claim that their classrooms are not disinfected regularly and more than half spend their time and money ridding their classrooms of germs.

Do it yourself cleaning is however not effective as shown by the rising number of missed school days by children in schools in Greenville SC. Outsourcing professional cleaners like Summit Janitorial helps keep the school running and in excellent conditions while you focus on education. Here are the top reasons why you should consider outsourcing your school janitorial services to fight the spread of germs:

Better Cleaning

Teachers try to keep classrooms clean but clean is not always germ-free—especially when sick kids show up for school. Professional cleaning companies use the most advanced cleaning methods and equipment ensuring your school is clean and germ-free.

Better Performances

Infections such as the flu and colds, which are commonly transmitted in classrooms, are more than a nuisance. Besides keeping kids at home and lowering their performance, teachers too are not immune to the infections. The average teacher now registers an average of 5.3 sick days per year.

Hiring a professional janitorial company helps reduce the rate of these viral infections. Summit Janitorial especially uses detergents and disinfectants specifically suited to fight these pathogens.

Reduced Cost

Outsourcing your school’s janitorial services allows you to customize the services to suit your budget. You can also keep the prices down by adjusting the frequency of cleaning. Professional cleaning companies come with all the equipment needed to clean your school. You don’t have to worry about the cost of hiring, training and managing in-house cleaning staff.

Availability of Cleaning Staff

When you hire professional janitorial companies like Summit Janitorial you are assured of cleaning services anytime when you need them. As opposed to in house cleaning, janitorial companies always ensure that a professional is always available to meet your cleaning needs. Hire us today and say goodbye to sick days and leave of absence.

Convenience and Flexibility

When you outsource cleaning services, you can choose what works best for you. You get to decide whether the cleaning is done during the peak or off-peak hours. Summit Janitorial can adjust to suit your shifting needs.

The spread of pathogens is inevitable but with the correct measures, spread of germs across your school can be regulated to the maximum. Save your students from pathogen-related infections by investing in a good janitorial company today. Contact us for more information.

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