During these challenging times, Janitorial staff has found themselves in a unique and ever-changing landscape. Not only are their services required more than ever, but they also have to be able to keep up to the demand. The current problems they face isn’t just about how well and how often they need to clean, but having the right tools to get the job done efficiently and effectively.
In order to keep schools and other facilities clean and slow the spread of viruses, it’s important that your janitorial staff are well-equipped. This will allow them to get more done in a shorter amount of time in order to keep up with and comply with new cleaning policies and procedures. If your custodial department cannot keep up to the demand of these new policies, this could be hazardous to all building occupants, endangering students, staff, and even the public.
At School Fix Catalog we understand the importance of providing your custodians with the tools and equipment that help them get their work done faster and more efficiently. We have created a list of custodian-approved janitorial equipment essential to schools and facilities to help them meet the new guidelines set forth due to the 2020 pandemic. From carts and organizers to floor care products and specialty tools, this guide will provide facility managers assistance when purchasing janitorial supplies and equipment.
The most important equipment will provide mobility and organization. Mop buckets with casters and janitorial carts on wheels are mandatory for effectively completing any job, large or small. School custodians and janitorial staff need to clean large spaces, such as the cafeteria and gym, as well as tough spaces, such as restrooms and locker rooms. They need to clean these areas frequently and these tools give them the ability to do that quickly.
Large capacity mop buckets with wringers and janitorial carts that can organize tools and hold mop buckets are perfect for achieving the best results. If you're on a budget, try janitorial tool organizers for large portable trash cans. For maintenance work, use multi-purpose utility carts, or for locker rooms, use portable laundry carts for towels. Whatever your needs are, there is a cart for the job.
One of the most time-consuming tasks for school janitors is floor cleaning and maintenance. Having the correct tools for the job as well as equipment that can cover large areas quickly is very important. A lot of steps are involved for proper floor care and effective cleaning, and therefore require specific tools and equipment based on flooring types.
There are many variables when it comes to completing cleaning tasks therefore these tasks require a variety of specialized tools. For example, for dusting, a microfiber mitten or handled duster may work fine, but for hard-to-reach areas, you may need to use a duster with a telescopic handle. When removing cobwebs or dusting ceiling fans, there are specialized duster tools for these jobs.
Other specialty janitorial tools that are job-specific, and come in handy, include:
Don't forget to stay stocked up on dust cloths and cleaning rags, and reusable spray bottles for bulk cleaning solutions.
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