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Preparing school buildings for Easter holidays

Posted on: Saturday, March 26th, 2016

The Easter holidays may seem a long way off yet but when it comes to the maintenance of school buildings, advance preparation is crucial.

In order to ensure that everything goes to plan, those who head up the maintenance of the school will need to draw up a checklist of the kinds of tasks that will need to be completed beforehand.

These include things such as cleaning schedules, storage, any planned activities taking place during the school holidays,drawing up plans for the next school year and security.

Below, we have taken a more detailed look at the kinds of considerations that need to be taken into account when maintaining the school building during the summer.

Cleaning schedules

This is perhaps the single most important consideration when it comes to preparing a school for the start of the next term.

In order to ensure that the school building is cleaned to the highest standards possible, it is best to enlist the services of a professional cleaning company.

It is important to do this in advance to ensure that the building is cleaned on time, according to schedule.

Ideally, you want to book a cleaner long in advance. It is also a good idea to research different cleaning firms and compare the prices and services they are offering.

For school buildings, you will probably require a range of different services such as carpet cleaning, window cleaning, bathroom maintenance, garden clearance, washing up, dusting, polishing and emptying the rubbish.

It makes sense to include these as part of one service, rather than attempting to purchase these services separately.

Specialist cleaning

If your school requires any specialist cleaning outside of the normal services requested, then this too should be arranged in advance.

Specialist cleaning may be required for example after a flood, fire or when the school is being revamped or refurbished during the holiday period.

It can also include things such as eco-friendly cleaning, using products that are not detrimental to the environment.

Redecorating

The holiday period is an ideal time to redecorate the school and carry out any repair work. After a while, the paintwork in classrooms and public hallways may start to look worn and rundown, and the carpets may look less than their best after high footfall and years of use.

If that is the case, then repainting public spaces and replacing carpets and furniture could be an ideal way to spruce the building up and create a more harmonious and inspiring environment to work in.

Of course, after any major repair or redecorating work, you will also need to schedule the cleaning soon after that to ensure that any residue or rubbish leftover from the decorating is cleaned thoroughly.