While primary and secondary schools across the UK are gearing up for potential re-opening before the summer term, places of higher education seem to be taking a longer-term approach to protecting students. While this means that the chance of illness spreading is reduced, colleges and universities shouldn’t forget about maintaining that higher standard of hygiene. Now is a better time than any to carry out deep cleaning, or even redecoration, to ensure your higher education buildings are up to scratch.
Here are just a few reasons why hiring a professional cleaning service should be a top priority for higher education facilities:
Post-lockdown cleaning will need that professional touch
With lockdown now fully underway, it may have been weeks or even months since the buildings within your university were cleaned. As such, a typical team of on-site cleaners may not be enough to tackle that big job. Bringing in professional cleaning services for a full and complete clean post-lockdown helps to support your cleaners in keeping your site as hygienic as possible. It also brings the cleaning level in your facility back to neutral, ensuring your on-campus buildings retain that same standard of cleanliness post-quarantine without the need to catch up.
Students leaving halls and on-campus properties without time to clean
With many students leaving their accommodation in a rush, especially when it comes to those living internationally, many colleges and universities have chosen to waive the strict requirements surrounding housing. Higher education is now not opening until the new academic year in the likeliest circumstances, which means those communal areas, rooms and bathrooms will require thorough cleaning ready for new students – something an expert cleaning team is an ideal match for.
Non-student staff returning on-site
While students won’t be on-site for the foreseeable future, the same can’t be said for administration as well as other year-round employees. As such, maintaining a higher standard of infection control is a must for your staff. That means keeping all offices, bathrooms and frequently-used areas clean, clear and hygienic as much as possible. With an expert clean-up service, meeting those health and safety standards is easy.
Do you need a commercial cleaning service for your higher education facility?
Then ACC is the team to call. Get in touch today to find out more about how our cleaning services could support you, and get you ready for the next academic year.