Day Care Centers:
As a parent of two young children, nothing is more concerning to me at day care facilities than detailed cleanliness. In addition to the customary disinfecting of the bathroom and kitchen, I expect that the handles on doors and cabinets, drinking fountains, play ground equipment, mats for quiet time, chairs, table tops and toys are also disinfected on a regular basis. Colds, flues, infections and bacteria travel rapidly in settings with young children primarily because of the hand to mouth contact that takes place. It is extremely important that these “landing points” be cleaned often and with great care. Wiping these areas down with the proper germicidal and virucidal solution is critical to maintaining the health of each child as well as each caregiver. Cold and flu seasons present an additional cleaning challenge, and the janitorial company must be alert as to the strain of flu that is predominate and which solution is able to combat its spread. A secondary issue is the elimination of odors. The smell of urine in restrooms can be especially annoying and difficult to control given the amount that is left in and around the toilets each day. It is important for the janitorial company to understand which odor remover to use and how to use, and most importantly, that removing an odor does not eliminate the need for thorough cleaning!