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School Locker Room Cleaning: Eliminating the Filth of Fall Sports

School Locker Room Cleaning: Eliminating the Filth of Fall Sports

It's no secret that school locker rooms are breeding grounds for bacteria. Between infections transferred by skin-to-skin contact and the filth that gets into school facilities from the playing fields, cleaning crews face an enormous challenge throughout the fall sports season. Restroom facilities and showers present added difficulties. Here's what your team faces in school locker room cleaning this fall, and how you can keep your students healthy and safe.

 

Risks Present in Locker Rooms

Diseases like ringworm, conjunctivitis (pink eye), and the staph infection MRSA are transmitted by skin-to-skin contact. While the personal hygiene of student athletes does play a role, your cleaning crew has the responsibility to thoroughly clean areas where bacteria can spread. Wrestling mats in the gym, benches in the locker room, and toilets in the school restrooms are just three examples of places that bacteria fester. Dirty equipment may also host bacteria.

 

An outbreak of ringworm or pink eye can have a devastating effect on your school. Members of several classes may find their health in jeopardy, which is the worst nightmare of school administrators. In addition to these dangers, the athletic program and the reputation of the educational institution may suffer permanent damage. Athletic programs should be a healthy part of a well-rounded education, but illnesses could make students rethink taking part in sports.

 

Advanced School Locker Room Cleaning

While there is no foolproof method for eliminating bacteria in locker rooms, you can get close to this goal by using the latest cleaning techniques. For example, your custodial department should focus on the removal of soils to reach a higher standard of cleanliness in facilities. Mops and rags make soil removal virtually impossible. In several studies, the last surfaces cleaned with a rag retained as much as eight times more contaminants than the first. This system represents bacteria transfer, not removal.

 

To achieve soil removal, spray-and-vacuum cleaning has proven to be the most effective—60 times more than mops. Cleaning crews can approach everything from wrestling mats to pool decks to locker room toilets with a spray-and-vac system. The common denominator in these systems is the lack of mop heads and rags to transfer soils. To help you safely clean surfaces such as table tops, Kaivac's SmartTowel is divided into eight numbered sections, so you can use a new section for each surface without risking cross-contamination.

 

Your Cleanest School Year Yet

A new cleaning system may sound too daunting for crews and too expensive to afford, but you can get Kaivac's No-Touch Cleaning system without increasing your cleaning budget. Once trained in the no-touch system, custodial departments spend far less time cleaning while removing far more soils during school locker room cleaning.

 

Implementing this system sooner rather than later ensures that you will have your cleanest school year to date. Staph infections, ringworm, and pink eye could leave your students with health problems and damage your athletic department for years. A much better alternative awaits your school when you're ready to make the switch.

 

To learn more about spray-and-vac cleaning, click here.

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