Cleaning Supplies & Guidelines for Schools, Nurseries, Colleges & Universities

Health and safety should always be paramount within any industry and in any company premises, but with the education sector it becomes even more important due to the sheer numbers of staff and pupils and the varying and unique requirements in each and every setting.

Educational establishments are more densely populated than most other working environments. Therefore, cleaning takes on an even greater role, as a way of reducing the risk of infection spreading through germs, dust and soil. It also makes it a harder task to manage and effectively complete and we believe we have put together a range of products and information that reflect this. You deserve the chance to use the highest quality cleaning products that will keep your nursery, school, college or university as clean as new on a daily basis. This includes hand hygiene which is an easy way to prevent the spread of infection. We’ll talk in more-depth about hand hygiene in an upcoming article.

All the school cleaning supplies you find below have been tried and tested over the years and Wray Bros has supplied them to hundreds of educational establishments throughout the UK. You’ll only find high quality cleaning supplies and we’ve maintained a compact product list as we appreciate that in most schools and universities storage is at a premium.

CLEANING CLASSROOMS, CORRIDORS & GYMNASIUM FLOORS: Light soilage use a Neutral Floor Cleaner.  The Jangro version contains a clean refreshing tangerine perfume and is ideal for the daily mopping of floors and suitable for spray cleaning using a high speed floor machine. To use: add 1 part Jangro Neutral Floor Cleaner to 200 parts hot water in a bucket. Mop or wipe surface.

For heavy soilage use a Hard Surface Cleaner. The Jangro version is an extremely versatile general purpose, quick acting cleaner that removes stubborn dirt and heavy grease. To use: add 1 part of Jangro Hard Surface Cleaner to 100 parts hot water in a bucket. Mop or wipe surface.

CLEANING WASHROOMS: TOILET BOWLS: Use a Daily Toilet Cleaner. The Jangro Perfumed Toilet Cleaner is a pH neutral and is safe to use for daily and routine cleaning of toilet bowls, urinals, sinks and baths. Or the Jangro Washroom Sanitiser which is a concentrated thickened acidic cleaner for use on a variety of surfaces that kills odours and bacteria, leaving a refreshing smell.

To use: either Jangro Perfumed Toilet Cleaner or Jangro Washroom Sanitiser flush toilet, apply to interior toilet bowl & under rim. Leave for a few minutes & agitate with toilet brush, reflush toilet & rinse brush.

To clean the toilet seat, handle & around the exterior toilet bowl Spray Jangro Foaming Bactericidal Cleaner and wipe with a clean damp cloth.

Stronger toilet cleaners are available for periodic cleaning, i.e. Jangro Acidic Toilet Cleaner & Limescale Remover which is a thick bactericidal toilet cleaner with a pleasant violet perfume which is a good descaler and is suitable for both stainless steel and porcelain.

CLEANING WASHROOMS: SINKS & SHOWER AREAS: Spray Jangro Foaming Bactericidal Cleaner sparingly onto surface & wipe with a clean damp cloth. Due to its foaming properties it clings to surfaces to remove limescale, body fat, fungus and stubborn stains.

CLEANING SURFACES: WINDOWS & MIRRORS: Spray a Glass & Mirror Cleaner sparingly and wipe with paper or clean cloth. Look for a Glass & Mirror Cleaner with a high alcohol contents which makes it a better solvent and ensures a quicker evaporation leaving surfaces streak free.

CLEANING CLEANING SURFACES: FURNITURE & DESKS: Spray Multi-Surface Polish sparingly & wipe with a clean dry duster.

CLEANING FIRST AID ROOM & INFECTION CONTROL: Spray a Cleaner Disinfectant onto surface or infected area. Wipe with a clean damp cloth to help prevent cross-infection.

CLEANING FITNESS EQUIPMENT: Spray Cleaner Disinfectant onto equipment & seats. Wipe with a clean damp cloth.

CLEANING CARPETS & UPHOLSTERY: Use an Extraction Carpet Cleaner in conjunction with a carpet extraction machine and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

SPOTS & STAINS: Spray a Spot and Stain Remover onto stain, leave for 1 minute. Blot away using white paper towel.

Contact Wray Bros for More Information: If you wish to discover more about our wide range of school janitorial supplies ideally suited for use within the education sector we’ll be more than happy to help. Our customer service team has years of experience and can offer expert advice and guidance based on your specific requirements. Each educational establishment is different from the next and we can help you shape your cleaning regime, tailored to fit your size and budget. Why not visit to open an account for bespoke, discounted prices? If you need more information give Wray Bros a call, contact Steven today on 0151 709 2271.


Cheap ‘vs’ Value-for-Money: Thick Bleach & Thin Bleach

As mentioned in an earlier article ‘Cheap ‘v’ Value-for-Money: Wholesale Washing-Up Liquid’ the challenge when buying wholesale cleaning supplies, regardless of price, is to safeguard against getting fobbed off with inferior supplies and left with a product that doesn’t do the job you and your team expect it to do.

A good example is the supply of bleach cleaner! There are ways a supplier can keep their costs down, but not always to the benefit of the customer.  For instance, one method is to reduce the activity of the product, you can see examples of this in the retail supermarkets, e.g. a typical 2 litre bottle of supermarket bleach may be sold as a loss-leader for approx. 30p but the activity is 1%.  Bleach for the away-from-home sector, for use in more wide and varied situations, such as Jangro Bleach and Jangro Thickened Bleach has an activity of 4/5%.  When comparing wholesale cleaning chemicals like Bleach and Disinfectant it is worth checking the strength for each respective product as well as the cost price if you want good value-for-money.

If the Bleach you use isn't tested to standards such as EN 1276 how do you know it will do what it is supposed to do?

If the Bleach you buy and use isn’t tested to standards such as EN 1276 how do you know it will do what it is supposed to do?

Product Insurance and ISO Standards mean quality cleaning supplies

Some hidden factors that you may not be aware of that affect the costs incurred by reputable suppliers.  For instance, product insurances have a cost to the business and gaining ISO doesn’t come easily or cheaply.  Cleaning products tested to approved standards, such as EN 1276 is a benefit to the customer that proves that the product they are using will actually do what it is supposed to do, i.e. Tested to EN1276 kills 99.99% of germs.  Not all suppliers can say that when challenged and it is a way for you to determine if their formulations and cleaning chemicals are made to an approved standard.

This is what Jangro cleaning chemicals offer in their products, high quality at real value-for-money. If you are offered a product at a price that’s too good to be true it may be worth asking how can this be so much cheaper than what I’m currently paying?  Ask yourself, will the price stand once they have a foot-in-the-door or will you need to order even more product quicker than you normally would?

If you are looking to save money and yet deliver consistent, high standards of hygiene then we can make you look good.  Contact us if you need help or advice with cleaning supplies such as industrial disinfectants, cleaner disinfectant or your hard surface cleaners.

Further reading

Cheap ‘vs’ Value-for-money: Hand Towels, Toilet & Centrefeed Rolls

Cheap ‘v’ Value-for-Money: Wholesale Washing-Up Liquid

Cheap ‘v’ Value-for-Money Cleaning Chemicals: Lemon Floor Gel

Protect Yourself from Wasting Money on Inferior Refuse Sacks

Wray Bros vow to Beat the Cheats with the CHSA