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 www.wraybros.co.uk 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.

 

Suggested Housekeeping Cleaning Schedule and Cleaning Supplies

Following on from the previous post Suggested Washroom Cleaning Schedule and Cleaning Supplies the article below continues the theme but looking at the cleaning regime for general office spaces.

A selection of Jangro housekeeping cleaning chemicals ideal for office cleaning

A selection of Jangro housekeeping cleaning chemicals ideal for office cleaning

The post covers a suggested schedule for daily, weekly and monthly cleaning tasks as well as recommended cleaning supplies suitable for the task of cleaning office reception areas, general office spaces, corridors and stairwells.

Suggested Cleaning Schedule: Office Reception and General Office Space Suggested Housekeeping Cleaning supplies
Daily cleaning tasks

  • Empty waste bins and remove refuse
  • Brush or vacuum entrance mats
  • Spot clean floor surface

Weekly cleaning tasks

  • Dust surfaces up to hand height
  • Spot clean doors and wall partitions
  • Polish decorative metal surfaces
  • Polish wood furniture
  • Clean underneath loose mats
  • Fully clean floor surfaces

Monthly cleaning tasks

  • Dust surfaces to medium height
  • Clean telephones
  • Dust shelves and cupboards
  • Clean radiators and pipework
  • Vacuum upholstered furniture

Suggested Cleaning Schedule: Corridors, Stairs and Lifts

Daily cleaning tasks

  • Empty waste bins and remove refuse
  • Spot clean doors, glazing and mirrors
  • Brush or vacuum loose matting
  • Spot clean floor surface

Weekly cleaning tasks

  • Dust all horizontal surfaces to hand height
  • Polish handrails and balustrades
  • Polish brass work and other decorative metal surfaces
  • Polish wood furniture
  • Damp wash/burnish laminate surfaces
  • If applicable, clean and polish lift interior and exterior surfaces
  • Polish door finger and kick plates
  • Clean underneath loose mats
  • Fully clean floor surfaces

Monthly cleaning tasks

  • Dust surfaces to medium height using flick mop
  • Vacuum upholstered furniture
  • Damp wipe marks from doors and partitions
  • Damp wipe radiators and pipework
Suggested Glass and Mirror Cleaning chemicals:

Quick Guide to Cleaning Windows, Glass and Mirrors:

  • Spray sparingly onto surface
  • Wipe immediately with lint free cloth
  • Polish to a sparkling finish
  • For small areas spray onto cloth & wipe surface

Suggested 750ml Spray Polish Cleaning chemicals

Quick Guide to Cleaning Furniture, Fixtures and Telephones

  • Spray sparingly onto surface
  • Wipe immediately with lint free cloth
  • Polish to a lustrous finish
  • For small areas spray onto cloth & polish surface

Suggested Air Freshener Spray products

Quick Guide to Air Freshening

  • Spray high into the air, away from the face
  • Do not spray over furniture or fittings

Further suggested janitorial supplies

For consideration: 

  • Always read and follow the Jangro label instructions.
  • Wear suitable and recommended ppe and use the correct colour coded cleaning equipment.
  • Routinely check stock levels of your cleaning chemicals and janitorial supplies.

Managing ongoing hygiene standards

There are additional cleaning tasks that should be undertaken on a quarterly and/or six monthly basis, e.g. clean window blinds, internal windows and dust high level surfaces.  To help maintain a good working relationship between the customer and cleaning services company there should be agreed standards in-place that can be benchmarked against during cleaning inspections.

Look out for our supporting article Suggested Washroom Cleaning Schedule and Cleaning Supplies provides a template covering a cleaning plan for clean and hygienic washroom and toilet.  Further posts will look at a cleaning schedule for catering environments. Contact Wray Bros for further help and information on how to get the best from your wholesale janitorial supplies or for information on our hygiene audit.