March 13, 2018
- Plumbing & Restrooms
By Fabio Vitali
With so many students and faculty in close quarters in schools, it’s easy for germs to spread from person to person or from surfaces to people. In fact, a 2016 Healthy Hand Washing Survey found that nearly half of parents said their children missed between two and five days of school in the last year due to a cold or the flu.
Specifically, restrooms are often a breeding ground for pathogens that can lead to illness and absences that negatively impact learning. Thankfully, regular cleaning and disinfection can support health. Facility managers and building service contractors (BSCs) can avoid common restroom pitfalls by understanding frustrating yet avoidable issues and maintenance best practices. Restroom Fails There are numerous restroom issues that can frustrate students, staff and visitors, including:
An A+ Guide to Maintaining School Restrooms There are several best practices that BSCs or in-house cleaning crews should follow, including:
Graduating to Improved Maintenance Schools are meant to be a place for learning and growth. However, they can also be an inviting place for germs to live and a maintenance nightmare if key areas like restrooms are not tended to on a regular basis. To preserve cleanliness and health within educational facilities, it is important for facility managers and BSCs to understand the most common restroom complaints and maintenance best practices, and invest in products that better support restroom hygiene and aesthetics.Vitali is vice president AFH marketing and sales for Sofidel America. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.