School Bathroom Cleaning Guide

by | Feb 2, 2021 | Educational Facility Cleaning

Keep Your Students Healthy with this School Bathroom Cleaning Guide

Keeping your school bathrooms clean sets the standard for your students – while keeping them healthy. 

It is difficult to walk into a dirty, unkempt space and feel a sense of care and pride. A clean and orderly school is the foundation for building a healthy society. The importance of clean environments cannot go unstatedit gives students a sense of care and pride. 

Further, the moist conditions of bathroomsincluding locker room bathroomscan lead to a germ and bacteria breeding ground. 

If you want to keep your students healthy, it is time to ditch the germ haven and step up your school bathroom cleaning routine. 

What Are the Best Ways to Clean and Maintain Your School Bathrooms?

Cleaning a school bathroom does not need to be a difficult task. If done regularly, you will find that it is easier to maintain than you think. Plus seeing an unclean restroom that is dirty discourages the student body to take pride in their school and environment. Dirty bathrooms are prime canvases for curious or rebellious students with sharpie markers. Executive Cleaning Services wants to help you transform your school’s bathrooms with this step-by-step school bathroom cleaning guide. 

1. Clean the Toilet and Sink with Disinfectant Cleaner

How to maintain school toilets? First, keep the school restrooms clean with disinfectant cleaner. This should work well for regular maintenance. Make sure the cleaner is made specifically for school toilets and spray it inside the bowl. Let it rest for a couple of minutes before scrubbing clean with the toilet brush and flushing. While you wait, spray disinfectant along the entire outside of the toilet and wipe with a clean cloth. 

For the sink, if you find that certain areas have debris, soap scum, or other buildups, use a sponge with a scrub side to clean the surface. Then, spray a disinfectant cleaner in the sink and on the faucets. Using a clean cloth, wipe down the soaked area.  

2. Wipe Down the Countertops, Mirrors, and Sinks with Disinfectant Cleaner

Use your disinfectant cleaner to wipe down all countertops, mirrors, and sinks. Spray it vigorously and wipe it down with a clean cloth. Be sure to get all edges, faucets, handles, and so forth. 

3. Wipe Down All Surfaces with an Antibacterial Wet Wipe

Every surface in a school bathroom has the potential to house germs. Using antibacterial wipes can reduce these germs and prevent the spread of germs when used on all surfaces. In other words, anything that can be touched should be wiped down. Countertops, door handles (entry/exit doors and stalls), hand dryer, paper towel and soap dispensers, trash cans, and so on. 

Work in sections of the bathroom, starting in one area and systematically moving throughout the bathroom. This ensures that you don’t miss any surface along the way. 

4. Spray Any Areas that are Visibly Dirty or Smelly with an Air Freshener Spray

School bathrooms are equivalent to public bathrooms. Many students are accessing them throughout the day, leading to a dirty appearance and some smelly air. Those bathrooms in locker rooms get used by students after gym class or after a hard practice out on the field, which means they will smell even worse. And, because of their size and lacking ventilation, odor sticks around a while. 

Spray any of these areas with an air freshener to give it an uplifting, clean scent. 

5. Use a Mop to Clean Up Any Spills on the Floor

Poorly maintained toilets, pee that missed the urinal or toilet, and even vomit can make their way to the floor of a school bathroom and need to be cleaned up properly – and promptly. Use a mop with hot water and a disinfectant to clean the restroom floors. This should be one of the last steps of your school cleaning and maintenance routine. 

6. Check for Mold in Corners of Showers or Around Tiles Using Bleach Wipes (If You find Mold)

Corner areas of bathrooms, whether on the floor, in the showers, or even on countertops, can have a build-up of mold. If you find that these corners need attention, you will want to use bleach wipes to remove them. 

Use the bleach wipes with gloves on your hands by pushing them into the crevices with your fingers. This allows access to the tiny areas where the mold is living. Wipe it clean and repeat if necessary.  

Final Thoughts

Now that you know how to clean a school bathroom, you can decide whether you want to tackle this on your own or leave it to the professionals. At Executive Cleaning Services, we understand how important it is to maintain a safe, sanitized school bathroom for healthy students. 

Contact us today!