Mar 1, 2024

Prepare for a Safe Return: Essential Services for Educational Facilities To Schedule Before Spring and Summer Break


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Mar 1, 2024

As spring break and summer break approach, educational institutions have a prime opportunity to enhance the safety and cleanliness of their facilities. From disinfecting school buses to maintaining gym floors, proactive measures can significantly impact the well-being of students and staff. In this blog post, we'll explore essential tips for preparing educational facilities before the break, ensuring a clean and healthy environment for all.

Bus Disinfection

Did you know that according to a study published in the Journal of School Health, school buses can harbor a variety of germs, including bacteria like staphylococcus aureus? Regular cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces can help reduce the spread of illnesses among students during transit. Consider implementing a routine disinfection schedule to maintain a healthy transportation environment throughout the academic year.

Athletic Facility Hygiene

Athletic facilities, including locker rooms and gymnasiums, are susceptible to bacteria and infections like staph. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), infections like staph can spread easily in shared spaces, especially among athletes. Encourage regular cleaning and disinfection practices to promote a hygienic environment for athletes and staff.

Gym Floor Maintenance

Maintaining gym floors is essential for safety and aesthetics. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of injury in schools, and well-maintained floors can help reduce the risk of such incidents. Consider scheduling routine maintenance tasks such as sanding down and recoating surfaces to prolong the lifespan of gym floors.

Floor Care

Clean and well-maintained floors contribute to the overall cleanliness of educational facilities. According to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, floors in schools can harbor bacteria and pathogens that contribute to the spread of infections. Implementing a regular floor care routine, including scrubbing and wax stripping, can help remove dirt, grime, and bacteria.

Device Disinfection

Electronic devices are integral to modern education but can harbor germs and bacteria. According to a study by the University of Arizona, electronic devices can harbor more germs than a toilet seat. Encourage regular disinfection of tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices to reduce the risk of germ transmission.


As spring break and summer break approach, educational facilities have an opportunity to prioritize safety and cleanliness. By implementing proactive measures such as bus disinfection, athletic facility hygiene, gym floor maintenance, floor care, and device disinfection, schools can create a healthier environment for students and staff. Whether it's scheduling routine maintenance tasks or investing in professional disinfection services, taking action before the break can make a significant difference in the well-being of everyone in the educational community. Prepare your facility for a safe and clean return by implementing these essential tips today.

Ready to ensure a safe and healthy environment for your educational facility? Contact GermBlast today to learn more about our comprehensive services and how we can support your infection prevention and facility maintenance needs.

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