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Each year, schools do what they can to prepare for flu season as both faculty and students are vulnerable to missing time because of this illness. Flu season is between the start of fall and the end of spring, and the illness can spread very easily within buildings that contain a lot of people, such as schools. The 2019-2020 flu season has been especially difficult as many people throughout the country have been getting sick. While most people get over the flu within a week or so, this illness can be dangerous for the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.
The flu outbreak got so bad that the Rio Vista Independent School District in Rio Vista, TX recently closed all schools throughout their district. While the schools were closed, the district wanted each school to be cleaned and disinfected so that their students and faculty can return to a healthy environment. To ensure that their schools were cleaned and sanitized effectively, they called our professionals at ServiceMaster of North Texas to handle the job.
Cleaning and Sanitization from ServiceMaster of North Texas
At ServiceMaster of North Texas, we provide specialized cleaning and sanitization services that are effective for schools, healthcare facilities, and other public and commercial spaces where germs can easily spread. We use industrial strength equipment and cleaning products to eliminate germs from contaminated spaces. The Rio Vista Independent School District called our professionals knowing that we could make their schools safe for their students and faculty.
How We Clean Schools
Tom Johnson, a member of our staff at ServiceMaster of North Texas, recently shared our sanitization process with CBS 11. One of the most important pieces of equipment used for this job is a fogger that sprays a chemical disinfectant into the air. The fogger is very effective for treating schools and other areas contaminated with a virus as the chemical spray eliminates the virus from the air.
In order to disinfect a school, we must also clean common touchpoints and surfaces where the germs could reside. We mix industrial strength cleaning powders with water and use this solution to clean every possible surface including desks, chairs, tables, countertops, sinks, and even the flooring, walls and ceiling.
“It’s 100 percent effective if it’s done correctly,” says Tom Johnson about our cleaning services. “Shut it down for a couple of days, do a deep clean, get everyone healthy and then the school is safe to go.”
It generally takes 10 to 15 people to clean and disinfect an entire school and up to 100,000 gallons of cleaning solution. The cleaning solution will evaporate quickly from the treated surfaces and will not pose a health risk to students and faculty. After completing our cleaning services, the students of the Rio Vista Independent School District were able to a much safer and healthier environment.
Call ServiceMaster of North Texas for Cleaning and Disinfection
Our professionals understand the importance of keeping public spaces like schools, medical facilities, and offices clean to prevent the spread of illnesses. If you need to have a commercial space cleaned and disinfected in the Dallas area, call the professionals at ServiceMaster of North Texas. We provide highly effective specialized cleaning services that will eliminate dangerous germs from the building.
Give ServiceMaster of North Texas a call at (972) 840-8888 to learn more about this job or for a free estimate on your specialty cleaning service.