The school locker room… a dirty, smelly place.

But does it have to be this way?

Locker rooms are known for housing some nasty stuff – sweaty teenagers, blood, bare feet, antibiotic-resistant staph, and dirty gym clothes.   Effective cleaning starts with controlling the source of dirt and grime (like mats at the front door to keep from tracking in dirt).  Locker rooms are a hot spot for pathogens in a school, so create a cleaning routine for your locker room that will protect the rest of your school. 

  1. Keep up with population

Locker rooms are usually high traffic areas.  The frequency of use will help you decide your own cleaning schedule.  Less frequent cleaning increases the risk of soil and particles spreading to other school areas, while also unfairly affecting the students who use the space later on in the cleaning cycle.

  1. Have a cleaning order

Always start by cleaning the least dirty parts of a room before moving on to dirtier areas.  This helps prevent the spread of harmful germs.  Clean from high to low to prevent re-soiling a cleaned surface.  *Remember! Each space is different, so there is no one-size approach.  Call Supply Solutions today and we can help you create a plan that is right for you!*

  1. Show the germs who’s the boss

It’s essential to use quality cleaning supplies which can be found in our stocked showroom.  Be sure to use cleaners designated for their use.  Hospital-grade disinfectants should be used on all touchpoints and floors in a locker room.  Don’t forget the main touchpoints like light switches, handles, doorknobs, and laundry facilities!

  1. Stomp out those smells!

Locker rooms bring to mind many unpleasant odors.  Air fresheners just add another scent into the mix but they don’t solve the problem.  Protein-based soils collect around floor drains, toilets, and under sinks.  Stop the smells at the source by using a cleaner with enzymes to digest the proteins causing bad odors.

Follow these four steps to create a cleaner environment in your school!