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Monday's Ask the Experts: Day care cleaning

April 16, 2012
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Monday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: The community college where I work is going to open a day care within the year. Can anyone tell me about special procedures for cleaning a daycare center?

The answer:

One of our members, Cleaning Consultant Services, Inc., sells a $10 report (#63) How to Bid and Clean Daycare Centers. Their website is: www.cleaningpublisher.com or call 206-682-9748.

You already clean a facility with a lot of people in it, so the day care should be no different with the exception of the ages involved and the fact that ones so young have a tendency to put toys and such into their mouths and do other things that will pass along microbes.

While in the long run, these may build their immune systems, in the short haul, they can cause a lot of illness. You may find your self disinfecting toys and other surfaces that pose a threat to the young ones in this setting.

The basic floor care and rest room maintenance will not ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ATEX/ICAN editor

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