Fuller Industries manufactures a range of commercial cleaning chemicals and tools with a specific selection designed to make cleaning an elementary-school classrooms with attached restrooms simple and efficient.

For best results, follow the instructions on the label for each product. Our training program seeks to give a solid base of information for any member of a janitorial or facilities maintenance staff member to build on with experience.

It’s important to follow the procedures given to you by your supervisor, since those steps are designed specifically for the job at hand.

Custodial staff are responsible for the cleanliness of elementary-school classrooms and their adjoining restrooms, and our line of chemicals and tools are designed to aid in this process. Our training imparts information gleaned over years of experience in manufacturing these chemicals and working with end users. When used as directed, our chemicals provide a safe and efficient solution for cleaning areas where students can study and learn to take care of themselves.

Before beginning any cleaning procedure, it’s important for the cleaner to notify anyone in the area that the cleaning is about to begin.

The cleaner should gather personal protective equipment, including eye protection and gloves, and also gather together the required supplies and equipment for the job at hand.

Always follow manufacturer label instructions on any cleaning product.

When cleaning a classroom with a restroom, begin by sweeping the restroom and spraying the fixtures with disinfectant. Leave the disinfectant on the surfaces for ten minutes to ensure it is effective.

Return to the classroom and empty the pencil sharpener, then empty all trash cans and remove the trash liners if they are torn or wet. Disinfect the trash can and replace the liner as needed. Be sure to return the trash cans to their original locations.

Make sure all the lights are turned on, and replace any burned-out lightbulbs. If a light with a new bulb still doesn’t turn on, mark it with a piece of tape and notify your supervisor of the problem.

Remove gum, tape and other stuck-on debris from the floor, and sweep or vacuum any hard-to-reach areas and along the baseboards.

Using a microfiber dust mop or HEPA vacuum, dust or vacuum the floor, starting at the back of the room farthest from the door and working back to the door. Use continuous motion, without lifting the dust mop or vacuum off the floor, and keeping the leading edge of the mop or vacuum the same. Use the tip-and-drop method to clean underneath student desks, lifting one side of the desk two to three inches off the floor, move the mop under the entire desk and drop the desk back into place. Once the entire floor has been mopped or vacuumed, use a lobby broom and dustpan to pick up the debris.

If the classroom is equipped with a sink, clean it with a neutral cleaner and green microfiber cloth, then polish with stainless steel cleaner. If the sink has an attached drinking fountain, disinfect it daily using a disinfectant and green microfiber cloth. Wipe down counters around the sink with a green microfiber cloth.

Clean graffiti from tables and remove marks from walls using a green microfiber rag and spray bottle with neutral cleaner. Do not spray the surface. Instead spray the microfiber rag with cleaner. If neutral cleaner does not remove the soils, use a hydrogen-peroxide all-purpose cleaner. Also available is a Wipe-Out Eraser. Disinfect all high-touch areas such as doorknobs, light switches, and tabletops using a green microfiber rag and spray bottle with neutral cleaner.

Spot-mop floors daily and damp-mop the entire floor on a weekly basis. Be sure to place wet-floor signs up whenever mopping. High-dust on a weekly basis as well, using a green microfiber dust cloth.

Once the classroom is clean, return to the restroom, wipe the fixtures with the corresponding microfiber cloths, red for toilet seats and exterior porcelain areas, and a yellow microfiber cloth for flush valves, sinks, counters, and dispensers. Clean the toilet bowl using a bowl mop. Mop the restroom floor with a pink microfiber mop. Restock the toilet paper, paper towel dispenser, and soap dispensers. If classrooms are equipped with paper towel and soap dispensers, the custodial staff is responsible for stocking them on a daily basis.

When done and the inspection is complete, make sure the lights are turned off, and lock all doors and windows.

Fuller Technical Institute Video:

How to Clean an Elementary Classroom with Attached Restroom

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