School’s Out For The Summer
- Posted by Sonlight Cleaning
- On June 28, 2019
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Ask any teacher what they’re looking forward to most this year and they’ll probably tell you “summer break.” You’ll likely hear a similar answer from most school-aged children. As someone who currently fits into neither of those categories, I tend to imagine that school campus turns into a sort of ghost town over the summer. But as I was driving by a high school the other day, I was surprised to find that there were dozens upon dozens of vehicles in the parking lot. I completely forgot about summer school!
High schools aren’t the only educational institutions that stay busy over the summer months. Colleges similarly can be alive with activity this time of year. Many students elect to participate in summer courses in order to get a jump start on the next semester. As a student, I often found summer courses enjoyable because they allowed me to focus on just one subject at a time.
Despite this truth, as I started by saying, most of us still think of school as a fall-through-spring endeavor. But if you are responsible for the care of educational facilities, its best to think of your campus in year-round terms. If you think the facilities will need a lessened care routine over these summer months, time to think again!
Perhaps in scrolling through your social media feed, you’ve seen the work of photographers who document abandoned buildings. I’m always fascinated by these collections, especially the ones that depict schools. Despite the lack of foot traffic and only a few years gone by, the halls are dingy and littered with debris. Everything is covered in dust. Mirrors haze. Toilet water is yellowed. It’s absolutely fascinating to watch the deterioration of a building in this way; as though the very presence of students was the lifeblood that kept things fresh.
If you’ve seen these photography collections, then you know that lack of use does not always mean lack of mess. Year-round janitorial service is a must for your educational facilities. While summer months may look a bit different in what your needs may be, they can be a great time to tackle “extra” projects. Since Sonlight Cleaning Services is an expert in cleaning routine customization, we can work with you to create a school-year AND summer-month cleaning plan. For example, while you may not need a day porter or daily janitorial cleaning during the summer, these months provide the perfect opportunity for once-a-year projects like stripping and waxing the VCT in classrooms and hallways (a project that would not be ideal during the school year).
School may be out for the summer, but your team at Sonlight is very much in and ready to help you get your educational facilities in tip-top shape for the beginning of another school year! Call us today for your free, fully-customizable quote.