From the common cold and flu to a highly contagious stomach virus, sickness at school can quickly go from a few missed school days to an epidemic that leaves your students in danger and your attendance rate in the toilet. At Midlab, we’ve made it our mission to help keep schools safe for you and your students. In order to do that, you need to be aware of what you’re up against…
Common Germs in Your School
Did you know… “More than two-thirds (32 million) of school-aged children in the U.S. missed school in the past 12 months due to illness or injury.”*
Some of the most common germs found in schools are viruses. Whether it’s a smaller K-12 school or a larger university, ineffective cleaning by your crew can leave your students vulnerable to many common illnesses caused by these germs. Of those, some of the most easily caught and spread sicknesses are the common cold, influenza (flu) and rotavirus.
The Importance of Effective Cleaning
It probably won’t come as a surprise that there are countless ways to get sick in a school if proper cleaning and disinfecting isn’t done consistently or correctly. One of the most common ways students get sick at school is through one-on-one contact with another contaminated person. The best way to avoid this spread of germs? Effective hand washing!
However, there’s another big piece of the puzzle that people don’t always understand… keeping your students away from other sick kids does not guarantee that they’ll stay healthy in your school. More often than not, students get sick simply from coming in contact with inanimate objects, such as desks, door handles, water fountains, light switches, bathroom stalls, and air hand dryers.
“One study by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) revealed, “there [are] actually more germs found on an average classroom water fountain spigot than there [are] on a toilet seat.”
How do we avoid left-behind germs in your school? You guessed it… effective cleaning! From training to product choice and use, every step in your crew’s routine should be focused on keeping your students healthy and in school.
Ridding Your School of Unwanted Germs
As flu season quickly approaches, your school may experience an increase in the number of school days missed among students. Though this is common, it’s typically avoidable and completely unacceptable to our team at Midlab.
Not only do sick kids mean your attendance rate drops, they also mean there’s a flaw in your cleaning process. Whether your crew is misusing product, choosing the wrong products, or missing steps in the cleaning process altogether, it can easily become a threatening situation— both for your student body’s health and your school’s budget.
At Midlab, we understand your need for products that keep your students safe and your school running efficiently.
Because students deserve the best, we offer innovative cleaning and training solutions designed with schools in mind. Facility+™, our hydrogen peroxide-based one-step cleaner, disinfectant, and deodorant was specially formulated to keep your students safe while saving on unnecessary costs.
With Facility+, your crew can disinfect almost any non-porous surface in your school in a single step. No costly product line-up or time wasted on repeating steps in the cleaning process. No left-behind germs from improper disinfecting. No dangerous or harsh chemicals. Just healthy, happy students and savings the entire school will benefit from!
Paired with Facility+ to help combat ineffective training in your school is our exclusive, patent-pending PLUS Label System™. This innovative label system uses universally understood icons, multiple languages, and clearly numbered steps to properly train your crew to use Midlab products and keep your school safe from germs. As an added benefit, Facility+ and our PLUS Label System work together to help cut costs in your school, saving you valuable time and money.
Midlab and Your School…
Creating new solutions that help keep everything clean for you and your students is what makes Midlab an innovative industry leader. For almost 40 years, effective cleaning has been our number one priority. But we understand that, at school, your students are yours! We’re passionate about partnering with schools because…
…we’re CONFIDENT in our ability to keep Everything Clean and your students healthy!
Find out how we can help you and your students today! Call us at (800) 467-6294 or visit us at midlabforschools.com to learn more.
*Source: itsasnap.org (via information compiled from American Cleaning Institute and the Center for Disease Control)