If you’re looking for a safe and clean environment for your children to play in, one of the most important things you can do is make sure that the flooring has been properly disinfected. This blog post will give some tips on how to care for your floors while keeping them safe. Read on!
I’m going to start by talking about what types of materials are best suited for childcare facilities. Hardwood or tile are both good choices because they won’t trap dirt or bacteria like carpet will – but I’ve found that hardwood wears out quickly, and it’s pricey. On the other hand, tile can get very cold in the winter – but it’s easy to clean (and maintain).
Fortunately, there’s another option! Vinyl flooring is my absolute favorite type of flooring because it works great in any weather condition, looks fantastic when they’re new, and is easy to clean. It’s also a very affordable option for childcare providers.
Why Should You Disinfect Childcare Flooring for Covid-19?
It’s important to disinfect your childcare flooring because children spend so much time on the ground, and they’re very likely to pick up germs from it. Also, if you use a material like vinyl or tile to see the dirt or stains more easily, it’s even MORE important to disinfect those areas regularly.
Temporary child care centers often face issues with the flooring not being properly disinfected, which can lead to health problems for children. Also, suppose parents find out that your business doesn’t clean their floors regularly. In that case, they’re most likely going to take their business elsewhere – and word of mouth is a very powerful thing when it comes to customer loyalty!
Private child care centers need to make sure they’re using the very best childcare flooring available and that it’s properly disinfected. This is especially true if you’re planning on expanding your business in the future by opening another location – you want to try and keep all of your locations as close together as possible so that parents know where their children will be every day.
Several child care programs have come under fire in recent years for putting children at risk by not keeping their floors properly disinfected. It can be a hard thing to keep track of, but it’s something that must be done if you want to have healthy children and happy parents. If possible, your child care groups should include the same children each day, and the same child care providers should remain with the same group of children each day.
Disinfecting Childcare Flooring Is Easy!
Keeping your childcare flooring clean and disinfected is easy! All you need to do is follow a few simple steps, and you’ll be able to keep your facility safe and clean:
It would be best always to clean up spills as soon as they happen – don’t let them sit on the floor. If possible, use something like a Swiffer wet mop to wipe them up quickly before they can do any damage.
Feeding young children can create a lot of mess – and it’s even worse if you have to clean that up with a broom!
Use disinfectant cleaners to clean the whole floor, especially in extra dirty or sticky places, like the kitchen and bathrooms. You’ll want to use bleach-based cleaning products that you can buy at your local grocery store to be on the safe side.
Keep an eye on those dirty corners! You’ll want to mop up any dirt that builds up over time, and you can use a liquid cleaner like Lysol for this. Ensure the liquid cleaner has peroxide as an active ingredient (otherwise, it’s not going to disinfect properly).
You’ll want to make sure that you’re using the right products to clean your flooring – if it’s a vinyl floor, then ONLY use warm water. If it’s tile, then you can use a bit of soap to get things extra clean.
Your floors will have some stains from time to time that needs special attention – especially when they’re in the kitchen or bathrooms. Please don’t use bleach to get rid of them because that will cause damage to your flooring. Instead, try using a commercial cleaner like Tide laundry detergent (make sure it’s the powder kind) – and make sure you rinse well before applying any other cleaners!
Very young children (like those under the age of 3) tend to put everything in their mouths, including objects on the floor. Therefore, if you use a material like a carpet for your childcare facility floors, make sure those items are very close by, so they can’t crawl under them. Family child care providers should make sure they’re using tiles or vinyl for their floors, to avoid any problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is it so risky to have children play on floors that are not properly cleaned?
Children are especially sensitive to germs, and putting them in an environment where they can come into contact with dirt or other harmful substances puts them at risk of contracting common illnesses like the stomach flu. This can be especially bad if you have children under the age of 3 – just one child who is sick can have a very bad impact on your entire childcare business.
If I’m using products that aren’t bleach-based, then how do I know they’re disinfecting my floors?
You’ll need to use products that are specifically sold for this purpose – just because it cleans well doesn’t mean that it’s killing off bacteria or germs. It can be hard to tell if you’re using the right product just by looking at the label. If there are no instructions for use – either online or on the bottle itself – then the chances are high that your flooring isn’t properly disinfected.
Now that you know the importance of disinfecting your childcare floor, go ahead and give it a try.
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