School janitors work hard over the summer to ensure schools are clean
and in top shape when students and staff return to school.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long for students to stink up school gyms
and locker rooms once they return. To help schools keep the “locker room
smell” at bay throughout the school year, Cintas
Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) offers tips to combat the spread of
“Locker room cleaning not only helps eliminate unpleasant odors, but it
also helps to reduce the spread of bacteria and fungusi
caused illnesses such as athlete’s foot and ringworm,” said John Engel,
Director of Marketing, Cintas. “Effective cleaning, routine deep
cleaning and adopting correct cleaning procedures can go a long way in
maintaining a healthy locker room.”
To reduce the likelihood for odor-causing bacteria to flourish in school
gyms and locker rooms, Cintas recommends focusing on the following areas
of a locker room:
Floors. Floors can become a breeding ground for bacteria,
fungus and unpleasant odor due to the damp-nature of most locker room
floors. Perform regular floor deep cleans as well as routine daily
cleaning using an effective cleaning solution, dilution, dwell time
and high-pressure steam to sanitize and remove the buildup and
accumulation of dirt and grime.
Lockers. The mixture of humidity, soiled clothing and shoes
left in lockers can quickly cause unpleasant odors. Have students
remove soiled clothes and towels weekly, and conduct locker deep
cleans with a microfiber cloth and a disinfecting cleaning solution to
eliminate odor-causing bacteria growth.
Gym equipment. To limit the spread of odor-causing bacteria,
encourage students to wipe down equipment using an effective cleaning
solution after each use.
Restrooms. Offensive restroom odors are not only caused by
frequent use, but also by bacteria buildup in clogged drains. Consider
using air fresheners, urinal screens and restroom mats to stop these
For more information about Cintas Facility Services, visit http://www.cintas.com/facilityservices/.
About Cintas Corporation:
Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types
and sizes get READY™ to open their doors with confidence every
day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our
customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean,
safe and looking their best. With products and services including
uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products,
fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training,
Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered
in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq
Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both
the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.
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