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A clean environment should be top priority for schools, it can go a long way in upholding a school’s reputation by protecting student and faculty health. Now is the best time to stock up on cleaning supplies for the new school year. Whether you are looking for janitorial equipment, cleaning chemicals, restroom cleaning supplies or janitorial tools, we’ve got you covered here at JaniSource.

Here are the top janitorial supplies and equipment every school staff needs.

1. Low-toxicity cleaning chemicals.

Air quality in schools is often compromised because of harsh chemicals and cleaners being used when the janitorial staff are cleaning. In schools, and other facilities, with younger children, this is becoming a growing concern. According to the EPA, students can be sensitive to cleaning products used and these products can have negative side effects on a growing brain, such as shortened attention spans and lower learning ability.

If you are concerned about the toxicity of the cleaning supplies used in your school, try these cleaners instead:

Fizzy Peroxide + Orange Cleaner – This ready-to-use green cleaner is a low toxicity, low VOC, readily biodegradable, hydrogen peroxide fortified, all-purpose cleaner that is specifically designed to address household environmental, safety and health concerns.

CleanZyme ECO Odor Eliminator & Carpet Spotter – Don't hide the scent, eliminate it! Fast, Green and Clean with CleanZyme Eco! Remove odors, stains, even clogged drains, all while being environmentally responsible.

BellaBowl ECO Organic Acid Toilet Bowl & Restroom Cleaner – This green cleaner contains no phosphates, no VOC’s and is non-fuming and non-corrosive to the skin and mild steel.

AlpenGlow Hypoallergenic Wood & Laminate Floor Cleaner – This green cleaner is water based specifically formulated to clean polyurethane finished floors quickly without dulling or streaking.

2. Cleaning supplies for hard floor surfaces.

There is a wide variety of cleaning options for your hard floor surfaces. To keep your floors clean on a daily basis it’s best to use a degreaser. Try these hard surface cleaners for daily cleaning:

BlitzBlue All Purpose Cleaner Degreaser Concentrate – With a special formula made to emulsify soils and hold them in suspension, cleaning has never been easier. If it is safe to use water, it's safe to use Blitz Blue!

Fizzy Peroxide Citrus Powered Cleaner Degreaser Concentrate – This cleaner removes slippery grease to improve safety. Provides heavy-duty cleaning power without the use of chlorine bleach, phosphates, or butyl solvents.

AlpenGlow Waterbased Urethane Finish Sealer - 100% oil-modified urethane wood finish dispersed in water with characteristics equal to and often surpassing those of conventional solvent coatings. Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) certified and approved for use on wood gymnasium floors.

For a deeper clean, consider investing in a floor scrubber. Floor scrubbers remove ground in dirt, debris, and allergens that a daily floor cleaner can’t access. Here are a couple floor scrubbers to consider:

Tornado BD 20/11 Walk-Behind Scrubber – This 20” auto scrubber is available as a brush assist or self-propelled traction. Designed from the ground up with our customer's needs in mind, the BD 20/11 small walk-behind scrubber from Tornado® is perfect for smaller spaces.

Karcher Auto Scrubber Chariot 2 ISCRUB 20" Deluxe– The Chariot™ 2 iScrub 20 Deluxe floor scrubber scrubs 50% more area at a lower investment cost and higher productivity rate than conventional walk-behind scrubbers. It also offers quiet operation for daytime cleaning.

IPC Eagle 20" Walk-Behind Automatic Scrubber – The CT46 Automatic Scrubber has the highest drying performance with a three-stage motor and HD squeegee. Its compact design, adjustable handle and long-lasting battery make the CT46 the perfect machine to work in narrow spaces with high productivity.

3. Hand sanitizer in every classroom.

Hand sanitizer is a great barrier for germs when you can’t have a sink and soap in your classroom. The CDC recommends using alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHR) with 65-95% alcohol. ABHRs are actually a preferred hand cleaning method in many situations because of evidence that it has better compliance than soap and water.

We recommend ABC Fast Instant Foaming Hand Sanitizer. This fast instant foaming hand sanitizer is an ethyl alcohol based sanitizer for use when water is unavailable. Fast drying, conditions skin, and kills bacteria.

5. Hand sanitizer stations for easy hand sanitizing.

Maintain a safe, germ-free school environment by placing hand sanitizer stations and hand sanitizer dispensers throughout your facility. By making hand sanitizer readily accessible students and staff can sanitize their hands more often.

Purell Quick Floor Stand Kit With Two Refills - Fast and temporary access to PURELL® Hand Sanitizer – it’s a quick stop for sanitizing. Great for school events!

We offer a variety of temporary and permanent hand sanitizer stations and dispensers to choose from.

6. Electrostatic sprayer to easily disinfect large areas.

Make cleaning large areas, like a school gym or lockers, easier with an electrostatic sprayer. These sprayers work by charging disinfectants as they pass through a sprayer nozzle. This generates charged droplets that repel one another and actively seek out environmental surfaces, which they stick to. The result is a uniformed coating of disinfectant on whatever you’re spraying.

We recommend trying the IPC Eagle T6LTX24 - 6 Gallon Stainless Steel Sprayer.

Keep your facility clean, safe, and attractive this school year with JaniSource. For more information and assistance with ordering school janitorial supplies, contact a JaniSource Sales Representative for assistance at 877-667-4323.

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