3 Things Custodians Can’t Do (That Building Sanitizing Pros Can)
Do you know the difference between these two?
Custodians remove the visible dirt, dust, shine the floors and fixtures and make your buildings look good but leave the buildings unhealthy. Custodians do not have the knowledge, training, or equipment to make your buildings healthier. Had you rather eat your lunch in the cafeteria or in the restroom? If you are concerned with germs, the restroom would probably be the best choice.
Sanitizing pros remove the visible dirt, dust, shine the floors and fixtures and make the buildings look good and they also remove mold, mildew, allergens, bacteria, and viruses, making the building healthier. With a healthier building, you can eat your lunch anywhere you would like, even in the cafeteria.
Would you rather:
- Have a building that looks good but is unhealthy or a building that looks good and is healthier?
- Have your present teachers and students absenteeism rate or have a much lower absenteeism rate for them?
- Have a lower drop-out rate for students and teachers or a higher drop-out rate?
- Have a higher student grade point average or lower grade point average?
- Have a higher student graduation rate or a lower graduation rate?
- Pay more for the unhealthy buildings or pay less for a healthy buildings?
IT IS YOUR CHOICE.
Many of your custodians have the ability to learn and can be trained how to be sanitizing pros.
We created our consulting package so that we can show your present custodian staff how to make you buildings healthier and have the same production rates that NCBS has. This package is risk free. We get no pay unless we show you how to make your buildings heathier and save this money. Then we get only a percentage of this savings.
If you need further help, we furnish management trainers to help you train your staff.
Since education is your core business and sanitizing your buildings is a non-core part of your operations, we would be glad to completely outsource this activity after you have gotten to know us and feel comfortable outsourcing this important activity to us.
IT IS YOUR CHOICE.
We recommend starting with the consulting program, since you will be keeping most of your present staff and since there is no risk for you in doing this. Many companies make exaggerated statements that they cannot deliver on and you do not know NCBS from these companies.
The consulting program allows you to get to know and evaluate NCBS before you lose any of your present staff, make any changes or pay us any money. With the consulting program, we work for you although as an independent vendor.
We will be successful only if we make you successful. The more successful we make you, the more successful we become. Your success comes first and is always necessary to our success. Therefore, the motivation is with us both.
After you see how successful the program is and you would like to relieve yourself of running this non-core sanitizing program in your schools and just concentrate on your core business of educating the students, we can take over the entire outsourcing of this non-core activity for you if and when you wish.
We’re not here to bash custodians. They perform a very useful and necessary service. But, did you know that if you sat down to eat your lunch and wanted the least exposure to germs, you’d be better off doing so in your building’s bathroom?
It’s not your custodial team’s fault. They don’t have any way to measure the number of germs present in any given area of your building. We’re sure that if you went and looked at your building’s bathroom and desks that everything would look great.
So let’s get into what custodians can’t do that building sanitation pros can, so you know the difference between the two professions:
- Custodians Can’t Detect Germ Counts
As we were alluding to, your custodians have no way of measuring how many germs are present in a given location. It’s not their fault. They simply don’t have the technology or training.
Building sanitation pros do have the technology and training. In fact, they can use sophisticated scientific equipment to measure the number of germs present in a certain location.
- Custodians Can’t Kill Many Germs, Viruses, Bacteria, and Other Unwanted Organisms
Yes, custodians use disinfectants. While disinfectants make things look and smell good, they don’t eliminate millions of germs and bacteria. And, when used improperly, they can boost bacteria’s resistance to their disinfecting properties. And that actually leads to more bacteria being present than before.
Since building sanitation pros can measure the number of these present, they can create and fine-tune processes that drastically eliminate how many bacteria you have in your building. And, they can keep these numbers down over the long-term too.
- Custodians Can’t Do Much to Improve Your Health
While disinfectants and other cleaning chemicals may eliminate some bacteria, they leave plenty behind. The same goes for germs, viruses, and many common allergens. So, that means you still have plenty of opportunity to get sick.
However, since building sanitation pros can greatly reduce the numbers of these unwanted organisms, they can also reduce the number of illnesses you and your building’s visitors experience throughout the year.
As we said, custodians provide a very necessary service for your building – making it look and smell good. Building sanitation pros help you take the next step in reducing viruses and bacteria so your visitors and employees stay healthier.