Deep Cleaning a Correctional Facility Presents a Particular Set of Challenges
The challenge of deep cleaning a correctional facility lies in the wide variety of tasks at hand as well as the special circumstances of the work. Jails and prisons consist of cells, offices, break areas, showers, kitchens, dining areas, and more. Each area presents its own necessities and particular set of challenges. Add to that the secured and restricted elements of the job and it’s clear that cleaning jails and prisons require a bit of planning. Here are a few tips on deep cleaning a correctional facility.
Coordinate with the Correctional Officers
Before deep cleaning a correctional facility, it is absolutely essential to coordinate with the correctional officers. They know the inmates, the schedule, and how the jail operates so they’re your best resource for designing a place that’s both safe and efficient. With their help, you can devise a plan that will maximize the downtime of each area of the facility.
Stock, Check, and Re-Check
Again, this is a matter of logistics. In other cleaning jobs, say an office building, forgetting to bring enough disinfectant means a quick trip back to the truck. However, cleaning a correctional facility means secured areas and limited time to take care of them. As a result, it’s wise to make sure you’re stocked up beforehand and have everything you need. Your supplies will vary depending on your needs but here are a list of a few helpful items:
- All-purpose cleaner and disinfectant
- Glass cleaner
- Heavy duty degreaser
- Graffiti remover
- Stainless steel cleaner
- Pressure washer
- Scrub pads
- Shop vac
- Paper towels
It’s also very important that you coordinate with the corrections officers to have them check your inventory on the way in and the way out of the facility to make sure nothing gets left behind.
A Smarter Way to Clean
Bioesque Solutions was founded on one simple principle: there must be a smarter way! We are a pioneer in the development and distribution of disinfectants and cleaning products. Bioesque Solutions specializes in bringing the benefits of nature to address the demanding and ever-changing needs of commercial customers across various industries, including correctional facilities, public transportation, health care, food service, janitorial, and restoration.