Whether you are selling or refurbishing an old school, cleaning it can really be a daunting and messy task. The accumulated debris and deterioration of the whole structure can send a shock down your spine.
However, amidst all these, proper cleaning falls in the category of home improvements that boost resale value. It brings out the excellent appeal to the prospects. So, you won’t have anything to lose.
Here is a cheat sheet of nine factors to consider for a proper old school cleaning.
1. Know the status of building around
Before anything else, it is better to know the status of the structures in the vicinity in terms of the level of dilapidation. Some old school get decommissioned due to poor structure or worrying state of their buildings. Therefore, you must be pretty sure about your safety before walking inside them.
2. Start with complex places
While it might be easy to start your cleaning process from any place in the vicinity, that route might cost you time. Moreover, when commencing the cleaning process, you are full of energy to cater for complex waste that requires a lot of energy. Starting by complex places such as the library or boardroom will guarantee you the highest quality result.
For a hustle-free cleaning process, make sure to enlist every place in the compound arranging them with their degree of complexity and type of wastes they hoard.
3. Remove everything in the building
Objects such as old books, papers, files, benches and lockers act as barriers during the cleaning process. Secondly, most of them get destroyed when they land on water or moist surface. Protect them by removing them from their various homes to remain with only empty shelves, drawers and rooms.
Where you are cleaning the old school for auctioning or resale, sometimes you may need to sell some of these accessories u. In that case, remove everything you need to sell to remain with empty rooms. This helps a great deal in remaining in your schedule.
4. Remove the cobwebs and any dirt on the walls
Most effective cleaning processes demand that you start the cleaning process from the roof to the floor. This ensures that whenever you are done with a specific room, you will not necessarily need to repeat it.
Using a strong broom, remove all the cobwebs and any other type of debris from places such as the ceiling or roof. Then, proceed to places around the window. Make sure to clean the walls as you descend downwards.
5. Wipe and vacuum the drawers and shelves
Once you have emptied these places, cleaning them will not be a cumbersome process. First, pass a broom through them to remove extra dust from their surfaces. Then, using a dry towel, wipe their surfaces to remove any clinging specks of dust. A vacuum cleaner can also help you a great deal more so when cleaning shelves in the library.
You can now then proceed to the flooring surfaces.
6. Use a broom to remove every debris on the floor
By now, your flooring surfaces may be full of fallen debris and other hoarded dust and wastes. Use a broom to sweep them across and out of the room. Then, mop the place until everything is kept at bay.
7. Repeat the process for all rooms
A school environment may consist of up to 100 rooms depending on its population. For the best cleaning result, you will need to mop one room after the other until everything is captured. This is the reason why it is better to rope help from villagers, friends or professional cleaners to save time. Otherwise, if at all you are lone cleaner, then take your time.
8. Clean the parking and assembly point
Proceed and clean the outside environment such as pathways, verandas, assembly points and parking lot. First, pick boulders from the areas and use a broom to clean any waste around them. For greased places such as parking, you may need to apply an anti-grease or stain detergent and mop it thoroughly.
9. Remove the biohazardous waste
If at all the toilets are almost full, then you will need to contract the services of professional removers to help with handling the biohazardous wastes. Otherwise, if the toilets are in a better position, just run a broom and mop over them to remove dust and any other debris.
With proper planning and many hands to help, you will realize that old school cleaning is not anything sweat-breaking. However, there is a high likelihood that you will miss someone to help. In this scenario, a professional cleaner is your last resort.
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