Why is an Effective Cleaning and Maintenance Program Important in Schools and Universities?

Schools and universities are where students and staff spend most of their days – learning, teaching, studying, eating, and more. Overall cleanliness in schools and universities affects student and staff health including the spread of germs and infection, allergies, and bug and rodent infestations. Absenteeism also impacts student learning and achievement, affecting student stress levels when infection or other environmental factors cause them to miss class.

78%

of students state school cleanliness affects their health.

84%

of students state school cleanliness creates a positive learning environment.

1Clean Schools Promote Academic Success. (June 2008).
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An effective cleaning and maintenance program will keep your school or university looking its best and students, staff, and visitors will notice and appreciate the difference.

Superior,
Patented,
Green Products

Cleaner, Healthier,
Safer School/University

Our Program Benefits

Standardized
Procedures

Improved Productivity
Reduced Labor
Reduced Product Waste/Costs

Honors® Custodial Training Program for Schools and Universities

Buckeye Honors Logo CTIS Verified Program Logo

The Honors Custodial Training Program incorporates multi-purpose products that reduce labor with easy-to-follow procedures and the resources you need to clean and maintain a school or university.

On-Line Testing

Watch training videos and review Honors Program knowledge with online tests available for each video segment.

Customizable Training Materials

Download wallcharts and training presentations customizable for your specific needs.

Facility Assessment Surveys

Rate the cleanliness of your school or university by area. Add comments and attach pictures of the areas in question. Use the survey as a program baseline, and then take the survey again after using the Honors program to determine overall improvement.

Reporting Dashboard

View comprehensive reporting for tests, surveys and videos.

 

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Buckeye Hard Floor Care Program

Floors are one of the first things people see when they walk into your school or university. Implementing a hard floor care program that uses superior products requiring less labor is the best way to effectively maintain your floors.

90%

of a floor maintenance budget is spent on labor*.

90 Percent Graphic

We built our Buckeye Floor Care Program on standardized procedures and the highest quality products proven to save you money by increasing efficiency and producing excellent results.

*Frumkin, Howard. Geller, Robert. Rubin, I. Leslie. Nodvin, Janice. Safe and Healthy School Environments, Oxford University Press, 2006. Print.

No matter what floor type, equipment, or maintenance needs you have, we will help you customize the most successful floor care program for your school or university.

Floor Finishes

Floor finish protects your floors from highly abrasive soils, produces high gloss shine, and extends the life of floors. Our floor finishes are formulated with proprietary technology that never yellows or powders.

Floor Strippers

Our butyl-free floor strippers are formulated with patented Liquescent® technology to remove floor finish in one application without harsh odor.

Floor Cleaners

Maintaining your floors is effective and efficient with our non-foaming floor cleaners that don’t attack floor finish.

Symmetry® Hand Hygiene Program

Hand hygiene is one of the most important steps in preventing illness and stopping the spread of germs to others according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). This is especially important in schools and universities for the overall health of students and staff.

Symmetry understands the importance of hand hygiene acceptance and manufactures products that people want to use in a reliable dispensing system. You can check product levels through the large sight windows every Symmetry dispenser has, and they are available with hidden locks or keyed. Your dispenser may also be customized with your logo, message, and color.

The Symmetry Hand Hygiene Program also offers customizable education, awareness, and behavioral modification tools to help you maximize hand hygiene practices in your school or university. These tools include wall charts, posters, placards and signs.

Symmetry Green Certified Foaming Hand Wash

Symmetry Non-Alcohol Foaming Hand Sanitizer

Symmetry Hair, Hand and Body Foaming Wash

Test and Evaluate Products in Your Facility

We provide the dispensers, hand hygiene products, and surveying tools.

Then participants test and evaluate our products against other hand hygiene programs.

For more information, contact a Symmetry representative.

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Eco® Proportioning Program

The Buckeye Eco Proportioning Program offers push-button proportioning for ease of use, making it virtually automatic to properly dilute products before cleaning. The Eco proportioning units, packaging and chemistry are economical, ecologically friendly, reliable, simple to use and designed for your school or university to achieve maximum return on your investment. You can customize the Eco program considering your school or university's space, how many products you will dilute, cost, and whether or not your products need additional security.

Eco All-Purpose Cleaner E11/S11
Eco Muscle Cleaner E14
Eco Floor Cleaner Fragrance-Free E32/S32
Eco Glass Cleaner HD E12/S12
Eco Multi-Purpose Glass Cleaner E13
Eco One-Step Disinfectant E22/S22
Eco Neutral Disinfectant E23/S23
Eco Sanitizer E62/S62