University and College Cleaning Services 

Kempston Cleaning is experienced in providing cleaning, hygiene and pest control services to multifaceted, complex facilities such as universities and colleges. We pride ourselves in being amongst the select few service providers in South Africa with the capacity to organise and deploy a comprehensive set of services that meet the challenges that educational institutions face, including food services hygiene, washroom hygiene, cleaning high-density areas, pest control, data centre cleaning, cleaning of carpets, marble, windows and other surfaces. We also provide infection control services such as covid-19 fumigation.

We work with educational facility managers at local, regional and national level, with dedicated account managers to manage a seamless transition from your current service provider, manage teams with the right mix of skills for your needs and ensure consistent service delivery.

Our services include :

Office Cleaning

Office cleaning services that keeps the work environment of faculty and administrative staff clean, hygienic and hazard free. You only need one service provider for exterior and exterior areas, including windows, carpets, reception areas, open plan offices, individual offices, co-working spaces, cafeterias and conference rooms

Data Centre Cleaning

Academic institutions that are connected to national and global networks and ecosystems can be assured of services that support their information processing operations. We work with companies of all sizes to create customised cleaning regimens and schedules for sensitive electrical, electronic and digital equipment, including OEM cleaning recommendations.

Food Service Cleaning

The cleaning and hygiene staff we deploy at university and college cafeterias and kitchens are trained to maintain clean and germ-free environments that produce food safe for consumption.

Hygiene services

University facility managers can request hygiene services as part of a cleaning management plan or as a standalone contract service. Our offering includes female hygiene, sanitary disposal services, managing baby changing stations, waste management and covid-19 fumigation. We also manage the inventory of necessary hygiene consumables and products, such as sanitary bins, toilet roll dispensers, air mist dispensers, paper bins, soap dispensers and safe seat dispensers.

Multi-Site Cleaning Contracts

Kempston provides centrally coordinated cleaning and hygiene services if your institution’s departments are distributed across different premises in the same city or in different regions. Kempston Cleaning has a national footprint and is well-positioned to support your organisational standards for cleanliness and comfort at every location.

Student Accommodation Cleaning

Kempston Cleaning’s cleaning service standards are designed to ensure students and their families are confident that the campus is safe, hygienic and comfortable. We also provide infection control services such as covid19 fumigation to help prevent the transmission of pathogens

A clean, safe and complient College or University Campus is just a few steps away

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    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Should I use student volunteers or hire a cleaning company to clean a university?

    It is most important to consider that the students at the University are already occupied with classes every day, extra-curricular activities and their own personal lives. Therefore, most students who work part-time, do so after normal working hours, hence student volunteers for cleaning would not be effective. Universities pride themselves in providing a safe and clean environment for students to live in. University campuses have residential areas, classrooms, dining halls, sports fields and offices. All the previous mentioned areas require specialised cleaning, therefore it is absolutely essential to hire a professional cleaning company to clean at a University.

    How many staff should I hire to clean a university?

    Depending on the size of the Campus a cleaning service provider should be able to supply cleaning staff to the entire Operations of a University on a 24/7 365 basis. Cleaning of sports fields, common areas, Dormatories, ablutions, classrooms all admin offices. This is a very specialised function and will require anything from 50 – 250 cleaning staff.

    How does a clean campus affect productivity in students?

    Needless to say research has provided enough evidence that cleanliness on a Campus affects student’s success and performance. Cleanliness is very important to a school’s productivity in that it is a key element for a productive learning environment.

    What does university cleaning entail?

    Cleaning at a University campus will include the following:

    •  Cleaning of residencies:
      •  Foyers daily;
      • Halls daily;
      • Corridor floors and walls;
      • Club houses weekly;
      • Kitchens daily;
      • Toilets, urinals and showers daily.
      • The cleaning of rooms when students leave for Semester breaks.
    •  Cleaning of campus offices:
      • Floors daily;
      • Windows daily;
      • Carpets on request;
      • Office toilets daily;
      • Furniture monthly.
    • Cleaning of classrooms:
      • Floors daily;
      • Windows daily;
      • Carpets on request;
      • Classroom desks daily;
      • Walls on request.
    •  Cleaning of dining halls:
      • Foyers daily;
      • Kitchens weekly;
      • Dining tables daily;
      • Floors daily;
      • Windows daily;
    •  Maintenance of sports fields:
      • Cleaning of toilets at sports fields daily;
      • Cleaning of pavilions monthly/on request;
      • Sweeping and blowing of paving next to fields if present, daily;
      • Blowing of parking lots weekly;
      • Cleaning of areas around swimming pools weekly.
    • Additional cleaning projects:
      • Blowing of all parking lots on campus weekly;
      • Cleaning of outside, high windows on request/bi-monthly;
      • Cleaning of turnstiles on request;
      • Cleaning of security offices weekly;
      • Cleaning of labs and workshops daily/weekly;
      • Cleaning of amphitheatres on request;
      • Cleaning of auditoriums on request;
      • Cleaning of conservatoriums on request.
    What programs can I apply to keep a university cleaner?

    Growth in one’s career is one of the most important motivations for any person, to create loyalty towards their occupation. Therefore in order to create this loyalty amongst cleaners, there are many programs that can be implemented to ensure personal growth. And especially with cleaning staff working in an environment where they deal with learnered students on a daily basis it is important to make them feel that they belong by equipping them with Tools that will empower them. Programs that can be implemented to achieve this are: Basic adult education, NQF training, Supervisor to Operations Manager training etc..

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