School Holidays are a Time to Shine
It’s the day before for the new term at Te Puke High School and Principal Alan Liddle says having CrestClean do a special Term Clean of every block makes a difference for returning staff and students.
“Oh certainly, the school feels different after a Term Clean,” he says. “It’s one of those things we always pencil in to get done. It’s about maintaining what we’ve got and the cost is factored into the budget.”
The Christmas holiday is an especially good time to put an extra shine on the busy high school, which has more than 1,000 people bustling through its multiple blocks. Tauranga CrestClean franchisee Jill Shepherd and her team of four are there everyday, doing routine cleaning, so they’re well aware of what’s required to go the extra mile and complete the comprehensive CrestClean Term Clean Checklist.
Te Puke High School also schedules carpet cleaning and a full strip and polish of floors on a rotating basis throughout the year. CrestClean’s Murray Strutton is an expert at returning a high gloss shine to some of the more tired linoleum.
Every term, Jill also makes a point of finding something a little extra to do that isn’t on the list. For example, polishing the stainless steel door handles and push plates. “Something like this can really accentuate the better features of an older building,” she says. “I work on the premise that if we do our job properly it will rub off on the kids and help to educate them on how to keep things tidy.”
Mr Liddle says CrestClean has been responsive to the school’s needs and has a willingness to go the extra mile. “For example, the chairs in the library learning centre were in desperate need of cleaning last year,” he recalls. “Jill got onto it and people noticed right away.”