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School Disinfection

Schools, nurseries, and kindergartens are places where numerous harmful microorganisms can form and the opportunities for these organisms to circulate and spread are also greater than in other environments.

For these reasons, it is essential having fully disinfected and decontaminated environments in all the facilities that host children and young people.

The Italian Ministry of Health provides for these facilities multiple hygiene rules with regard to personal hygiene, cleaning and disinfection of environments and, last but not least, also the safety of the administered food.

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Schools and kindergartens (the latter with greater attention) must comply with these directives.

Think about nurseries: babies may be unable to properly carry out the simplest hygienic rules, such as washing their hands, or blowing their nose.
They put their little hands in their mouth and then put them on toys, walls, floors, not only risking being infected by viruses and germs found on all these surfaces but increasing the risk of cross-contamination.

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In addition, in these structures there is a high probability of circulation of viruses responsible for so-called childhood rash diseases such as Rubella, Chickenpox, Scarlet fever, Measles, as well as pests such as lice.

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It is clear how much the disinfection activity should be performed in all classrooms, teachers’ rooms, recreational and creative areas, bathrooms, refectories, kitchens, common areas, not only to protect the health of children, but also for the health of adults working within the facility.


Due to the pandemic caused by Covid-19 many Italian municipal administrations have decided to implement extraordinary measures of disinfection and decontamination of many nurseries, schools and early childhood facilities, with the aim of disinfecting all surfaces that are potentially infected and, therefore, to limit contagion.

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In Italy the respect of the hygienic-sanitary conditions is verified by the local health board (ASL).

The owners of the facilities are also required to comply with all the requirements of Legislative Decree 81/08 (single text on health and safety at work), so they have the obligation to ensure healthy working environments for their employees.

The disinfection of air and surfaces of these structures therefore becomes a mandatory activity to be carried out on a regular basis.

Hygiene risks in nurseries and school facilities

In nurseries, kindergartens and school facilities, surfaces can be contaminated by numerous biological agents, including: viruses, bacteria, fungi, mites, molds, dust, endoparasites, etc. that cause numerous diseases, infections and other health problems.

The sources of contagion are numerous: inhalation, contact with contaminated surfaces or proximity to infected people.

If the hygienic rules for the environment and food are not respected, there is an environmental-hygienic risk linked to the exposure to:

Crossing paths with these harmful substances may increase the risks of:

With a consequent increase in illnesses of both staff and children.

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Hygiene risks in nurseries and school facilities

In nurseries, kindergartens and school facilities, surfaces can be contaminated by numerous biological agents, including: viruses, bacteria, fungi, mites, molds, dust, endoparasites, etc. that cause numerous diseases, infections and other health problems.

The sources of contagion are numerous: inhalation, contact with contaminated surfaces or proximity to infected people.

If the hygienic rules for the environment and food are not respected, there is an environmental-hygienic risk linked to the exposure to:

Crossing paths with these harmful substances may increase the risks of:

With a consequent increase in illnesses of both staff and children.

In addition, unhealthy environments increase the risk of:

The disinfection and decontamination of nurseries, kindergartens and school facilities must therefore be carried out in the correct way and through the use of products that are not harmful, in order to avoid health problems to all people attending the facility.

The environments that must be disinfected are:

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In addition, unhealthy environments increase the risk of:

The disinfection and decontamination of nurseries, kindergartens and school facilities must therefore be carried out in the correct way and through the use of products that are not harmful, in order to avoid health problems to all people attending the facility.

The environments that must be disinfected are:

The benefits of disinfection in
in nurseries, kindergartens, and schools

The disinfection and decontamination of these facilities increases safety of babies, children and youngsters, increasing their parents’ serenity.
The disinfection activity is performed with substances that, thanks to their biocidal action, can generate the following benefits:

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ELIMINATION OF MICROBIAL LOAD: VIRUSES, BACTERIA, GERMS AND PATHOGENS AND/OR POLLUTANTS (AVOIDING THEIR REFORMATION).

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DISINFECTION AND DEEP CLEANING: IF OZONE OR HYDROGEN PEROXIDE ARE USED, THESE PRODUCTS CAN REACH ALL THE SURFACES WITHIN THE ROOMS, EVEN THOSE HARDER TO REACH.

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CLEANER AND FRESHER AIR, THANKS TO THE ELIMINATION OF THE PARTICLES RESPONSIBLE FOR BAD SMELLS

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CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROPER MAINTENANCE OF THE VENTILATION SYSTEMS, MAKING THEM SAFER BECAUSE THEY ARE FREE OF MICROORGANISMS HARMFUL TO HEALTH

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COMFORTABLE MICROCLIMATE

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FACILITATING AND SPEEDING UP MECHANICAL CLEANING ACTIVITIES

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REMOVAL OF VOLATILE RESIDUES LEFT BY CHEMICAL DETERGENTS USED TO CLEAN ENVIRONMENTS

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PESTS REMOVAL (LICE, BUGS, COCKROACHES, FLIES, ETC.).

The reduction of dirt and the disinfection of environments improve the quality of life of people mainly for two reasons: the inactivation of viruses, which reduces the risk of infection and the elimination of substances that cause allergies, minimizing the probability that children and teachers develop allergic dermatitis or other skin irritations.

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How we disinfect your nursery, kindergarten, and school facility

As seen, the possible places of infection in a school facility, nursery or kindergarten are numerous.
Disinfection is performed in indoor and outdoor environments, with the aim of disinfecting the air and all surfaces that may be contaminated:

The technologies that we at GEA recommend for performing this activity use the potential of ozone (O3) or  hydrogen peroxide stabilized (H2O2).

As required by the Italian authorities, the treatment is carried out by specialized operators (like our environmental technicians) through the use of professional and certified machines, which deliver products that do not damage the surfaces with which they come into contact during the treatment, nor the people who enter the rooms after the treatment.

How is the disinfection carried out by our environmental technicians?

After the cleaning of the premises carried out by your operators before the intervention, one of our environmental technicians will disinfect the premises of your nursery, kindergarten or school.

If the most suitable solution for your needs turns out to be hydrogen peroxide stabilized, the technician will nebulize the disinfectant product in the ducts of the A.T.U. (Air Treatment Unit) and/or in the rooms. This technology is suitable for indoor environments.

If instead the technology you have chosen is ozone, the technician will measure the size of the room in order to appropriately set the time (about 15-20 minutes) in which the generator must deliver the ozone. This technology is only used to disinfect indoor environments.

To double-check the effectiveness of the treatment, our technician will take microbiological samples from the surfaces (both before and after the disinfection) in order to detect the total microbial load.
The result of the analysis of these samples – carried out by the accredited laboratory specialized in microbiological analysis – will be inserted in our technical report.

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How we disinfect
your nursery, kindergarten, and school facility

After the cleaning of the premises carried out by your operators before the intervention, one of our environmental technicians will disinfect the premises of your nursery, kindergarten or school.

If the most suitable solution for your needs turns out to be hydrogen peroxide stabilized, the technician will nebulize the disinfectant product in the ducts of the A.T.U. (Air Treatment Unit) and/or in the rooms. This technology is suitable for indoor environments.

If instead the technology you have chosen is ozone, the technician will measure the size of the room in order to appropriately set the time (about 15-20 minutes) in which the generator must deliver the ozone. This technology is only used to disinfect indoor environments.

To double-check the effectiveness of the treatment, our technician will take microbiological samples from the surfaces (both before and after the disinfection) in order to detect the total microbial load.
The result of the analysis of these samples – carried out by the accredited laboratory specialized in microbiological analysis – will be inserted in our technical report.

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