The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the world, changing many aspects of our lives. One area that has seen significant changes is the commercial cleaning industry. With the threat of the virus lingering in the air and on surfaces, businesses have had to adapt to new cleaning protocols and standards to ensure the safety of their employees and customers. In this blog post, we will explore how commercial cleaning has changed since COVID-19.
Increased Emphasis on Disinfection
Pre-COVID, commercial cleaning mainly focused on cleaning surfaces to remove dirt and grime. However, the pandemic has led to a greater emphasis on disinfection. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), disinfecting frequently touched surfaces is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the virus.
Commercial cleaning companies have had to adapt by using stronger disinfectants and increasing the frequency of cleaning. Many businesses now require daily disinfection of high-touch surfaces, such as doorknobs, light switches, and countertops.
Improved Cleaning Techniques
Another way that commercial cleaning has changed since COVID-19 is through the adoption of new cleaning techniques. For example, many businesses now use electrostatic sprayers to disinfect surfaces. These sprayers use charged particles to apply disinfectant to surfaces, ensuring complete coverage and reducing the risk of missed spots.
Ultraviolet (UV) light has also become a popular cleaning technique in the commercial cleaning industry. UV light has been shown to be effective in killing viruses and bacteria on surfaces. Some businesses use UV light to disinfect surfaces and air in enclosed spaces, such as conference rooms and break rooms.
Increased Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Usage
With the increased emphasis on disinfection and the risk of exposure to the virus, commercial cleaning companies have had to adopt new personal protective equipment (PPE) protocols. Employees are now required to wear gloves, masks, and other protective gear while cleaning.
Additionally, businesses may require employees to undergo temperature checks and health screenings before entering the building. These measures help to ensure that employees are not carrying the virus into the workplace.
Due to the pandemic, many businesses have changed their operating hours or have adjusted their schedules to reduce the number of people in the building at one time. Commercial cleaning companies have had to adapt to these changes by offering more flexible scheduling options.
For example, some businesses may require cleaning to be done outside of regular operating hours. Commercial cleaning companies may also offer additional cleaning services to businesses that have had to close due to COVID-19 outbreaks.
The pandemic has highlighted the importance of communication between businesses and their cleaning companies. Clear communication helps to ensure that businesses are getting the cleaning services they need to keep their employees and customers safe.
Many commercial cleaning companies have implemented new communication protocols, such as daily check-ins with business owners or managers. This helps to ensure that everyone is on the same page and that any concerns or issues can be addressed promptly.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the commercial cleaning industry. From increased disinfection protocols to new cleaning techniques and PPE requirements, businesses have had to adapt to ensure the safety of their employees and customers. While these changes have been challenging, they have also led to improvements in the industry, such as better communication and more flexible scheduling options. As we move forward, it is likely that some of these changes will remain in place, helping to create a safer and cleaner workplace for all.
If you feel Champion Cleaning Services can help your business, call us on 01925 850657 for your free quote today. We cover Cheshire, Merseyside and Lancashire, and one of our specialist managers can tailor make your quote to suit your business needs. Our teams work around the clock to fit in with your requirements, so they don’t get in the way of your staff doing their day to day roles.