How the commercial cleaning industry will change after COVID-19

There is no doubt that the unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic has forced organisations and individuals alike to rethink the way we conduct business, interact with others, practise good hygiene awareness, and consider our mental and physical health.

Some of these learnings have provided businesses with the opportunity to implement permanent, positive changes.

Here are four ways we predict the commercial cleaning industry will change for the better:

More emphasis on cleaning

For many, the rapid spread of Coronavirus was a wake-up call to the importance of proper cleaning and hygiene practices. While a quick supermarket spray n’ wipe solution was the standard weekly cleaning procedure for many, COVID-19 shows that professional cleaning is a major part of limiting infection spread.

Outbreak cleaning may become the norm

Before COVID-19, the most common reason we heard from clients on not engaging outbreak cleaning was the belief that sick employees will take sick days. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and sometimes it may also not be enough.

When Coronavirus became a pandemic, we saw a spike in requests for outbreak cleaning and fumigation to prevent infectious germs. We hope this will pave the way for a more proactive approach to outbreak prevention in the workplace in future.

Healthier workplaces and employees

As education around practising good hygiene skyrockets, we predict workplaces will become more proactive in implementing sanitary measures, such as hand sanitiser stations and frequent touchpoint surface cleaning. This will lead to a decrease in workplace sickness, creating healthier workplaces and employees.

More gratitude for cleaners

Traditionally cleaners do not receive much recognition, often being taken for granted. The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the crucial role cleaners have in keeping the workplace not only clean, but also hygienic.

If you want to show your appreciation for your site’s cleaner, consider buying them a ‘thank you’ coffee, or a voucher if they are not there during open hours. Or otherwise, keep an eye out for Thank Your Cleaner Day, happening on October 21 this year!

 

If you require commercial cleaning or outbreak cleaning support, please contact us on 1800 26 26 37 or at helpdesk@cmbm.com.au.

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