Covid-19 has significantly impacted the way we clean. It has affected the way we live drastically to the point that it has made us rethink the way we normally do things. It’s difficult to imagine a life without sanitizing and disinfecting, wearing masks, and social distancing. So what can we expect for the cleaning industry post-pandemic? Keep reading to find out!
1. Increased Hygiene & Cleanliness Standards
Hygiene and cleanliness continues to be crucial. Because office spaces are high-traffic areas with increased high touch points, we predict employers will switch to touch-less doors, faucets, hand dryers and paper towel dispensers, light switches, and other hands-free options. We also predict social distancing and barriers will stick around for a while. As we have already seen, many companies in Vancouver are deciding to get rid of office spaces and switch to working from home, or alternating days between working from home and the office to prevent illness.
2. Cleaning Before Disinfecting
Cleaning office spaces used to include basic cleaning tasks that involved surface cleaning. Deep cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting have now been added to office cleaning schedules to further protect employees and clients from workplace outbreaks. To reduce stress on employees, employers are hiring professional office cleaners in Vancouver to take care of all their office cleaning needs.
3. Cleaning & Crisis Management Policies
Employers realized that they weren’t prepared for a global crisis at the beginning of the pandemic. There were very few cleaning policies besides weekly cleaning, which wasn’t thorough enough. Personal space, as well as shared spaces are expected to be cleaned by employees after use. Cleaning schedules will also be more frequent to keep up with the amount of foot traffic. New plans will be implemented to prevent chaos in the event of future outbreaks.
4. Increased Cleaning & Disinfecting
As mentioned previously, cleaning has not been frequent enough to establish a safe and healthy office space. Many businesses had their office cleaners clean once or twice a week prior to the pandemic. This was often due to limited budgets or a perceived lack of need. We know that this is not sufficient enough after two years of living with a global pandemic. Office cleaning services in Vancouver, BC are being allocated larger budgets. Many businesses are shifting towards daily cleaning, along with Electrostatic Disinfecting or ULV Fogging to further protect their business.
5. The Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
PPE is not just for cleaning. They are a second layer of protection against viruses. PPE includes masks, sanitizer, gloves, and disinfecting wipes. Lobbies, entrances, exits, and other high-traffic areas around the office should have easily accessible PPE for employee and client use.
Clean Green Solutions is here to help you create a safer office! We use government-recommended cleaning products and practices to ensure your office is cleaned to the highest standard. Our thorough training and attention-to-detail reduces the risk of workplace outbreaks, and minimizes business interruptions. Contact us today to request a free quote for your Vancouver office!