COVID-19 and Office Cleaning – How has it changed?
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the cleaning industry by storm. Whilst many industries have suffered from the unprecedented virus, the cleaning industry has never been busier. With the increase of businesses employing professional cleaners to make sure their premises are up to scratch, however, this heavily depends on the type of industry the business is.
The pandemic introduced to many of us ‘remote working’, making it convenient for people to work from home- therefore the need for office cleaning declined. With this being said, in the recent changes to the spread of COVID, many of us are returning to our offices. But what has changed?
New Office cleaning methods from COVID
With COVID still being at the forefront of many of our minds, cleaning regimes might have changed/increased for most offices. New office cleaning methods have been introduced to eliminate any lurking bacteria to ease the mind of worried employees and to create a safer working environment.
New Cleaning ‘Touchpoints’
Since we’re working towards a post-Covid world, new touchpoints have been circulating in the cleaning industry. It may seem obvious but below are all the areas that need to be made a priority for a deep, regular clean:
- Door handles
- Light switches
- Shared office equipment (phones, keyboards, mouses, monitors)
If a quick vacuum and dust was the norm before the pandemic, it may well be the case that targeted deep cleans and disinfection for all surfaces will take over.
Out of Hours Cleaning
A new, convenient way for cleaners to get the job done whilst no one is in the office. Out of office cleaning works with your office’s schedule, and due to the rise in this style of cleaning, it is favoured by many cleaners.
Out of office cleaning makes it easier for cleaners to get to areas they can’t normally get to when workers are in the way, as well as it limits the number of people in the office- especially when there is a maximum number of people that are allowed in the office at one time.
Office Cleaning in a Post Pandemic World
We’re still a long way from full freedom from COVID, but we can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Perhaps the pandemic has shaped the cleaning industry for the better? It has forced us to put cleanliness first, which should have always been a top priority for offices around the world. For cleaners, a simple clean will be no longer, and for many of us, we’ll never look at a door handle again and wonder who had touched it before us. In the wake of moving to a post covid world, it does pose new attitudes and challenges towards office cleanliness.
At Alliance Cleaning, we have adapted to these new challenges and put not only our clients but our staff as our main priorities. By adopting new cleaning regimes and standards, you can have a happy and clean office that helps to protect your staff and visitors.
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