May is the traditional time for annual spring cleaning to take place and with the country in crisis with COVID-19 it is more important than ever to make sure facilities are kept clean and hygienic.
The cleaning sector has 1.63 million workers in the UK which puts it on par with the transport sector and makes up 5% of the UK workforce and means that it is one of the top 10 largest industries in the country but this sector too has been hit hard by the pandemic with the closure of the businesses it supports.
The valuable work of cleaners needs to be recognised as a necessity rather than a luxury as cleaning and hygiene = infection control and a reputable cleaning company will practice hand hygiene, know which cleaning products to use where and when and adhere to health and safety guidelines all resulting in best practice being used.
Every facility has been infected in some shape or form and frequent cleaning has been proven to mitigate the risk of the infections spreading and further outbreaks of infections.
Regular cleaning is essential to keep infection at bay and deep cleaning offers an extra level of protection.
We all need to be proactive in our approach to cleaning regimes taking into consideration not just cleaning but sanitising and disinfecting too, for example did you know that bleach will only disinfect not clean therefore whilst it is good to use for the wiping down of door handles and light switches etc. these surfaces still need to be cleaned first.
A deep clean will also include those hard to reach and rarely seen areas that often get forgotten about.
So whilst Boris Johnson may have stated yesterday that we are over the peak of the pandemic and he will be announcing steps next week that will enable us to slowly start lifting the restrictions, regular cleaning will also be key to ensuring we do not have a second wave of infection and USS is here to help keep your facilities hygienically clean.
Free quotes available upon request and our services range from one off deep cleans to a regular timetable of cleaning, we will advise on what feel would work best for you and tailor our service to not only meet but exceed your expectations