The cleaning industry has been thrown into the spotlight over the last two years and has proudly and professionally taken a frontline position in combatting COVID and demonstrating best practice in cleaning and sanitation.
Appreciation grew from consumers and business owners alike in the industry’s role in keeping people and places safe, requests for anti-viral fogging exploded and enhanced cleaning regimes were implemented and yet even though flu season is upon us and people can still catch COVID and other infections, a vast majority of businesses have slipped back into their old ways when it comes to cleaning and hygiene and standards have slipped.
It goes without saying that a worldwide pandemic should not be the reason for enhanced cleaning, anti-viral fogging and frequent deep cleans, this should have been the norm before COVID and should still be the norm now.
Research shows that clean offices improve attendance in the workplace and reduces level of sickness and customers will only shop once or dine / drink once in a shop, restaurant or bar that is seen to be unclean. Hotels too need to have enhanced cleaning regimes in place if they are to expect good reviews and high occupancy rates.
The spotlight might be off COVID now, but the spotlight should always be on CLEANING.