It seems every day you hear of another business that has to close for “deep cleaning,” a trend likely to continue for the foreseeable future. For example, numerous big box retail chains have closed certain locations for one to three days at a time for deep cleaning. The deep cleaning trend is prevalent among restaurants, too.
When these companies have to close, they lose business and potentially attract negative publicity. If you operate a retail store, a restaurant, or any other kind of business with a physical location, you may wonder about this trend and if it’s necessary to protect the health and safety of your customers and employees. Here, we will explain why the smarter investment is in ongoing commercial cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting services, rather than these one-off jobs.
What is the Purpose of a Deep Clean?
There is no universal definition of what constitutes a deep clean. Typically, the only reason to fully close a business for cleaning is because someone known to be sick spent time in the building; it’s a reactive approach. The CDC recommends that, if an employee tests positive for COVID-19, a business should close entirely for 24 hours, then clean the space according their cleaning and sanitizing guidelines using EPA-registered disinfectants from an approved list.
If a deep clean is done correctly, it should use the proper tools and techniques required to adequately clean, sanitize and disinfect. However, having professionals employ these tools and techniques on a regular basis – rather than for a one-time job where speed is of the essence – can produce more consistent results. For your best chance to keep your business open and safe, you need a reliable routine to help fight bacteria and viruses that can cause illnesses.
Take a Proactive Approach to Having Your Business Cleaned
Hiring a commercial cleaning company is a proactive — rather than a reactive — approach to safeguarding your business, your customers and your employees. With regularly scheduled commercial cleaning services in place, you are better positioned to prevent illness.
Also, keep in mind that the effects of so-called deep cleaning don’t last forever. With or without a deep clean, in order to keep your business up and running, regular commercial cleaning services are no longer a “nice to have.” They are a necessity for today’s workplace.
Look for a commercial cleaning service with strong knowledge and experience of hospital-grade cleaning. Talk to them about the unique needs of your business and the optimum frequency for cleaning it. Ask about their cleaning methods and whether they use CDC recommended products and tools.
Coverall Wants to See Your Business Stay Open
Coverall has been in business for more than 35 years and likely has an independent franchise business owner in your area, who can provide you the services you truly need. Our independent franchise business owners receive training in Coverall’s proprietary Core 4® Process, built on CDC and AORN guidelines. By using the right products and protocols, at optimum frequency, they can help you in the continuous fight against germs, including the virus that causes COVID-19.
Get a Quote on Commercial Cleaning Services Today
As virus rates fluctuate and restrictions go back and forth, it can be a challenge to keep up with state and local mandates as well as what your customers and employees want. It’s better to keep things clean all the time. As they say, “If you stay ready you don’t have to get ready.”
By taking a proactive approach to cleaning your business with regular commercial cleaning services, you can be part of the solution to help reduce the spread of illness. But it can’t be accomplished with a one-and-done approach. Keeping a workplace truly clean and minimizing germs is an ongoing commitment.
Contact Coverall today for a free, customized quote virtually or in person.