How Cleaning Services Play a Part in the Community During the COVID-19 Outbreak?
Things are getting crazy and worrisome in the world right now.
With a recent global coronavirus pandemic and a national state of emergency underway, social distancing is highly recommended by the government and health officials. For example, staying inside as much as possible and limiting contact with others to stop the spread of COVID-19.
But while it seems easy to focus on things such as working from home and only going out when absolutely necessary (like to the grocery store or pharmacy), it’s important to remember who is working to keep us healthy in the face of this pandemic.
Healthcare workers, first responders, and cleaning workers are all on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak while the rest of us stay inside.
All the provincial governments have made a list of essential services permitted to operate as part of the government’s response to the rapidly evolving pandemic. Cleaning services made the list under “Institutional, Residential, Commercial and Industrial Maintenance”.
Here are three main things that house cleaning service providers still operate to help the community amid the outbreak:
Provide Services for Those in Need
One of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses is to clean and disinfect frequently touched objects, surfaces, and areas in your home. And since most of us are working from home at this time, we can easily keep our home clean and germ-free without any problems.
But how about those with physical disabilities, who are recovering from serious accidents or injuries and are currently in physical therapy, or are under instructions to not conduct certain tasks (such as bending, lifting, etc)?
Or the elderly who are unable to do physical work including cleaning their houses?
Cleaning chores such as mopping floors, scrubbing toilets, dusting, and vacuuming can become physically exhausting or even dangerous, as it can lead to accidents or falls. Indeed, many seniors move out of their homes and into assisted living facilities simply because the task of keeping a house clean has become too difficult or harmful to their health.
That’s why they need someone – a professional house cleaning service provider who can give the most vulnerable a little help, at least for a peace of mind during the coronavirus pandemic.
Provide The Muscle for Cleaning and Disinfecting
Do you know the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?
Just remember Cleaning (C) comes before Disinfecting (D). First, clean the surface with detergent or general household cleaner to remove any visible food or waste particles. Second, rinse the surface with water, dry and then apply disinfectant.
Obviously, disinfecting is very important to kill all the germs and viruses, especially during these tough times.
When you’re cleaning your own home, it may be tempting to skip some areas or to take some shortcuts to save time and energy. And those areas that you skip cleaning might be a home for germs, bacteria, and viruses to live in.
So, by letting a professional house cleaner do the job, she/he will make sure to get into every corner of your home and disinfect effectively.
Provide Help So You Can Take A Break from Your Home
It’s advisable to strictly follow social distancing practices, but certainly you don’t like the idea of staying at home for a few weeks or even months without stepping out of your house, do you?
Social distancing doesn’t mean it stops you from going for a walk in a less crowded place or doing grocery shopping. As long as you are well prepared for being outside- such as wearing a mask and keeping a proper distance from others.
You can take a break from spending the whole day at home without worrying about how to get the housework done to reduce the spread of the bacteria and virus.
What could be better than coming home to a deep cleaned house?
A clean home is especially critical in this current climate, and we can’t deny how essential getting the house cleaned is.
We don’t want to isolate ourselves to the point that we’re not able to help others, especially those in need.
And you can take a short break from home while professional cleaners get your house deep cleaned, helping to put your mind at ease.
But don’t just take it from us. Here’s Bobbi from Calgary, one of our regular customers at Scrubbi in his recent review:
“I have always been impressed with my cleaning, but whomever did the cleaning yesterday was meticulous. And amid this COVID-19 “crisis” it helped put my mind at ease. Thank you.”