Everyone learned a lot about how to clean and where germs hide in 2020. So how has the definition of clean changed? What will people expect now from a commercial cleaning company as they return to the office? What will no longer be ignored?
With the emergence of the coronavirus at the beginning of 2020, office cleaning businesses had to quickly adapt to meet the needs of customers, making sanitization an urgent priority beyond even the highest standards of a pre-pandemic world. With the virus unlikely to disappear any time soon, office cleaning services will continue to implement the tools and practices that are essential to provide businesses with the safest, cleanest environments for their employees and customers.
A NEW KIND OF CLEAN
It’s hard to even remember a time before COVID-19, when flu season wasn’t a year-round concern. As we continue to learn more about how the coronavirus spreads, our needs have shifted beyond standard office cleaning services. The health of our employees has always been a priority, but the increased risk of contagion posed by working in enclosed, communal environments requires more meticulous action than ever before.
Living and working in a world faced with the coronavirus means that office cleaning services have had to up their game to provide the highest level of care for their customers. Deep cleaning with an emphasis on sanitization and disinfection have become much more routine, and cleaning services have adopted cutting edge tools and products to fit the growing needs. Stratus Building Solutions uses top-notch cleaning tools like Electrostatic Sprayers which sanitize surfaces using 65% less chemicals than traditional methods. These kinds of new technology mean more efficiency and a higher level of care.
FOCUS ON HEALTH
Pre-Covid, standard office cleaning services involved emptying the trash, vacuuming and mopping the floors, dusting and wiping surfaces, and the occasional deep clean. Now, for offices that are able to remain open in any capacity, routine sanitization and disinfection is required to maintain a healthy workspace.
Cleaning companies are now expected to have a meticulous attention to detail, with the ability to evaluate the cleaning service needs of each customer on an individual basis. High-traffic offices may require more frequent deep cleaning than a business running with a skeleton staff. High-touch surfaces like doorknobs and light switches should be paid closer attention when used on a more regular basis. Office cleaning services are no longer one-size-fits-all.
Office managers will seek out cleaning services that equate cleanliness with health. While still expected, emptied wastebaskets and dust-free blinds are no longer the top priority. Stratus Building Solutions has focused on maintaining a germ-free workplace well before coronavirus became a concern, so their highly trained staff of cleaners was well-prepared to meet the challenges of the pandemic, and will continue to offer cutting-edge cleaning services even as the prevalence of the virus diminishes.
THINKING LONG TERM
While prioritizing employees’ health, cleaning service customers are still mindful of the impact that cleaning products may have on the future. A disinfected and sanitized workspace doesn’t have to involve short term solutions that will be toxic to the environment down the line. Stratus Building Solutions is proud to offer commercial certified green cleaning services, effectively providing immediate health protection while supporting long term environmental sustainability.
One of the cleaning services offered by Stratus Building Solutions involves ProKure, the only patented chlorine dioxide cleaning system designed specifically for disinfecting surfaces, providing fast and effective pathogen-clearing and deodorizing cleaning in less time and without the harsh chemicals of other methods.
Stratus Building Solutions has focused on helping its customers provide safe and healthy work environments for over a decade. Stratus has maintained the commitment to offering a range of affordable, expert cleaning services to fit a range of needs. We know that keeping your employees and customers safe is of the utmost importance, so we make it our job to do just that.
We look forward to teaming up with you to address all your cleaning service needs.