Businesses registered in Marion County can now apply for reimbursements for purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE), professional cleaning and disinfection services, and/or other capital improvements as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic; here are the official guidelines on the reopening of establishments between 5/1/2020 to 7/31/2020.
Under the Ready to Restart Grants, businesses with up to 150 employees will be granted anywhere from $200 to $5,000 based on receipts of such purchases – applications open on June 10. Visit the website to know more.
The battle against the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. With still no vaccine or cure to eliminate the threat completely, the best defense we have against the virus is to practice strict social distancing and implement stringent cleaning protocols. This means disinfecting high-touched areas across the day.
If you own an establishment that sees a considerable amount of foot traffic, such as grocery stores, banks, or even gasoline stations, you’ll want to keep everything from door handles to toilets clean. Even if you already have cleaners that perform regular maintenance tasks, containing a contagious virus will require specialists trained to decontaminate and avoid transmission as well.
In this article, we will share three advantages of professional cleaning services in helping you keep your property free of COVID-19:
1. Safety protocols
Even before the pandemic broke out, professional cleaners have been decontaminating hospitals, laboratories, and other high-risk establishments for years. For this reason, their safety protocols are already in place, and they have had significant training in ensuring safety for their customers or themselves. This means that these specialists already know and possess the necessary PPEs and other equipment to carry out their job effectively. They are also trained to systematically clean all key touchpoints and surfaces without leaving anything to chance.
2. Knowledge of appropriate cleaning solutions
Through the years of experience and specialized training, professional cleaners will have an acute understanding of which cleaning materials are appropriate for your establishment. Due to the panic brought about by COVID-19, many people will resort to using the strongest commercially available cleaning solutions that they can find. However, some of these chemicals can actually pose hazards for people who are not trained to handle them, not to mention the cost of repairs for unwanted damages. Having professionals handle the cleaning will be both safer and more economical for you in the long run.
3. Dependable quality of work
The first few weeks and months of reopening will surely see rigid standards of cleaning. As time goes on, however, many people have the tendency to relax and get less and less concerned about keeping their surfaces clean.
Professional cleaners will not have this problem. Because of years on the job, they understand the value of upholding the strictest safety standards and will strive to keep that up with every job. To ensure compliance with these quality standards, most services will include a completion report to let you know what work was done to your premises.
Property owners and managers have to do their part in ensuring a safe environment for everyone in the workplace. Aside from ensuring that your premises are not playing host to a virus that has gripped nations, you should also ensure that you wear protective face masks, practice social distancing, and limit social interaction altogether.
First Serve Cleaning offers professional cleaning services that will help keep your commercial space free of any virus. If you are looking for disinfectant fogging and sanitizing, water restoration, and carpet cleaning services in Metro Indianapolis and surrounding cities, get in touch with us today to see how we can help!