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Why Demand for Commercial Cleaning Services is Growing

With the threat of Covid-19 still very much at large, demand for thorough and effective commercial cleaning services is growing. As workplaces try to return to business as usual, the emphasis on providing a clean and hygienic environment is greater than ever. With this in mind, let’s look at why businesses may want to join the many others who already use commercial cleaning services to keep their workplaces clean.

Covid Cleaning

Using commercial cleaners vs doing it yourself

Whilst business owners may have previously done the workplace cleaning themselves, the task has now become a much more intense one, and to be honest unless they have the cleaning knowledge they might be putting themselves and their staff at risk by not doing the job properly.

For example, they will need to know:

  • The correct disinfectants to use for each surface and how long they have to be active on each surface to effectively kill germs.

  • To use the correct cleaning equipment, cloths and wipes for each surface and know when to change cloths to ensure there is no risk of cross contamination.

  • To clean from the cleanest areas to the dirtiest to minimise cross contamination.

  • To safely assemble and clean all equipment and know how to store it safely to minimise the spread of germs.

Do they have the time?

The biggest question business owners have to ask themselves now is do they have the time to clean and sanitise the workplace effectively? Or, would it be better to leave this to the experts - the commercial cleaners who have been correctly trained and have the correct equipment and enough time to do the job properly?

When considering how long it will take, they will need to think about the fact that frequently touched surfaces are going to need to be cleaned and disinfected regularly, paying particular attention to:

  • Door handles and knobs

  • Handrails

  • Access control and lift control panels

  • Kitchen equipment - kettles, toasters, taps

  • Washrooms - flush handles, hand dryers, taps and door handles

Shared responsibility

Whether businesses use a commercial cleaner or do the cleaning themselves, it’s important to note that the workplace will be a very different place to the one we all left in March. Everyone will need to do their bit to make the workplace safer by:

  • Keeping personal workspaces clear of clutter so they can be easily cleaned

  • Minimising touching surfaces where possible

  • Washing hands frequently, especially after using communal areas or shared equipment

Business owners will need to ensure that they provide employees with effective cleaning products to enable them to keep their personal workspaces clean and disinfected - for example providing antibacterial wipes to keep phones, computers and keyboards free from germs.

Starting a commercial cleaning franchise

With an increased emphasis on getting workforces back to work safely and continuing to maintain a clean and hygienic working environment, there is an increased demand for commercial cleaning services, especially those that can demonstrate they are following the guidelines and going the extra mile to help minimise the spread of Coivid-19.

At MCS we offer management franchise opportunities for contract commercial cleaning services into the B2B marketplace, enabling you to build a substantial business with residual income within your designated territory.

If you would like to find out more about the franchise opportunities available please contact us on 0800 612 0437 or click here to contact us.