Stay up-to-dateAccording to the Center of Disease Control, “current evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings,” To better help you focus on your efforts. One thing you can do is turn to the Center of Disease Control. Taking guidance from this organization can be beneficial. Research and studies have been conducted to inform citizens on the latest. Not sure how to handle house cleaning jobs with coronavirus in full swing? The CDC gives you general recommendations of how to disinfect households, effectively clean hard and soft surfaces, electronics, and more. Use this information to your advantage. The guidelines given by the CDC are vital to your business. Customers want to know they are working with someone who is well-aware of the latest disinfecting guidelines. Your local government can be a useful resource as well.
Increase your knowledgeCoronavirus puts you in an interesting position. It seems like clients are demanding perfection from their cleaners more than ever. Every commonly used surface needs to be thoroughly disinfected. Deep cleans are the new normal. Maybe even the most requested service! Each cleaning job is important. This coronavirus situation helps customers realize that they can’t just hire anyone. At this point, knowledge is your most powerful tool. Let’s say that a potential customer is weighing their options between your house cleaning business versus a competitor. This isn’t any house cleaning appointment either. A lot of weight is put on them because the customer wants the best. They are looking for a house cleaning business that will deep clean their home the best way possible. What knowledge or training can you bring to the table? Additional online training and webinars can help you stand out. Possibly even snag the cleaning job and gain a client along the way.You can turn to associations like The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association (ISSA) and further your education with their online coronavirus series. Here’s what the ISSA offers:
- Online training courses: This course walks participants through practical training when dealing with disinfecting workplaces.
- A free 30-day subscription to the ISSA Online Learning Institute (sign up by April 30,2020): Participants receive on-going training about the coronavirus and business resources.
- Webinars: ISSA offers a webinar series that covers how people can respond and what the government is doing.