Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th March 2023 Issue no. 1056
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Secure Clean Building Services releases guidance on Coronavirus and cleaning
Secure Cleaning Building Services, a contract cleaning company serving the midwest US, has just authored a new guidance entitled, 'Cleaning in the Post-Coronavirus Environment'.
The document, written by company founder and CEO Rick Vanderkoy, is designed to help facilities managers, as well as cleaning contractors, better understand how professional cleaning will change in future, all due to the Coronavirus.
"One of the points I tried to make is that 'looks clean' and 'good enough' clean will not suffice in the post-Coronavirus world," says Rick. "Managers will demand cleaning that stops the spread of infection."
He also stresses that C-suite executives, who typically had minimal involvement in building operations, including cleaning and maintenance, will now be very involved in how well their facilities are cleaned and maintained.
"Top executives are now responsible for their staff's health and welfare, continued business operations, brand reputation, and the bottom line," he says. "Whereas effective cleaning has played a relatively minor role in C-suite responsibilities in the past, it now plays a commanding position."
Rick also thinks that in a post-Coronavirus era, what he calls 'priced-based' cleaning will be a thing of the past, replaced with "quality-based' cleaning.
Years ago, according to Rick, many facilities managers believed cleaning was a commodity, meaning there was not a lot of difference between one cleaning contractor and another. However, managers have slowly been moving away from this belief - and now, it is pretty much dead and gone because of the virus.
"Today, they view quality cleaning as an investment," says Rick. "It pays dividends by protecting the health of building users and by keeping businesses and facilities functioning."
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