The novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, have been a source of upheaval in the world. The virus has caused a global pandemic, and its effects have been easy to feel in society, impacting most people’s everyday life. In the U.S., many businesses have shut their doors, and most are, at the very least, taking precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. But what are its implications for janitorial businesses? If you run a janitorial service in Los Angeles, CA, or somewhere else, here are some considerations you should take in the midst of COVID-19.
Discuss your strategy going forward
It is important to discuss your strategy not only with your company, but with the businesses you provide services to. Talk to your clients and discuss what you might do while businesses are shut down, and also as businesses begin to open back up. Discuss services you can provide if a business is closed due to the virus, such as disinfection services, or deep cleaning that might have been neglected during the year. You can take this opportunity to take on new projects, or create a routine that can stay in effect once businesses are reopened. Do what you can to keep your employees working.
In the midst of this virus, it is an important time to make sure your disinfecting procedures are done properly, and that you communicate about the need for proper disinfection with your clients. That means making sure your staff know how to properly disinfect areas and practice this, and that your clients know how important it is for you to be doing proper disinfection when providing them services. Make it clear that you cannot settle, and that you need to make sure viruses and pathogens are killed. Get everyone on board. And make sure the products you are using for disinfecting are effective.
In the midst of this virus, it is important to be responsible. While that may mean making efforts to keep your employees in work during this time, it also means putting procedures in place to protect your employees as well as your clients. Respond to illness and infections properly. Make sure sick employees don’t come in to work. And make sure you are utilizing best practice and following federal and local mandates. This is a difficult time for everyone. Especially for a janitorial service in Los Angeles, CA. But if you follow the proper procedures and make the effort, your business can not only get through it, but help others get through it too.