With the spread of COVID-19 within our communities, we are often asked, “Is Residential Cleaning Essential”?
Why residential cleaning is essential
It is a common misconception that hiring a Cleaning Service to clean your home is a luxury, in our current times it is considered essential and necessary!
Having a clean home is on everyone’s mind these days, especially because COVID-19 continues to affect the world since more people are working from home and learning from home.
Know that the commitment that Sparkling Clean has to provide consistent high-quality residential cleaning is our number one priority.
Sanitizing and Disinfecting
Good indoor air quality, sanitization, and disinfection of your home is the only line of defense and necessary. COVID-19 has raised awareness, respect, and recognition for the house cleaning Industry. Your cleaning service should have protocols in place (Sparkling Clean does!) that follow the CDC guidelines, wearing masks, gloves, and shoe covers when entering every home. Additionally, we will disinfect our equipment and supplies before each appointment. When following these best practices your domestic worker will not violate any of the established PPE or social distancing protocols.
Indoor Air Quality and your Home
Dust likes to linger on blinds, drapes, carpets, upholstery, and furniture just to name a few. Dirty indoor air is more common than you think and having a regular cleaning for your home does make residential cleaning essential!
Infants, young children, the elderly, and people with immune deficiencies or asthma need clean fresh air. If you have young children or older persons living in your home, you can help protect them against a range of unpleasant, uncomfortable, and dangerous health conditions with our help thereby making Residential Cleaning essential even without COVID-19 concerns.
When a home is not organized and clean, it brings a sense of chaos and discomfort. Hiring a professional cleaning service will help you keep your home clean and comfortable, allowing you more free time to enjoy doing the things you love to do.
Please feel free and reach out if you have any questions or concerns, we’re happy to answer your questions.
New Enhanced Safety Protocols in place
We assure you that we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Keeping our domestic workers and clients healthy and safe is our #1 priority.
We have recommended new and enhanced safety protocols. We’d like to share with you a detailed overview of what we are doing.
Additional Safety and Disinfection Training
Our professional cleaners have been taking additional training, which covers a wealth of information designed to keep our domestic workers and clients safe. This training includes:
- Proper personal protective equipment (PPE) usage
- New disinfecting product/equipment usage
- Safety protocols for social distancing
- Enhanced disinfection services
Our domestic workers understand recommended hand-hygiene and the proper way to handle and remove PPE for maximum effectiveness.
Team member PPE includes:
- Disposable gloves
- Shoe covers
- Hand sanitizer
Along with the use of new disinfecting products, our domestic workers have been trained in the process of disinfecting high-touch areas, along with the dwell-time needed to effectively kill germs. Supplies are replenished at the end of the day while wearing proper PPE, and the areas are disinfected afterward.
What to Expect During Your Cleaning Services?
Because of these new and enhanced safety protocols, you may be wondering what will happen during your cleaning services. We want to be sure you’re comfortable while we’re in your home, so we’ve outlined what you can expect.
If you have special instructions for cleaning, you can provide details to us over the phone or email, or you can leave a note inside your door with any special requests.
Our cleaners follow these steps upon arrival at your home:
- We can call or text you when we arrive to allow you time to unlock your entry
- Outside of your home, we will put on our PPE and gather our freshly and thoroughly disinfected cleaning equipment and supplies
- Before we enter your home, you and your family may seclude yourselves in one area of your home while we clean the rest
- Based on your needs and specific requests, we will thoroughly clean your home and provide enhanced disinfection services to effectively disinfect high-touch hard surfaces
- We will announce when we are finished cleaning, then depart your home
- We will remove PPE outside of your home following established guidelines
We hope that you and your family have implemented new protocols too. Whatever we can do to accommodate any additional requests to help keep your home and family healthy, we would be happy to discuss it. Stay well, and please reach out if there’s anything we can do!