As the COVID 19 pandemic remain unsolved, numerous number of businesses are declining, tangentially affected, worst case is some businesses files for bankruptcy. Thus, hundreds of millions of people across the globe left jobless. However, some businesses are of perfect time to boom and have its high demand in this trying time. One of which is the home cleaning businesses.
In every part of the globe, cleaning has been the top priorities in the minds of people. Simply because, humanities are trying to protect themselves from infecting or contracting the newly found corona virus disease. Due to the continuous increase of confirmed cases of COVID 19 globally, the demand of home cleaning businesses skyrocketed from 3.19% new launches in 2019 to 34.8% in 2022 as of March 1 according to Mintel GNDP. By that, it is evident that this type of business timely benefits and perfectly suited upon the current COVID 19 pandemic. Despite being one in the spotlight of uptick demand businesses, it is undeniable that there are challenges affiliated to the home cleaning businesses.
Below are the common challenges encountered with the home cleaning companies.
1. Lack of cleaning staffs
2. Not enough supplies of cleaning kit
3. Cross contamination of viruses
4. Vulnerable older staff
5. Contracting of virus to customers
Continuing to serve the increasing number of customer and back-to-back phone calls is one of the goal the company trying to attain. However, it is difficult to hit its goal given that they are facing variety of challenges, which they need to consider. Therefore, home cleaning companies are striving its best to plan resolutions to these obstacles amidst its high demand.
Listed below are the few resolutions that the companies have planned to address the challenges.
1. Hire cleaning staff
Since cleaning companies are in its era of high demand, stakeholders are obliged to hire many people. Of course, companies have to hire right people that are suitable for the job because health risk are highly considered. Lastly, applicants shall be free from the virus-COVID 19.
2. Purchase of cleaning supplies
COVID 19 is rampant right now especially that vaccine are not yet available. So, people are just holding into making sure that their houses are clean. Cleaning companies needs adequate supply of equipment and chemicals. Thus, they have to purchase cleaning supplies before it empties their stocks. Furthermore, the quality of supplies from disinfectant to tools to personal protective equipment is highly checked if it followed standard protocols so that home cleaning businesses can better serve each of its customers.
3. Avoid cross contamination of viruses
Disinfection every after cleaning is necessary to avoid cross contamination of viruses from one home to another. Cleaning services uses color-coded cloth for wiping so that viruses and bacteria do not cross contaminate to any areas in the house. In addition, regularly change the cloths used and dispose it after use if possible.
4. Vulnerability of older staff to the virus.
Most number of reportedly infected by the virus are those belonging to the age range of 40-above and with those who already have health issues before. Therefore, if the cleaning companies have employees that belongs to the abovementioned age range they give extra care to these employees. Although, the companies give equal treatment to all of its employees they still have to look into the vulnerability of each staffs. In addition, employers provides equal and justifiable compensations to all of the workers.
5. Wearing of full PPE while inside the customer’s house.
Virus is the unseen enemy of everyone. Wherever you go, you cannot determine whether a virus is present in that area. Hence, cleaning companies provide full PPE (from booties to suits) to its workers because they are one of the brave front liners who battles against the spread of COVID 19. Wearing of full PPE is necessary for the protection of cleaning staffs towards the virus and the customers that is unknowingly asymptomatic of the said virus. Otherwise, if the cleaning staffs is an unknown carrier of the virus they will be able to protect their customers.
The coronavirus disease chooses no one to victimize. People around the globe, rich or poor, are widely affected. Some business industries have to stop its operation due to protocols implemented that are clearly hard to apply like physical distancing. Some yields to bankruptcy. Some were able to continue amidst the crisis. Yet, lucky are those businesses who have the chance to boom and benefit from this contemporary global situation. Home cleaning businesses have seek opportunity to radiate amidst the crisis brought by this COVID 19 pandemic.