Is It Safe to Have a Professional Cleaner In Your Home During COVID-19?
Monday Apr 5th, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has created confusion for some people when determining what is safe and what isn't. Even with research-backed best practices, such as wearing a mask, washing your hands, and social distancing, many unknowns still exist. A question on many people's minds is: Is it safe to have a professional cleaner in your home during COVID-19?
Even with the rollout of vaccines and the loosening of certain social-distancing restrictions, we're continuing to spend more time at home than ever before. Our homes have become our workplaces, children's classrooms, and places of entertainment, worship, and leisure.
But while we're always there, somehow, it feels like we never have time to do a deep clean. But can we risk having someone come in and help?
In this blog post, Gem City Cleaning Solutions discusses the safety of having house cleaners in your home during the pandemic, explores considerations for their visit, and examines what research reveals.
Guidance for Hiring Professional Cleaners
If you wish to hire a professional cleaner, you should follow guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19. For all in-home services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first recommends discussing the service protocols with your professional cleaning service before scheduling a visit to your home. At Gem City Cleaning Solutions, all professional cleaners:
Wear masks into every customer’s location
Sanitize our equipment between customers
Provide hand sanitizer to each employee to use before entry to each home
Make sure booties are available (if the customer would like)
During the visit, both you and your service provider should wear a mask—this rule also applies to anyone else in the home while the cleaning service is taking place. Furthermore, the CDC suggests:
Supplying spare masks
Minimizing indoor conversations
Maintaining a safe distance of at least six feet apart
Increasing indoor air ventilation with open doors and windows
If you would like to reduce the number of objects your cleaner has to interact with, consider prepping your home for the cleaning service beforehand by throwing away or relocating any unnecessary items, such as:
Leftover, unwashed dishes, and kitchen utensils
Clothing and laundry baskets
Decorations on tabletops to prepare for dusting
Electronics (remotes, laptops, iPads, gaming devices, and cell phones)
Loose papers and magazines
Purses, bags, and keys
Objects on bathroom vanities (medicine bottles, mouthwash, and toothpaste)
While the house will be spotless once the cleaning service has concluded, you should consider disinfecting any surfaces that your service provider interacted with upon leaving your home!
To decrease the likelihood of spreading the virus, use touchless payment options or book your appointment ahead of time and pay online. And, if you or anyone in your household is ill or exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, consider postponing the service until a later date.
Benefits to Hiring a Professional Cleaner
There are numerous benefits to hiring a professional cleaning service, even during these uncertain times. Doing so may help you maintain your health, increase your income, maintain your work momentum, boost your mood, and even fuel your local economy. However, that’s only skimming the surface, as the benefits don’t stop there.
If you’re still on the fence about hiring a professional cleaner, here are five signs you may be in need of one:
You’ve had something on your to-do list for longer than a week
You're sacrificing sleep to make time to clean
You’re running late for appointments because you’re taking care of things around the house
You have no time to relax
You’re unable to find items in your home
Hiring a professional cleaner saves you time in your day and could make it safer for you and your loved ones in the long run. Our cleaners have the experience to give your home a pristine, new appearance in the blink of an eye. We know how hard it is to find the motivation to clean an entire home after an exhausting 9-5 workday. Your time is valuable, and it’s important to relax—so let the work fall to us!
Final Thoughts: Is It Safe?
The short answer is: yes, it is safe to hire a professional cleaner as long as you and the company you hire abide by state protocols and follow health advisories! While there is no guarantee to remove all risks when hiring a professional cleaner, rest assured that the possibility of falling ill is much lower as long as you adhere to the CDC’s guidelines. After all, maintaining a clean home amid the pandemic is a great way to lessen the virus’s spread. It also reduces the probability of spreading other germs and diseases.
Keeping Your Home Clean and Safe
At Gem City Cleaning Solutions, your health and safety are our main priority. We know that thoughts of the Coronavirus weigh heavily on us all, so take comfort in knowing that our team of professionals will adhere to all safety protocols while ensuring that your home is spotless. Contact us today for more information on what we have to offer or book a service now!
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