With public and private facilities starting to open up all over the New York tri-state area, many are understandably concerned about a heightened risk of exposure to COVID-19. Ultimately, the biggest question on everyone’s minds is how to safely transition back to a semblance of regular, everyday life. In navigating this unprecedented time, perhaps the most important thing to remember is that we are still a long way off from life returning completely back to normal. However, by leaning on cleaning & sanitation experts, you can rest assured knowing that all necessary precautions will be taken to ensure that your public or private institution is protected, safe, and secure from an outbreak.

In consideration of COVID-19, the reopening of schools is arguably the biggest area of justifiable concern – with hundreds if not thousands of students circulating through crowded, enclosed spaces each day. As the saying goes, extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, and most in-house custodial staff are unfortunately ill-equipped to oversee the extensive cleaning operations that are needed to safeguard students and teachers from the amplified virus risk.  

To illustrate, cleaning during the day, fast-response emergency cleans where COVID-19 is reported, and extra-safe precautions for cleaners are just a few of the systems and procedures that must be implemented in order to both alleviate the risk of virus spread and prevent an outbreak if and when cases appear.

This is where having the support and infrastructure of a commercial cleaning service can really reduce a lot of the stress and anxiety on part of building managers and administrators. Aside from being trained and experienced in performing the essential services above, professional staff of cleaning organizations adhere to strict protocols on everything from self-administered temperature checks to reliable communication and scheduling. When you utilize a commercial cleaning service, you receive expert knowledge, guidance, and care of the highest standard that ordinary custodial staff can simply not provide.

Of course, gyms are a substantial area of concern as well. Though probably not as crowded as schools, the unavoidable close contact and sharing of equipment inherent in gyms poses unique risks to the spread of COVID-19, which we now know can be transferred through respiratory droplets either suspended in the air or resting on surfaces.

Much like with schools, the in-house cleaning staff at gyms are unlikely to have the training and expertise necessary to maximally guard against COVID-19. Enhanced disinfecting and sanitation methods are needed before, after, and even during hours of operation. Additionally, as with schools, it is critical that there be fast-response cleaning procedures in place immediately following the detection of a case, as well as dedicated professionals capable of carrying them out.

By employing a commercial cleaning service, all of these burdens can be taken off your plate. Placing your trust in the experts means that you can rely on their elite knowledge, training, and equipment to get the job done in unpredictable circumstances while they proactively work to prevent disasters from occurring in the first place.

At QFS, we are proud to have served New York for over 20 years, providing industry-leading cleaning to facilities across the tri-state area. In these turbulent times, we strive to bring stability and peace of mind to you and your organization, allowing the process of reopening to proceed as smoothly as possible. If you are interested in learning more about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would love to create another partnership in the fight to keep our city safe from COVID-19.