Why “Janitorial Cleaning Pros” Are Becoming Obsolete
When you need your building cleaned, what do you typically think of? The first thing that comes to mind is to call your local “janitorial/cleaning” company, right?
They’ll bust out the vacuums. They’ll come in with the power floor cleaners. The staff puts on plastic gloves and pushes the trash barrel around. And when they are done, your building looks and smells, in a word, “clean.”
What Today’s “Janitorial/Cleaning Pros” Can Do.
We have been in the “janitorial/cleaning” business for 56 years. It’s important work to do and we excelled at it too. To a certain extent, as a first class janitorial/cleaning service, we cleaned for health as well as appearance. We also attempted to remove the germs and bacteria in the buildings we cleaned. But after years of extending the cleaning for health as far as possible, we became aware that cleaning for health was not enough. We had to employ other protocols after we cleaned for health—the sanitizing protocols. These sanitizing protocols are what removes the mildew, mold, dust mites, allergens, germs and viruses.
As a janitorial company, we did the best we could do with the technology available in recent decades. But now, technology is changing our industry and now we must look at sanitizing, not just cleaning like we did in the past.
What Today’s Janitorial and Cleaning Pros Can’t Do
They can’t make your buildings healthy. Therefore, you will experience more absences due to these undesirable particles that live in your buildings. They are on your desk, computer, cafeteria tables, and all of your touch surfaces. In the future, becoming a “sanitizing and environmental cleaning professional” might very well be a career track. That’s because you’ll need much more sophisticated skills to be good at it. Currently, cleaning pros might not know how to use and read scientific equipment to determine the health of your building, but they will have to learn to do this and learn the basics of the science of microbiology that controls these protocols.
The Industry is Changing
We at Non-Core Business Solutions (NCBS), have changed our own focus from a “cleaning company” to a “interior building environmental sanitizing service.” That means our professionals don’t just focus on making the buildings look and smell clean but we concentrate on making them healthier by removing as much mold, mildew, allergens, germs and viruses as practical. If this is done correctly, the building will not only look and smell clean—it will be truly clean.
In order to make your building BE Clean, we measure the micro-organic particulate present in your building with sophisticated equipment, and send air samples to a certified lab to test for VOCs. Then, we use a thorough sanitizing process to eliminate most of the particulate.
At the present, no one can eliminate all this particulate, but we can get rid of so much of it that, not only does your building look and smell clean, illness-related absenteeism can be usually reduced by 20-40% as well. That’s a measurable impact on your company, school, non-profit, or governmental building.
Fewer absences means more productivity and less money spent on sick time. It means happier employees and visitors. And that means a better reputation for you.
So that’s why “janitorial/cleaning professionals” will go by the wayside unless they change. Today, “interior building sanitizing and environmental services specialists” are replacing them.