With the rising number of confirmed Coronavirus cases every day, everyone is ramping up efforts to prevent the transmission of the virus. Among the people that are now putting forward their best practices are property managers, especially of condo and apartment complexes. Social distancing protocols in these properties can be hard to observe and maintain considering the proximity of condos and apartments with each other. This is not to mention that these buildings have common areas frequented by tenants like elevators, gyms, and laundry rooms.
Social distancing protocols in these properties can be hard to observe and maintain considering the proximity of condos and apartments with each other. This is not to mention that these buildings have common areas frequented by tenants like elevators, gyms, and laundry rooms.
Property managers are stepping up their game in ensuring that high-surface areas, which include front door handles, elevator buttons, and handrails are cleaned and disinfected regularly. They have also set up hand sanitizer stations, which are being monitored round the clock to ensure they are replenished as soon as supplies run out.
However, more and more cleaning staff are choosing to stay home to protect themselves from the Coronavirus. As a result, it has become a challenge for property managers to sustain their hygiene protocols without people to do the job.
This is where cleaning companies are now coming in. They are willing to step in and partner up with property managers so the fight against the Coronavirus in apartment buildings and condo complexes can continue.
If you are a property manager on the lookout for a cleaning partner, you might like to consider the points mentioned below. These will help you make sure you get the right people to do the job.
Go for a company with the experience in undertaking the kind of cleaning services needed at this time of the Coronavirus. You should ask for referrals and look into a company’s history and track record before you make your choice. It is imperative that you inquire about their familiarity and capacity in handling cleanups of a large scale, especially if you are managing a large apartment building.
The right cleaning partner is the one with the expertise to handle such jobs as cleaning, disinfecting, or decontaminating high traffic areas and surfaces. To get a clear idea about this, ask a company about their training programs and their certificates. You need to ensure that they are the people with the right kind of skills and knowledge to handle all your cleaning needs.
Ensure that the cleaning partner you choose has a strong supplier network and the resources to deliver the services you want to be rendered. See to it that they have enough trained people and that they can operate in an environment with limited access to public transportation. They should also have ample supply reserves and the proper protective equipment (PPEs) needed to do their jobs. It is also important to ask about their back up plans in case of shortages or other challenges.
As of April 6, Canada already has 16,653 confirmed CoViD-19 cases and 323 deaths. The highest tally comes from Quebec with 8,580, followed by Ontario with 4,347, and British Columbia comes in third with 1,266. The other cases are scattered in other provinces and territories in the country. The only thing property managers can do to prevent the proliferation of virus infection is to ramp up hygiene and social distancing protocols. This can only be done through implementing best practices and pairing up with the right cleaning partners.