Franchises Gear Up for the Busy Cold & Flu Season

cold and flu season

Did you know that poor health costs employers hundreds of billions of dollars and 1.5 billion lost days of productive work? And that this number has been trending upwards over the last five years?

As cold and flu season looms near, everyone plays a role in trying to stay healthy. Cleaning companies, particularly franchises, have a crucial responsibility during this time. At The Cleaning Authority Franchising, this is when we step up our sanitization frequency and offer effective safety measures to create a healthy environment for guests, employees, and customers.

Fortunately, when a franchise has procedures in place that are proven, it’s easier to share that knowledge. Since our locations scatter throughout the country, we’re proud to enable home and business owners nationwide to provide services that protect people. Being a part of a strong network of caring individuals who want to help their local communities is one of the best things about our cleaning franchise. Not only does this bring people together, but it also keeps employees better protected.

Germs and bacteria are everywhere - we know this to be true. But what can we do?

Here are a few of our top tips heading into the sick season:

Go Beyond Clean

Viruses spread through the air along with touching contaminated surfaces before touching your eyes or mouth. While the flu virus only lasts a few minutes on your hand, it can survive on other surfaces for up to 48 hours. Cleaning common areas is a must, but it’s only the start. Germicidal agents are necessary for ridding bacteria and preventing lost productivity.

Know When to Prepare

Flu season runs from October through May, reaching the highest peak just after the New Year. This time of year brings in more business for cleaning franchises because now is the perfect time to ramp up your disinfection sessions.

Don’t Overlook Details

At The Cleaning Authority Franchising, we place great emphasis on remembering to decontaminate areas that aren’t thought of commonly. These surfaces might include:

  • Baseboards
  • Computer Keyboards
  • Dishwashers
  • Door & Drawer Handles
  • Fans
  • Office & Cell Phones
  • Switchplates
  • Upholstery
  • Window Blinds
  • Window Latches

Keep Kids & Pets Safe

Some chemicals used for cleaning cause health concerns such as eye, skin, and respiratory irritation. Plus, certain concentrates are so strong they’re considered to be hazardous. Rather than grabbing the chemical-filled products you’re used to seeing, our franchise uses environmentally responsible products. These are far safer for children and pets, not to mention they’re better for our Earth.

During times when it’s easier to catch a virus, a thorough sanitization program can make all the difference in preventing the loss of workable hours. Whether you’re working from home with other family members or heading into an office, it’s paramount to maintain a healthy space.

Are you interested in joining The Cleaning Authority Franchising franchise family and helping your community? It only takes six steps to start a cleaning business with us and start building a meaningful company.

Give our team a call! We’d love to hear from you: (888) 718-4534.