National Cleaning Week is March 28th – April 3rd. And while this is always a good week, we feel like it should be celebrated with a little more excitement this year. Covid-19 has placed enormous strain on the cleaning industry far and wide. So many workers help ensure the buildings we all need to visit are clean, safe, and remain healthy environments. These people deserve our thanks.
National Cleaning Week Is About More Than Celebrating Keeping Things Clean
Everyone notices when a business is dirty — carpets flecked with soil, tile and hardwood streaked with mud and grim. This happens because the dirt and dust we see are unwanted and out of place. But when things are clean, when air is untainted by dust, and surfaces are disinfected, people often don’t notice because out-of-site out-of-mind. People expect cleanings are happening, but they often don’t take notice when the work is done, and so, the work is taken for granted. The reality is industrial cleaning takes knowledge, training, countless hours of hard work, and the right equipment. Not to mention the people who work unseen, often after or before regular working hours.
If only we took the time to notice how clean things really are — then we might see the people who keep our health top of mind every single day.
Cleaning professionals are some of the hardest working individuals you’ll meet, people who take pride in their work and understand that the safety of so many relies on them — because quality cleaning is about more than appearances. Quality cleaning is about the right tools, the right disinfectants, the right training protocols, and the list goes on. At ProTeam, Cleaning for HealthÒ has always been a top priority, and to the hundreds of thousands of individuals who clean for health every day, we say thank you.
Thank you for your passion!
Thank you for your long hours!
Thank you for making sure businesses, universities, hospitals, restaurants, health clubs, and so many more places are clean and safe.
Don’t Celebrate Clean, Celebrate The People Who Make Clean Possible
The next time you see anyone dusting, vacuuming, or wiping down counters, stop and thank them for their hard work. Thank them for caring.
Because any place you enjoy — your favorite restaurant, your preferred venue, the perfect hotel, whatever it may be — is a place where a team of people takes care to bring you clean floors, disinfected stools, chairs, and countertops, clean vents, clean sheets, and so much more. You enjoy the fruits of their labor, and you owe them your gratitude.
“The cleaning crews around the globe are the reason we do what we do at ProTeam.”
Matt Reimers, ProTeam Vice President and General Manager, understands this as well as anyone. Reimer states, “The cleaning crews around the globe are the reason we do what we do at ProTeam. Like them, we are passionate about cleaning — cleaning for a better environment and cleaning for better health. This is why every vacuum meets LEED cleaning requirements, this is why ergonomics is a part of every design we create, and this is why improving indoor air quality is one of our top priorities.”
Clean air is so much a priority that ProTeam is a proud partner of the American Lung Association. Together, we fight for clean indoor air so that we all can breathe easier.
There are so many reasons to celebrate National Cleaning Week, and the best way to start is by thanking the people on the cleaning industry’s front lines. Thank them for their positive impact on public health and the environment.
Another fantastic way to celebrate National Cleaning Week and show your support for cleaning professionals is by checking out our friends at ISSA (International Sanitary Supply Association). Visit them at https://www.issa.com/events/national-cleaning-week to learn more about some incredible workshops, events, and charities — all in celebration of Nation Cleaning Week.