The importance society places on health is clear, and our awareness of how proper cleaning plays a role in health is growing.
I’m stating the obvious when I say that getting people healthy and keeping them that way is big business. Multiple industries, ranging from health clubs to pharmaceuticals to food production and preparation, all have a significant stake in the value we place on health. How we get our healthcare, how much it costs, and how we pay for it have all been priorities for federal and state agencies as they wrestle with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Cleaning has been called the first line of defense in healthcare. In general it’s easier and cheaper to keep someone healthy than it is to cure someone who is sick. Properly cleaning our indoor environment can make a real contribution to human health. This point is often missed by managers looking to save money by cutting their housekeeping budgets, while overlooking the greater cost of missed school days, work days or hospital-contracted infections.
[EasyDNNnewsToken:Left Justify Embed 300 x 250]While misguided, it is easy to understand why decision-makers in schools, commercial buildings and public spaces believe there is a premium to be paid for cleaning in a healthy manner. For those of us cleaning homes, however, this really should not be an issue. The overall cost of cleaning a home in a way that sanitizes high touch areas, minimizes chemical residues and preserves indoor air quality should not cost any more than methods that simply improve appearance.
The importance society places on health is clear, and our awareness of how proper cleaning plays a role in health is growing, all to the benefit of well-managed cleaning companies and their clients.