Local News


Cleaning companies getting more business because of coronavirus

Posted at 6:15 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 08:28:05-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — While some businesses suffer due to the spread and fear of coronavirus, one industry is thriving. Gil Sirimarco is the owner of Mayberry’s Maids and said calls for commercial cleanings have increased. They’re seeing a higher demand for cleaning places like shared gyms and offices. He said they haven’t seen an increase in residential demand yet, but they’re preparing for that as well.

His business offers a treatment called “Cold Fogging,” which fills a room with disinfectant that’s then wiped down, getting places that are normally hard to reach or overlooked. He said this is great for places like schools or daycares because of how many germs are in those spaces. He suggested parents ask their kids’ schools when the last time they used a tool like this was, or the last time they did a deep disinfectant clean.

“How often are they sanitizing? When’s the last time they had somebody come in and do a complete top to bottom disinfection? How often do they have their cleaning service come?” he suggested.

Sirimarco said there are steps anyone can take in both a public place or a home to stop the spread of germs. This includes wiping down frequently used areas like front counters and getting rid of hand towels in public bathrooms.

“If you have either the air dryer or disposable towel, you’re right on. If you have anything else, if you have a towel in your restroom that’s being used over and over again, you should please get rid of that right away,” he said.

At home, there are places that are often overlooked and need to be cleaned, which include:

  • Television remotes
  • Technology like phones and iPads
  • Dogs, because their noses can carry germs
  • Buttons on water coolers
  • Coffee Pots
  • Microwave and oven handles
  • Faucets
  • Light switches
  • Door handles

Sirimarco said the bottom line and best way to stop the spread of coronavirus is taking proactive steps, like a deep clean.