Who knew that in early March, when we wrote about our 10 years of growth, that just a few weeks later the whole of the UK would be in lockdown? Though times have been tough over the past nine months, at JDK Cleaning we have adapted and changed in order to provide a responsive service to our customers during these unprecedented times.
For example, over the Easter weekend, we pulled out the stops for an urgent deep clean and sanitisation service at an empty local-authority care home in Swansea. This was a short-notice project for a Newport-based cleaning company which, due to our capacity to bring in experienced cleaners at the last minute, we completed in just three days. We were happy to carry out this work as part of our ongoing strategy of working with similar organisations to deliver deep cleans and sanitisation services whilst the effect of COVID-19 continued to grow.
We also offered support at a local level by lending one of our vans to the team at Canolfan y Bont who run the Pontarddulais Area food bank for local families in need and vulnerable people.
No Contract Commercial Cleaning
All industries have been operating in difficult times and in particular the hospitality and entertainment industries. As a result, we put in a number of measures to support these and other sectors to help them to continue to operate or to get back to work when they were allowed to do so.
First and foremost, we put in a place a ‘no contract’ agreement for both existing and new clients who were unable to commit to a long-term cleaning contract. This meant that if a business needed a one-off deep clean before they re-opened and bring employees back to work, we were able to carry this out to the standards required to keep viruses at bay.
We also offered clients the opportunity to commit to a certain number of cleaning hours over a period of time and these hours could be used as and when the cleaning was required.
These measures still remain in place and we are delighted that so many businesses were able to benefit from this flexible approach to commercial cleaning and deep sanitisation cleans.
Storm Ballistic Virus Killer
On that note, we also invested in new, state-of-the-art equipment to help with the fight against coronavirus and other seasonal viruses which continue to impact on workplaces. Our Storm Ballistic virus killer machine has been developed by leading cleaning technology designers, MotorScrubber. The Storm disinfects surfaces while killing viruses at the same time, giving us the freedom to quickly disinfect all common touch points and other surfaces with a light, spray, reducing the risk of cross infection.
We carried out deep cleans for a number of businesses as they were getting ready to re-open after the initial lockdown, including the Oldwalls Collection in Gower. And we continue to deliver sanitisation cleans to a number of local businesses as they have re-opened or simply to ensure their spaces are safe for staff and customers alike.
Says Jack Kelleher, MD of JDK Cleaning: “It has been amazing to see how businesses have pulled together to support each other during the Covid-19 pandemic; and we hope that with the roll out of new vaccines imminent, that this will continue as we return to some form of normality.
“I firmly believe that, like many other local businesses, the team at JDK Cleaning has showed compassion and understanding in terms of the support we have been able to deliver. Our goal during these unprecedented times has been to survive as a business whilst helping other businesses to get back to full operations.
“As 2021 approaches, no-one can accurately predict what the future holds and what the new normal will look like. At JDK Cleaning our new year’s resolution will be to continue to work together with our customers and other businesses to get our local economy back up and running and, in due course, back to pre-coronavirus success!