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The Covid-19 outbreak changed the world in unimaginable ways. Because of the threat of the coronavirus to human health and life, the government had to impose a nationwide lockdown to control and stop the spread of the virus. Accordingly, people were not allowed to leave their homes and carry on with their normal day-to-day activities. 

Aside from these social impacts, the lockdown period also devastated the economy. Since only essential services and industries remained operational, many businesses stopped operating. Inevitably, they faced their demise as a result of closing for a long time and failing to make ends meet. Cleaning companies are not exempt from the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

How the Covid-19 Outbreak Affected the Cleaning Industry

In 2019-2020, the cleaning industry revenue in Australia is estimated to have declined by 6.6%. This is the outcome of many businesses and establishments closing and not operating. Hence, the demand for cleaning services and the number of clients also dropped.

Luckily for commercial cleaning service providers, though, essential services remained operational during the pandemic, and they required disinfection and deep cleaning services. This has somehow compensated for the falling demand for regular cleaning services. 

The Role of Cleaning Companies During the Covid-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus, the main causative agent of Covid-19, is directly transmitted via the air droplets of infected individuals when they cough, sneeze, talk, or breathe. Not only that, contact with surfaces that have been infected with air droplets can also cause transmission of the virus when the victim touches his eyes, nose, or mouth. 

Because surface transmission of the coronavirus is possible, and the virus can survive for two hours to nine days on surfaces, frequent cleaning and disinfection of surfaces are vital practices to ensure a healthy and safe environment. This is the main reason why the cleaning industry plays a key role during Covid-19 outbreak. 

The Future of the Cleaning Industry After the Pandemic

As we take on the new normal set up, businesses and industries will slowly open and become operational. Many establishments will want to ensure that their building is safe for their staff, workers, and customers. Accordingly, they will need to invest in cleaning products and equipment to prevent the surface transmission of the Covid-19 virus.

Moreover, businesses, government agencies, and industries will also book with commercial cleaning companies for professional cleaning services. Because of this, the demand and revenue of the cleaning industry will return to normal. In fact, there will more likely be a boom in the cleaning industry after the pandemic as the demand for disinfection and commercial deep-cleaning services increase. 

Higher Demands for Cleaning Services

The Covid-19 outbreak caused hygiene and sanitation to be a central part of business operations. Many establishments such as restaurants, hotels, and offices have high-traffic areas like lobbies, lifts, hallways, and stairs.  Not to mention the high-contact surfaces like doorknobs, door handles, tables, light switches, menus, and other items that are frequently touched by different people.

Because these spaces are highly likely to sustain and spread the virus, they will need frequent cleaning and disinfection. Your building management needs to consider hiring a reliable commercial cleaning company that can take on the burden of cleaning and sanitising high-traffic areas and frequently touched surfaces. 


Health is wealth. In times of a deadly pandemic, it is important that you follow safety protocols such as social distancing, wearing face masks and shields, as well as frequent hand washing. Moreover, you should also ensure that you have a healthy and safe space to work and stay. Thus, although it can be burdensome, especially if you have other important tasks to do, you should invest time in disinfecting and sanitising surfaces regularly.

At Evolve Cleaning, we understand all your concerns. We don’t want to bother you with cleaning and disinfecting tasks that’s why our dedicated team of commercial cleaners will do everything for you. Whether you need office cleaning, hotel cleaning, or government cleaning, we got you covered. As Sydney’s most trusted commercial cleaning service provider, Evolve Cleaning guarantees you not only a clean workspace but also a safe place to conduct your transactions.  
Don’t hesitate to contact us by filling in our easy contact form. You may also send in your enquiries and messages through our email.

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Jennifer Price

Jennifer Price

Jennifer Price is the Client Happiness Manager at Evolve Cleaning. She dedicates herself to managing healthy business relationships while prioritising her client's commercial cleaning interests are met with each and every clean. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she lives and breathes cleanliness, hygiene, sustainability and has a huge love for dogs.