Summer Vacation

Summer Vacation Plans

Summer VacationThe outbreak doesn’t seem to have derailed summer vacation plans much. In fact, just the opposite. According to the Miami Herald, and the Denver Post, camping reservations are at an all time high. Even Bear Lake says it’s ready for visitors this summer.

It might have something to do with health officials reporting that going outside is safer than staying indoors for many different reasons. That means summer vacation is still an option, as long as it’s to a place where you can spend time outdoors. If you’re the owner of these campgrounds, though, you shouldn’t overlook your responsibilities for people’s health and safety.

How Clean Are Your Facilities?

Keeping your facilities clean is an absolute necessity this year. As we’ve discussed in previous articles, sanitizing your workplace is a good way to help slow or stop the spread of the virus. While campgrounds have a lot of room to spread out, stores, camp offices, and other public buildings still get used regularly by everyone. Don’t let up on your cleanliness.

Can Clean Freak Help?

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Yes, we can. Full cleanings, something you’ll need to do on a weekly basis to keep your facilities healthy, can be a strain on your janitorial staff. It can be even worse if one of them gets sick. You can’t risk one of your employees coming into work if they might have the coronavirus. If they infect your customers, you can expect some pretty bad reviews at the very least, to say nothing of legal liabilities you may be subject to. Clean Freak can help by supplementing your staff with extra help to fill gaps, or ease the burden.

During this summer season, there are three big groups that might need help from us around Northern Utah.

1. Cabins and Vacation Rentals

Cabin rentals are some of the biggest winners this summer. People are less trusting of hotels, but individual cabins and other vacation rentals give some extra isolation from other people. Jury’s still out on whether or not this is actually safer, but one thing’s certain: you gotta keep those places clean. They might or might be safer than hotels, but they’re certainly not safer than anything if you don’t need them clean. With demand high, people are running short on time and manpower to get vacation rentals clean between guests. Clean Freak is more than happy to help out if you need it.

2. Stores and Other Commercial Buildings

It’s not just the places people stay that need to be cleaned, but the places people might visit as well. Stores near campgrounds will be especially busy, as even the most fastidious preparer will realize they forgot something once they get out there. No matter how carefully you plan and pack, there’s always something. Thankfully, even the most remote campgrounds are within reasonable driving distance of stores. Those stores will get some business pick-up from the summer vacation crowds, so they’ll need cleaning, too. We’re ready and able to provide any assistance they need.

3. Moving

There’s been a rise in the number of people moving to new houses this year. Changing jobs seems to be the biggest reason, but there’s also been several minor exoduses from outbreak hotspots. Whatever the reason, people are moving. Apartments, houses, and the like will all be changing this year. Before people can move into a new house, it will need to be cleaned. As a seller or landlord, you might not need as much help as some of the big businesses, but a few extra hands never hurt anyone. The better the job and the faster it’s done, the happier (and healthier) new residents will be when they move in. We’re on call to give you assistance if you need it.

Clean Freak Utah cleaning servicesGive Us A Call

We have plenty of options to contact us if you need the extra help cleaning up. You can call us up, email us, or you can use our handy contact form. Just leave a message with us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we get it. We can explain our services to you, quote price estimates for the job, or just help you work out the best plan to keep your place clean. Get in touch today and see how we can help.

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Cache Valley and Bear Lake

Bear Lake VacationSummer is here. This is the time of year when people would normally be flocking to Northern Utah’s most famous vacation destinations: Bear Lake.  Cache Valley has it’s own spots, too; First Dam and Green Canyon. Rental and vacation homes are fairly common in this area, as well as cabins all up and down Green Canyon.

The outbreak may have slowed this all down some. It’s hard to guess what the actual effects will be. We seemed to be doing fine until a recent surge in May. At the moment, things are still open, but with threats by the state government of a shut down order if things don’t turn around, it’s hard to say. Even without a shut down order, it’s already pretty clear that this summer will see decreased tourist revenue all over the country. This doesn’t mean people aren’t going on vacation, though.

Vacation Homes and Rentals

While rentals and travel are down, they aren’t out. There is still a significant portion of the population out and about this summer, especially since the situation seems to be improving in many places. That means people need places to stay. If you’re a rental and vacation property owner, you want to make the most of that, right? To do that, you want to make your rental property as attractive as possible to visiting tourists. In this time of viral fears, that means you want to make sure everything is properly cleaned.

Moving Around

It’s not just vacationers who are moving around, either. We’re also seeing a steady migration of people to new homes and new places. Whether it’s people looking to move away with new jobs, or just young people moving into a new home for the first time, there is still a market for real estate. As with rental and vacation homes, people want to know their new house is cleaned before they move it. “Deep Cleaning” is trending on Facebook as people look for those who can help them get their new place ready to live in.

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It’s probably a good idea. It’s easy to take out the trash, clean the windows, scrub the bathrooms, and vacuum the carpets. Under normal circumstances, that’d be enough, but that’s not the case this year. This year, we need to contend with the virus, which means deep cleaning. Deep cleaning involves sanitizing hard surfaces with antibacterial cleaners, thorough scrubbing, and making sure you get those hard to reach places.

Deep cleaning is a much bigger job than you’d usually have to do.  You need to do it before each new guest moves in, too.  You can do a pretty good job of killing off the virus, but as soon as someone who has it comes into the area, all that work is undone, so you can’t just do one big cleaning job and think you’re covered.

Deep Cleaning for New Homes

Before you move into a new home, you’ll want the same deep cleaning done, too. Better safe than sorry, right? Did you know that you can add the cleaning process to the negotiations of the sales agreement? Given that proper deep cleaning can take a lot of extra time and costs more than you’d normally expect to pay for cleaning costs, it’s definitely worth considering factoring it into the closing costs. Even just getting half the costs covered by the seller could be a huge saving.

Looking for A Cleaner?

Clean Freak Utah cleaning servicesIf you’re looking for someone to do some deep cleaning in Cache Valley, Clean Freak has you covered.  Our deep cleaning package is just $30 per hour per cleaner and covers everything from the basics (like taking out the trash) to full spot washing. We provide our own cleaning chemicals for the big stuff. We supply our cleaners with masks to help reduce the spread of the virus. You could do it all yourself, but why put yourself up to all that extra time? We’ll do it faster so you can move in sooner. If you’re looking to clean out a vacation or rental home between guests, we can do that, too!

Got any questions? Heard enough?  Want to get the job done? Feel free to get in touch and find out what we can do for you! We’re standing by and ready to go whenever you need us!