Places of worship such as churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques all host many people at once. With a high amount of traffic on weekends and a very steady flow of parishioners at other times, the facility will undoubtedly require a dedicated team to sanitize and clean services. Many places of worship may use a team of volunteers to maintain cleanliness, but sometimes it is simply not enough.
For one thing, places of worship tend to be very large. Just think of how many seats there might be in each church – hundreds, if not a thousand? There are also many touchpoints like doorknobs, prayer books, hand railings and more. Those high ceilings with ornate decorations – they are easy on the eyes but also excellent places for dust and germs to gather. A volunteer cleaning crew does not have the time, experience, or tools to maintain the proper level sanitation that you must offer your congregation. Most places or worship require a full time, professional cleaning crew to ensure that your site remains immaculately clean.
Next, the leaders and administrators who work at places of worship should be able to focus on far more important things than the cleanliness of their facilities. Certainly, there are sacred objects and ritual areas that must be cleansed, but it would be a full time job to focus on every inch of space in a church, synagogue, or mosque. While volunteers may help, we don’t believe they offer a viable long-term solution.
Consider some of our reasons why your place of worship should invest in professional cleaning services in Denver.
Preparation for Events:
Churches and places of worship function as more than just places to pray. While Sunday Service is a big part in any place of worship, so too are weddings, funerals, concerts, fundraisers, retreats and more. In other words, local churches and places of worship double as event spaces that serve a wide range of functions and clientele. When you consider that one place of worship is hosting so many different events, you have to ensure regular cleanings are being performed before and after each function. To attain this level of cleanliness, you would need an army of volunteers. However, professional janitorial services can work alongside your schedule and perform the cleaning when you need it to be done. Odd hours are no problem – our janitorial services often perform their work when nobody is inside the building, whether that’s at midnight or on weekends.
You can save money on cleaning supplies by hiring a professional janitorial service.
If you’re currently cleaning your own church or place of worship, you’re probably overpaying for supplies. When you hire out professional janitorial service, the cost of supplies is built into our price. Not only is it cheaper to hire a professional, our teams also have the latest equipment and tools to provide a much deeper clean. At most, we will only need a place to store some equipment on-site for when we come in and perform the work.
Safety and liability can be a concern when you allow volunteers to clean your church.
Cleaning a facility as large as a church usually requires specialized equipment and supplies – many of which require training to ensure safety and efficiency. Cleaning products can be toxic if used improperly, and the last thing you want is for a mistake to be made. Mixing cleaning supplies can produce harmful fumes, and you certainly don’t want your staff or parishioners to be sickened, nor do you want to have to close your building and cancel weekend services or even weddings. When you hire professional janitorial services, you can maintain peace of mind that everyone in your parish will be safer and can worship in a much more sanitary environment.
If you do hire your own janitors and custodians, you still must vet them.
With sacred objects and other valuable items left in the open, you can never be too careful. In this day and age, it can be difficult to find a trustworthy person to perform the work. This means that church leadership must spend time vetting workers – which is time that could be spent on fundraising or engaging with the community. At Legacy Construction, we are licensed, bonded, and insured. We run background checks and do all of our homework before allowing anyone inside your premises. Our janitorial staff also have special training and understand the unique and sensitive nature of cleaning and sanitizing inside houses of worship. Our staff does not take the task lightly, they understand that while a thorough cleaning is necessary, there are certain areas where they must practice patience and proceed gently.
While we are largely beyond the pandemic, we still see outbreaks, and that can be unsettling.
Churches and places of worship offer a friendly environment for bacteria and viruses. With many people gathering close together, shaking hands, singing, and staying in the same area for prolonged periods, it can be a recipe for an outbreak of influenza, cold, or even Covid. Science has shown that certain germs and microbes can survive on surfaces for multiple days – spelling trouble for high-touch surfaces like door handles, prayer books and railings. Regular disinfection is the only way to keep harmful germs and bacteria away. Fortunately, our janitorial teams know how to properly disinfect surfaces, and we also offer fogging cleaning and specialized coronavirus cleaning and sanitizing services. Dealing with an outbreak of illness only makes your job harder, so prevent it before it happens.
When you outsource your church cleaning to us, you’re no longer liable for any accidents or injuries that occur.
If you currently hire and pay your own staff to clean your place of worship, then you’re also responsible to compensate them if they injure themselves on the job. Supplying your employees with compensation due to on-the-job injury can quickly become expensive, and many churches likely do not have the financial wherewithal to pay out claims. Hiring in-house cleaning staff can be risky when it comes to your bottom line. At Legacy, we compensate workers because we are licensed, bonded, and insured. We also try to prevent any accidents by properly training our staff to set them up for success.
Legacy Construction can create a custom cleaning schedule for your place of worship. Whether you need a deep clean only once per month, or weekly cleanings at a specific time of day or night, we can work with you to make sure that your cleaning needs are met. We can also substitute Green cleaning products instead of traditional cleaners upon request. We’re always happy to fine-tune our services to meet your needs.
If you’re interested in more peace of mind for your house of worship and for your parishioners, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!