SERVICEMASTER AS A PROVIDER OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES
The professional disaster recovery, commercial and residential cleaning industries are essential services, responsible for the protection of public health and property. We play a vital role in protecting our nation’s public health in both commercial and consumer settings. As the current COVID-19 crisis has unfolded, orders have been promulgated largely at the state and local level with respect to decisions to shelter in place and limit movements. One common theme, however, is a recognition of the vital importance of service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety and sanitation of businesses, public institutions and residences.
ServiceMaster has been providing services to consumers and businesses since 1929. During that time, we have developed industry-leading training and protocols. ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean and Merry Maids have thousands of technicians and service providers trained, tested and certified in the use of the proper products and personal protective equipment (PPE) that enables them to effectively clean and disinfect homes and businesses. As providers of essential services, we are prepared to address the most pressing cleaning and disinfection issues facing our customers, whether it involves cleaning schools, public institutions and businesses during shutdown periods, or the day-to-day needs of homes and healthcare facilities. As families are spending more time at home in self-isolation and quarantine in close proximity, it is even more critical that they receive disinfection and sanitation of their homes by residential cleaning services like Merry Maids. We cannot afford to have our medical facilities, schools, offices or homes rendered dangerous due to risk of infection, particularly as we tell citizens to stay home.