Budgeting Your Reopening Disinfection PlanAfter being closed or hamstrung for so long, budgeting is more important than ever for businesses as they gradually recover. But as tight as your budget might be, some of it must go towards cleaning and disinfection protocols. The optimal amount to invest in these efforts will differ from one business to the next, but the same considerations must be made -- namely, weighing short-term costs against long-term costs. Hiring quality disinfection services may present a short-term financial burden, but if it means keeping your business open, this small hit is probably worth it (consider the cost of shutting your doors for another several weeks after finally getting back to work). Once you have a general budget in mind, you can begin crafting the rest of your plan and comparing contractors.
Determining the Scope of Your PlanYour plan’s budget is directly related to the scope of your facility’s disinfection needs. In order to determine this scope, consider:
- The range of types of services required to prepare your business for reopening and to keep it safe after it has reopened, i.e.:
- The amount of space/surface area that requires cleaning and disinfection
- The required frequency of cleaning and disinfection actions