GLBT AMERICA cleaning service J&M Cleaning Services looks to keep work places safe as pandemic rages

J&M Cleaning Services looks to keep work places safe as pandemic rages

Guillermo Ramirez owns and operates J&M Cleaning Services in Salinas, Calif.

Creating a clean and healthy environment has been a long-time career for Salinas native Guillermo Ramirez.

When he’s not training his employees or overseeing his deep cleaning business, J&M Cleaning Services, he is teaching his three young boys about the importance of recycling, environmental safety, and showing them the ropes of his business.

Ramirez started out his early career as a janitor and has since created his own cleaning service for all local businesses and has been running for the past few years. However, it was during the pandemic that Ramirez knew he had to step up efforts and get his business ready for what was to come.

“Before the big pandemic hit, I was watching the news and saw reports of all these cases and I knew I had to start preparing,” Ramirez said. “I immediately started buying protective equipment, masks and I stocked up on cleaning chemicals from local stores and online.”

Today, Ramirez and his team of four crew members are constantly at work to bring cleanliness to Salinas businesses and offices as COVID-19 remains a concern for many.

J&M Cleaning Services workers travel in vans loaded with cleaning supplies to keep Salinas work places sanitized as COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Five days a week, his employees clock in, load up wipes, sprays and other supplies in their work vans and head to their daily routes.

Many of their current clients include local clinics, hospitals, and processing plants but also include large and small offices.

Every worker has their own routine.

Their deep cleaning often involves general sanitizing and wiping down of surfaces like door handles, desks, keyboards, phones, and other gadgets. Ramirez explains more deep cleaning methods can sometimes involve the use of foggers to thoroughly disinfect rooms.