Coronavirus scare is big business for cleaning services in southwest Florida

Posted at 7:28 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 19:28:48-04

COLLIER COUNTY — Coronavirus is causing many to panic, and one company in our area is capitalizing on the frenzy.

MaidPro said it’s getting more requests than ever, with people wanting to get their homes deep-cleaned. Right now, the company says it's cleaning more than 250 homes every day.

“We’ve definitely seen an uptick in business, starting in January, February, and most definitely as of most recent. People are calling. They’re wanting to get their homes deep-cleaned," said Michelle Spitzer, owner of MaidPro southwest Florida.

Spitzer said her company has hundreds of employees out in the field every day now, working in homes and offices. While the Coronavirus may have been a shock to some, she said MaidPro saw an opportunity.

"We literally saw it coming, so we overstocked. So we have plenty of Clorox cleanup, plenty of our spick and span disinfectant," said Spitzer.

The company even has Coronavirus-specific advertising out, like a video posted to its Facebook page.

And it's working. The call center is fully staffed, but Spitzer said at this point, there’s a wait list.

“There’s times when we’re booked solid, so I’d be sure to get on our schedule as quickly as possible," said Spitzer.