The folks at THE FIGHT Magazine found a way to help queer bartenders and restaurant workers who currently find themselves out of work and are looking for supplemental income. The queer media outlet has launched Clean Jacks–a new cleaning service that specializes in making homes safer from the present health crisis with various methods of disinfecting “for the community, by the community.”
“We have a few experienced cleaning professionals on staff – and they are training the new hires,” says Mark Ariel, THE FIGHT‘s managing editor. “This is a service for the community with the queer community in mind.”
Ariel says he was approached by several LGBTQ bar owners looking for ways to help their currently out-of-work employees. They were posting gofundme links to make up for lost funds during the Los Angeles Health Department Stay at Home Order, which reduced all bars as non-essential and shut them down during the pandemic.
“We of course posted those links,” he said. “But felt we had to do something to assist our out of work community members.”
And so Clean Jack was born.
When asked what types of jobs the new company is dealing with, Ariel said part of the orders involve total disinfection of a home or apartment. “This includes disinfecting household common areas – tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, toilets and sinks,” he said. “This is in addition to traditional cleaning of floors, carpets, etc.”
Ariel adds that the newly formed company is taking strict protective measures. “All of our workers wear protective gear, masks, gloves and coveralls,” states Ariel.
Pricing for Clean Jacks cleaning services go as low as $72 per visit after discounts, depending on the size of the dwelling and the type of job requested.
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