National Cleaning Week

National Cleaning Week returns to elevate and celebrate the industry

The annual event offers opportunities for advocacy, education, employee recognition, and charity.
Monday, March 15, 2021

The annual National Cleaning Week event returns from March 28 to April 3, 2021 with the aim of helping to change the way the world views cleaning.

The 2021 event, organized by ISSA, will offer countless ways for industry professionals to celebrate the value of clean, recognize frontline essential workers, explore training opportunities, support charitable causes, and more.

The industry is also invited to attend the Virtual Clean Advocacy Summit on March 30-31, 2021.

“National Cleaning Week is a time to recognize the ongoing efforts of frontline cleaning professionals, provide essential workers with opportunities for growth, advocate for our industry, and support ISSA Charities efforts,” said ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “Whether you’re new to the industry or have been a part of it for years, we hope you will join us and help push the industry forward at a time when it is needed most.”

This year’s National Cleaning Week will be built upon three pillars:

  • Advocacy: The Virtual Clean Advocacy Summit is a two-day event that brings together manufacturers, distributors, building service contractors, and residential cleaners to learn about public policy issues affecting the industry, like the Clean Start Tax Credit. The industry is essential in the fight against COVID-19 and the Summit will provide guidance on how to engage with elected officials and become an Advocate for Clean.
  • Education: From certification through ISSA’s Cleaning Management Institute to a vast catalog of educational courses, ISSA offers a wide range of training opportunities. With new information frequently emerging during the pandemic, it is imperative that industry members have access to expert knowledge and can further professionalize their organizations and their staff through certification.
  • Charity: ISSA Charities, which encompasses Cleaning for a Reason, ISSA Hygieia Network, and ISSA Scholars, needs support to continue making the world a cleaner, healthier, better place to live. National Cleaning Week is an ideal time for everyone to consider ways they can contribute to charities that have a positive impact on the industry and beyond.

“The pandemic has presented many challenges for our industry and for the people who rely on cleaning expertise, products, and services,” added Barrett. “We are excited to take a moment to celebrate just how far the industry has come in the last year and to envision where the next year will take us.”

For more information about National Cleaning Week, visit

Meanwhile, ISSA has also announced that it is planning to return to an in-person ISSA Show North America for 2021.

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