How Clean Is Your Commercial Facility?
Some people may associate germs with dirt, debris, and things tracked in from outside, but the truth is the inside of your commercial facility may hold the most amount of germs. A dirty floor, a stained carpet or a dusty surface may seem like likely culprits, but it is the areas that we can’t see that harbor the worst kinds of germs. These germs can lead to sickness and the spread of disease.
Did you know?
The average office work desk can have 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat. If you thought public bathrooms were gross, think again!
Office keyboards are hotbeds for germs, harboring around 16 million microbes. A study from the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health reported that 96% of sampled keyboards were contaminated with microbes, including E. coli. If you share keyboards, that microbe count is even higher, and the potential for getting sick goes up as well.
An office desk is 100 times less hygenic than an average kitchen table. This fact is especially worrisome considering 60% of office workers are reported to eat at their desk.
Doorknobs, break room faucet handles, refrigerator handles, and microwave handles are some of the dirtiest areas and need the most frequent disinfecting.
All it takes is one person with a virus to infect 50% of the things they touch in their environment to spread it.
The importance of disinfecting
When workers feel sick, they not only spread sickness but their productivity also goes down, so it is imperative that you take all necessary measures to clean and disinfect high touch surfaces.
Here are 5 easy ways to minimize the spread of germs:
Put hand sanitizing dispensers around the office.
Encourage workers to disinfect their keyboards each day.
Encourage organization and minimize clutter around the office.
Clean and disinfect surfaces before and after eating.
Encourage sick employees to stay home.
Hire a commercial cleaning company to help keep your facility clean.
A certified commercial cleaning company like New England Cleaning Services, Inc.is an expert in all things dirty. We clean, sanitize, and disinfect to maintain the healthiest environment possible for commercial facilities. With cutting edge technologies like Tersano’s Stabilized Aqueous Ozone, which infuses cold tap water with ozone to create a safe, high-performance cleaning solution, and electrostatic disinfection, which allows for easy and complete disinfection, your facility is guaranteed to become healthier, cleaner, and more productive. Contactour Waltham, MA office at (781) 890-2000 for help with regular cleanings, project services or even emergency restorations.