Winter is over and thank goodness flu season is basically a thing of the past for now. We’ve relaxed on the hand sanitizer, cut back on the hand washing, and are no longer paranoid every time a coworker sneezes. It’s summer time, and we’re germ free, right?
The Importance of Office Cleaning:
Germs know no season, and while there’s nothing worse than a nasty case of the flu over Christmas vacation, a summer cold or stomach bug comes in a close second and third.
Responsible employers know that office cleanliness has a direct link to workplace illnesses and go to the extra mile to ensure that their employees’ work spaces are clean and healthy. They know that one sick employee can infect an entire office, dramatically affecting the productivity and efficiency of their business.
Germs thrive anywhere people congregate, so the office environment is a veritable breeding ground for illness-causing bacteria and viruses. “Office phones often have more than 25,000 germs per square inch,” warns the Today Health story, “Soap Up! The 12 Germiest Places in Your Life,” “and a desk, computer keyboard and mouse aren’t far behind.”
Office bathrooms, not surprisingly, are also high on the list of germy places. “Did you know that if you do not close the toilet seat before you flush water droplets literally spray into the air as far as twenty feet carrying untold contaminates, including fecal matter, to settle onto just about every surface in the room?” asks a writer for Health Status in an article called “Germs in the Workplace.”
One way to guard your employees’ health and minimize their chances of getting sick is to provide workstation bottles of hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial wipes for keyboards and phones, and antibacterial soap. Encourage your workers to use them often.
Hiring a professional cleaning service, such as ServiceMaster Quality Services, can ensure that your work environment is thoroughly and regularly cleaned, minimizing the risk of illness for you and your employees. And when your employees are healthy, your business runs more efficiently and productively. Contact us to learn how we can help you with your cleaning needs. Have a GREAT summer and we look forward to hearing from you!