Just because your work space looks clean, don’t assume it’s germ free. A recent study found unhealthy germs lurking in many places around the office. A simple office cleaning does not ensure a germ-free work environment. So be careful before grabbing that office mug from the break room, it may be loaded with germs.
Water fountains, coffee pots and other dispensers are found to host many germs and could be a lot cleaner. The surfaces should be disinfected and rinsed regularly.
It is common to assume that the inside of the office refrigerator harbors all sorts of germs and needs to be cleaned regularly. Refrigerator door handles are often ignored and need to be wiped with bleach or a germ-killing agent. By sanitizing the refrigerator door handle employees can reduce cold, flu and stomach illness considerably.
As with refrigerators, when cleaning microwaves be sure to sanitize the door handle.
Sink and Faucet Handles
Most focus on the bathroom toilets and sinks as a source of germs and often ignore the breakroom sink. The breakroom sink and faucet often hosts a variety of ugly germs. Attention to keeping these surfaces clean and germ free will go a long way to making for a healthier office. Be wary of the breakroom sponge as sponges are notorious for hosting a variety of nasty germs. Always rinse any mugs, plates and utensils with extra hot water after cleaning.
Keyboards, mice and telephones are a host to dirt and germs that often go untouched. Wipe these regularly with a disinfectant cloth.
Professional Office Cleaning To Attack The Germs Everywhere
“People are aware of the risk of germs in the restroom, but areas like break rooms have not received the same degree of attention,” Gerba said in the press release. “This study demonstrates that contamination can be spread throughout the workplace when office workers heat up lunch, make coffee or simply type on their keyboards.” Contact us for an estimate on a professional office cleaning to kill the germs lurking everywhere.