The Most Germ Infested Places in Your Office

The Most Germ Infested Places in Your OfficeYou’re trying to keep your employees healthy, and that starts with a clean environment. You’ve had the bathrooms disinfected, and your waiting room has been thoroughly scrubbed, but you may be overlooking the most germ-infested places in the office. Here are the five places that need the most attention if you want your staff to stay healthier this year.

Check the Breakroom

Everyone uses it, but how often do you see someone cleaning it? This is the area where meals are prepared and consumed, so it’s vitally important to keep it clean. In addition to having the refrigerator scrubbed out, the sink and faucet should also be disinfected. Regularly cleaning the tables, chairs and floor will help to slow the spread of illness and keep your team healthier.

It’s in the Elevator

If you have a high-rise building, then everyone is using the elevator. Whether they’re going to the restaurant on the 3rd floor, the doctor’s office upon 12 or your accounting firm on the 20th floor, their hands are touching those buttons. The control panel in the elevator should be cleaned regularly to help stop the spread and keep everyone safe.

A Closer Look at the Keyboard

When was the last time you really looked at your keyboard? You may be surprised to find that it’s harboring an assortment of crumbs, hair, dust and dirt. Even worse is that it’s probably swimming germs. You may be taking time to wipe down the desk to keep yourself safe, but you should also wipe off the keyboard in order to keep the germs away and stay healthier. While you’re at it, you may want to also wipe off the phone, mouse and other office supplies.

What About the Copy Machine?

Think about how dirty your keyboard was, and now consider the fact that everyone in your office is sharing that printer. Now stop to consider the fact that there are people in your office who don’t wash their hands after coughing, sneezing or using the restroom. It’s enough to send you rushing to the store for antibacterial lotion. The copy machine is bound to be covered in bacteria and germs, but it can be cleaned to stop those germs in their tracks.

Shiny Door Handles

Have you ever wondered about someone who pushes doors open with their feet or uses a tissue to grab a handle when they have to pull the door? They’re actually on to something. Door handles are touched by everyone who goes through, and that makes them almost as dirty as the elevator buttons. After cleaning off the printer, you might want to give those handles a quick disinfecting swipe.

If you don’t have time to wipe down keyboards and worry about the printer, then you may want to bring in professional help. 1st Class Cleaning excels at finding those hidden areas and ensuring that spaces are truly clean. We appreciate the value of a clean office for keeping your employees healthy, and you can count on us for great service. We’ll handle all of your office cleaning needs from the bathroom and lobby to the elevator and individual workstations. Contact us online or call us at (800) 309-7881 to schedule your appointment.

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