Hidden Office Germs: What You Should Know
April 15, 2022 | AUTHOR: Office Pride
Dust and dirt and germs, oh my! There are obvious places that we expect to find germs, but they can be sneaky little buggers and show up in unexpected places as well. Instead of adding one more thing to your to-do list, call the professionals at Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services and let us handle all your cleaning needs. From disinfection and sanitization to routine janitorial services and cleaning maintenance, we can meet all the needs of your office or facility.
Shared Desk Spaces
Many of us find ourselves now working in hybrid situations, splitting time between our homes and offices. In most instances, this will mean sharing a desk with a co-worker. And while we might think sharing a desk is better than sharing the office bathroom, the numbers might surprise you. A University of Arizona study found that a desk actually has more germs than you would find on the office toilet seat – about 400 times more! Your keyboard and mouse are also active germ spreaders. Routine cleaning by Office Pride can give your employees peace of mind knowing that their workspace has been professionally cleaned.
Light Switches and Doorknobs
Turning the lights “on” could send you “off” to the doctor. How many times a day do you open a door or turn lights off and on? Every time you touch those surfaces you could be leaving your own germs behind or picking up new ones. It is important that these surfaces are cleaned routinely. A University of Houston study of hotel rooms across three states found that light switches are some of the most contaminated surfaces. Doorknobs also contain many hidden germs and should be cleaned regularly. All of this can seem overwhelming, so let Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services set up a schedule that will meet both your needs and your budget.
Copiers, phones, staplers and carts are items that co-workers touch frequently but rarely think about. As you get busy with the duties of your job, it is easy to forget about all the surfaces you touch throughout the day. Office Pride offers high-touch cleaning to help with surfaces just like these and many more. We pay attention to the smallest details, so you don’t have to.
Grabbing a snack or a cup of coffee with a co-worker is a great way to build those working relationships, but the kitchen is notorious for hiding germs. The kitchen sink and faucet, countertops, coffeepot and doors to the refrigerator can all be breeding grounds for any number of microbes that are waiting to make you sick.
Pro Tip: Keep sanitizing wipes on hand for easy touch-ups in these high traffic areas.
While we have learned that other surfaces can be worse than the toilet seat, that doesn’t mean that we ignore the obvious. Office restrooms can be home to a wide variety of bacteria and other pathogens. No one ever volunteers for this task on the chore chart, so let the staff at Office Pride come to the rescue. We will always go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction.
The staff at Office Pride would love to help keep you and your employees safer. We serve our customers with honesty, integrity and hard work. Check out Office Pride’s franchise locations or call 888-641-2310 to request a free custom quote for all your cleaning and disinfecting needs.