Office Hot Spots for Germs and Viruses
May 26, 2020
The impact of COVID-19 has forced many of us to work from home, however, there will come a time once this is all over and we are all back at the office resuming our routine. Our nation is making strides fighting off this highly contagious virus, nevertheless, experts still say that this pandemic is sure to have an impact on society for 12-18 months. So once we have reached the light at the end of the tunnel, it will still be pivotal that we take the right cleaning measures. Image One’s office cleaning services can help maintain a healthier working environment and we want to help you do your homework. Let’s take a look at a few of the areas in your office that are coming hotspots for viruses and other harmful germs, and our advice to readers.
Around the Office
We are all itching to get back into our version of normality, which for some is interacting with a large work team under the same roof. However, part of the reason we are all apart right now is that public spaces, like the corporate work setting, are hubs for germs of all kinds. This is due to the increased number of shared surfaces and amenities that can host germs for days at a time. Here is a quick list of some of those hot spots you should be aware as we prepare for the “new normal”:
- Door Handles
- Elevator Buttons
- Printer Buttons
- Kitchen Appliances
- Shared Refrigerator
- Coffee Maker
Regularly cleaning and disinfecting those shared surface areas is a great way to defend your team, however, an important area to maintain is your own work desk. The average American spends just under 43 hours per week working, which could mean about 8 hours a day sitting at the same workstation for five straight days. It’s no wonder that the average desk was found to host over 400 times more germs than the average toilet seat. By properly sanitizing these areas of your personal workspace, you are playing a significant role in mitigating the harmful effects of germs and viruses:
- Personal Coffee Mugs
- Dial Phone
Our Advice to You
With over 30 years of experience in the office cleaning services industry, we can’t say for certain that we have seen a time quite like this. Our team has always known the importance of sanitization and cleaning for health, but now that the negative impact of germs has taken the mainstage, we hope our society takes this as an opportunity to make a positive change. With a majority of our nation still confined to their homes, our most important words of wisdom are to do your research. Take this time to learn about the importance of cleaning for health, how to properly sanitize surfaces, and why a quick spray and wipe technique might not be getting the job done right.
Image One’s office cleaning services are still helping plenty of business owners maintain their properties in the communities that we do business, but we want to continue making a positive impact. Right now practicing social distancing and isolating ourselves may seem like a personal task, but exercising good cleaning habits will help us stay healthy for the long haul.
Are you interested in hiring our office cleaning services to help improve your working environment? Just give us a call at any time!
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