Offices should be regularly cleaned and maintained, ensuring that employees are happy, healthy and productive. It is also beneficial for leaving a good first impression on business partners, clients and potential customers. Regular carpet cleaning is often the most common task, particularly because it’s the most visible, covers a large space and gets a lot of traffic. However, there are some places that don’t get attention because they are simply forgotten in the cleaning process. This means that there is dirt and germs lying around that is overlooked. Here are some areas that businesses often forget to clean.
Furniture and Upholstery
Whether it’s a couch in the lobby, or a conference room with leather upholstery, office furniture tends to get no attention when cleaning time comes around. Furniture and upholstery may not look dirty, but couches should be cleaned with a disinfecting upholstery fabric spray, and vacuumed to remove debris from the crevices. A thorough cleaning gets rid of germs and residue, as well as dust.
Computer and Keyboard
Studies have revealed that the average desktop has 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat, and keyboards can have significantly high levels of bacteria on them and that shared keyboards can have more bacteria than those used by only one individual. Crumbs, splashes, and spray from coughs and sneezes leave a lot of harmful bacteria on keyboards and computers. Still, most bacteria is transferred from the users’ hands to the computers and keyboards. Cotton swab, dampened with isopropyl alcohol can be used to clean in-between the keys, and a lint-free cloth with your desired cleaner or antibacterial wipes to clean down computers.
Office Desk Telephone
Most office desks have a phone which is touched considerably as calls are made and answered and messages are checked. This tool touches the face and is held daily, promoting the spread of bacteria. If it’s a shared phone, and your work partner has a cold, for example, chances are, you’ll get sick as well. Neglecting to clean the office phone is a big mistake that can lead to undesired sick days and absenteeism.
Cleaning door handles is typically forgotten when disinfecting the workplace. Door handles get significant interaction throughout the workday and are common spots for harmful bacteria to accumulate. Bacteria is deposited on the door handles, which can easily be transferred from person to person. When cleaning the work-space, door handles should be on top of the to-do list, which can reduce the risk of workers becoming ill.
Keeping on top of office cleaning is a task that requires much attention to detail if it’s to be done correctly. Overlooking key areas can have serious health consequences for the entire body of employees. A clean office makes for better working conditions, productivity, and positive employee morale.
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