It can seem like a lost cause to try to avoid being infected with a cold or flu during the winter months. Chances are good that there are several people around you work sneezing, coughing and just eager to share the bug that's got them feeling miserable. Even if your co-workers are not the source of possible infection, people come in and out of your office daily who could also bring cold germs with them.
You're probably already aware of preventative measures that you can take to stay well, like washing your hands frequently. But, even more can be done. The practices that your office cleaning service follows when cleaning your facility plays a huge role in decreasing your chances of being bed ridden with the cold or flu. Here are ways a good cleaning service can protect you from the cold and flu this season.
1) Sanitizing high touch surfaces
High touch surfaces are areas that are used frequently by high volumes of people. Examples include:
Germs can stay active on these surfaces and ready to infect you for long periods of time. Touch the elevator button after someone with the flu does and you just increased your chances of getting sick. A janitorial service can help decrease the amount of harmful germs on surfaces like these by properly sanitizing them every cleaning.
2) Keeping Restrooms Clean
Public restrooms. Use one lately? We all know that they can be breeding places for germs and bacteria. Restrooms also have a number of high touch ares such as door handles and faucets. A good nightly cleaning and sanitation of the restroom will promote a healthy work environment and decrease the presences of germs that can make you sick.
3) Maintaining clean breakrooms
There is lots to love about the community break room. There are so many high tough, high germ infected areas in the place were we eat our lunch. From touching the refrigerator to take out your sandwich to pulling out the chair to sit and eat, you can easily touch up to five surfaces that your co-worker with the cold did. A good cleaning service will routinely sanitize the high touch areas like these that you think about readily. In addition they will also sanitize the ones that you don't like the seats of chairs and vending machines.
4) Using high quality cleaning products
Take a peak in your janitorial closet. What products are your cleaning company using to clean with. If you see household chemicals or worse yet, product from the Dollar Store, you should be concerned. These products are not designed to sanitize commercial office spaces. At best, they are only removing surface stains and leaving all types of germs that can make you sick behind. Quality cleaning services invest in professional products that promote health by reducing germs and reducing your chance of illness.
5) Hygienic business practices
While you are in the janitor closet, take a peek at the towels that are used to clean. Are they dirty? Do they smell? Do you see no towels at all? Quality cleaning services maintain hygienic practices that require the use of clean and fresh cloths. Other wise, germs are just are just being spread around....making you sicker. Towels should be washed and disinfected regularly to prevent the spread of illness. Another factor to consider are cross contamination practices. Good cleaning services will have protocols that eliminate cross contamination from various areas of your facility.
The cleaning service that you choose plays a major role in keep you healthy at work. When selecting a company choose wisely based on how the service partners with you in reducing the presence of illness in your business.
About Quality Maintenance & Repair Service, Inc
Quality Maintenance & Repair Service, Inc is a full servicecommercial janitorial company servicing the Jacksonville Florida and surrounding areas. We provide expert, quality and affordable cleaning solutions for large and small properties. In addition to janitorial services we also provide maintenance services such as window washing, carpet cleaning , tile floor care and general building maintenance.
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