The 2018 flu season has left everybody feeling weary and paranoid. Though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared that the flu season has finally, finally peaked, it warns that there are still unusually high numbers of flu-related hospitalizations occurring around the nation. This means that we can all breathe a slight sigh of relief, but we cannot become careless in our cleaning habits.
One of the most powerful ways to prevent the pervasive spread of the flu begins in the workplace. Just like schools, offices and other workplaces are hubs of germs and contagious diseases. By taking certain preventive measures, offices can ensure that they do not enable the spread of the flu.
Undergo Regular, Thorough Cleanings
Only regular and comprehensive cleanings can reduce the presence of bacteria in office spaces. The true quantity of germs lingering in offices was proven in a 2014 study in which researchers placed a norovirus-like sample on doorknobs, tabletops, and other surfaces within office spaces. They found that 40-60 percent of office surfaces had been contaminated with the virus within less than 4 hours!
However, regular cleaning of surfaces, especially by a professional team, consistently reduced the spread of the virus by up to 99 percent. This highlights the true importance of hiring a professional commercial cleaning company to give office surfaces a deep-cleaning on a regular basis. The use of wet wipes by office employees isn’t quite enough to kill all lurking germs.
Invest in High-Quality Cleaning Products
It is easy for offices to cut expenses by using low quality bathroom and cleaning products, but doing so will actually lead to higher costs in the future. Without investing in high-quality, sustainable restroom and cleaning products, offices decrease the chances that employees will become sick and need to take days off, in turn reducing their costs for paid sick days and temps.
Hiring a professional commercial cleaning company is the easiest and most efficient way to guarantee an office space receives the disinfecting and cleaning attention that it needs to keep the flu and other illnesses at bay. Royal Building Maintenance is a locally owned and operated commercial cleaning company that provides janitorial cleaning, office cleaning, medical facility cleaning, and so much more. Call (813) 277-9300 now to learn more and request a free quote!