Many small offices rely on each employee to clean up after themselves rather than hiring a cleaning crew to keep the place looking its best. While this approach can be easy on the budget, it may actually end up costing you more in the long run as employees take an increasing amount of sick days due the bacteria that is lingering on commonly overlooked surfaces. Think this can't happen in your office? Well, take the time to ask yourself when was the last time you cleaned the surfaces discussed below. If the answer is more than a day or two ago, it is time to consider hiring a commercial cleaning crew like Metro Building Services.
Most office workers will spend a good amount of the day talking on the phone to other employees, clients, and suppliers. During this talk time, it is not uncommon for people to play with their hair, rub their face, or even eat a meal. All of these actions can result in germs being transferred to the phone, or from the phone to the person using it. Combine this with the use of shared telephones and you will end up with a sick day just waiting to happen. The best way to prevent this problem is by wiping down all of the phones in your office at least once a day. Hiring a professional cleaning crew to do the job for you will ensure that this seemingly minor task does not get overlooked throughout the course of your busy day.
Perhaps the only equipment in your office that is used more frequently than the phones is the computers. With most office jobs now relying heavily upon the use of computer technology, many workers will spend the majority of their day at their desk in front of the computer screen. Each time these employees touch their keyboard or click their mouse, they will be transferring bacteria to this equipment. Unfortunately, chances are, very few people think about taking the time to wipe down this equipment with an antibacterial cleaner at the end of each work day. Thankfully, choosing to have a commercial cleaning crew come in after hours will ensure that all of your employees start out each day with a clean workspace.
The Door Frame
If you were to go through your office and actively seek out sources of hidden germs, there is a good chance that you would still overlook this germ haven. This is because people rarely think about their door frame as a potential home for germs. However, the truth is, as people stop by your office throughout the day, they will often lean against the door frame or run their hands across this surface as they pass along a quick message from the doorway. These mindless behaviors can easily result in germs being transferred from one employee to another and can quickly increase the number of sick days that your employees take. The good news is, with the expertise of a commercial cleaning crew, you can be sure that even commonly overlooked surfaces such as this one are being cleaned on a daily basis.