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29. October 2015| by Angela Kirwan

How Professional Office Cleaning Prevents Cold and Flu Germs


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Your office is likely an area where communicable infections, such as the cold and flu are commonly spread. These germs are everywhere in your office and they can be dangerous to your health and your bottom line. If your employees get sick, your production decreases. It is in your best interest to employ professional office cleaning services to help reduce the spread of germs throughout your office.

What professional office cleaning can do for you

Professional office cleaners have much to offer in the way of preventing the spread of disease in your office. Namely, these are people who have a deeper understanding of where and how to clean most effectively. Professional office cleaners can identify the areas of your office that need the most attention. Also, they have knowledge of the best cleaning products and use those products in efficient ways.

Another benefit of employing an outside agency to do your office cleaning, is that it keeps your employees from engaging in those activities. There are two disadvantages to allowing your employees to clean. First, they might not have the proper knowledge and skill to clean the environment. While most people have the basic skills to clean their own home, an office is a different animal altogether. It requires different skills and tools to get the job done correctly. Secondly, if your employee is forced to clean, they will be put in even more direct contact with the germs that cause illness. Such exposure would be ultimately counterproductive.

What you can do to help prevent the spread of germs

While hiring and utilising professional office cleaning is a wise choice, there are steps you can take to help keep your office safe. As a business owner or manager, you should take the time to identify the most dangerous or at-risk areas for germs within your office. Examples might include office equipment such as copy machines or printers, kitchen appliances such as microwaves and refrigerators, door handles, toilets, and conference or meeting rooms. To minimise the everyday spread of germs, your office should consider implementing a policy that advocates for the maintenance of cleanliness standards amongst employees. It is also recommended that you stock basic cleaning and hygienic supplies for all to use. These could include multi-purpose cleansers and wipes and hand sanitiser.

Although hand washing might seem obvious, it is a good idea to keep reminders around the office, especially in high-risk areas. You should also encourage employees to cover their mouths when sneezing or coughing and to tell others when they are not feeling well. Consider also encouraging employees to stay home if they are suffering from a contagious illness. The more mechanisms you have in place, the less likely the spread of disease among co-workers.

Office cleaning is essential for health

It is truly important to maintain a clean office environment for yourself, your employees, your clients, and your customers. You do a disservice to all if you fail to take action against the spread of germs and disease. Basic daily precautions will only go so far. Hiring and utilising a professional office cleaner is the most effective way to keep you and your business healthy. The benefits far outweigh the costs.

Ankars offers professional office cleaning at great rates to businesses throughout Melbourne. Our experienced staff is available to meet your schedule and get the job done right.

If you are a business owner in Melbourne, do yourself a favor and contact Ankars today for your office cleaning needs.

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