Fight The Flu and Other Illnesses With A Clean Office

Did you know that an office phone harbors 25,000 germs per square inch? Now that’s nasty!  When all is said and done, your office space may not be as clean as you think it is. We have a few more tips on cleaning before N&A Commercial Cleaning arrives.


During cold and flu season germs thrive in common areas, especially in offices where people congregate, chat, work, and handle office equipment throughout the day. Even if an employee isn’t showing symptoms today, that doesn’t mean they won’t have a full-blown virus tomorrow. What if they used your phone or your desk for a few minutes? Offices have finite space so there’s a good chance you were exposed. All it takes is one bad bout of flu to shut an office down.


Thankfully, we can control rampant spread of colds and flu by following a few sanitary guidelines.


1. Don’t skimp on the hand washing

The rule of thumb is 30-seconds or longer with warm soapy water. Top it off with some hand sanitizer if available.

2. Avoid touching your face

In an office where everyone is constantly touching things without washing hands in between, it’s easy to contract a flu or cold. Try to never touch your faces unless your hands are clean

3. Regularly wipe surfaces clean

Alcohol wipes or disinfectant wipes are great to have on hand for a quick office clean up. Carry these supplies with you until flu season passes.


Other cleaning suggestions for a sanitary office space:


  • Clean the coffee pot once a day (especially the handle)
  • Vacuum and have carpets cleaned often (especially during winter months)
  • Computer keyboards should be cleaned daily with alcohol wipes
  • Clean out refrigerators
  • Don’t share cell phones without an alcohol cleansing


It doesn’t matter how big or small your company is, maintaining a clean office will make everyone happy. You can always call N&A Commercial Cleaning for all of your cleaning needs. Big, small, and in between jobs are our specialties.  It isn’t clean until N&A Commercial cleans it!