Germ-Fighting Cleaning Tips For The Office

Maid Cleaning Keyboard At Desk

When you think of the typical places where germs run rampant, what comes to mind? A children’s schoolyard maybe? Or perhaps a hospital or medical clinic. But what about your office?


Sure, the office doesn’t usually spring to mind when thinking about germs, but the office can potentially be one of the “dirtiest” places you spend your time during the day. The best way, by far, to combat these germs is to hire a quality commercial cleaning company like N&A Commercial Cleaning, but there are a few tips that you can do to keep your offices clean and employees healthy:


1. Clean all the coffee mugs


One in five office coffee mugs is tainted with fecal bacteria. And when those mugs aren’t subjected to a lengthy and thorough washing, those bacteria pass from person to person. The easiest fix for this is to bring your own coffee mug to work and wash it thoroughly between each use.


2. Wipe down your desk


There are approximately 21,000 germs per square inch of keyboard, mouse, and office chair. A typical desk can have up to 10 million bacteria. For perspective, that is about 400 times more germs than the average toilet seat. Think about that the next time you decide to bring some food back to the office and work through your lunch break.


Buy some disinfecting wipes and try to wipe down your desk at least a couple times a week, if not daily.


3. Disinfect the phone


By now we should all be aware that phones can get incredibly dirty remarkably fast. But this isn’t just cell phones. Those office phones rarely (if ever) get cleaned! Think about how many people use them. Pressing them up to ears, hair, and breathing all over them as we speak. Do yourself a favor and take those disinfecting wipes from Tip #2 and use one for your phone every once in a while.


4. Printers and copy machines


These office staples are easily one of the best places to swap germs with coworkers. Keep some hand sanitizer nearby or at your desk to reduce the risk of getting sick.


5. Wash hands more often

If you’re serious about avoiding an unexpected illness, be proactive and wash your hands thoroughly and often with soap and warm water for at least 30-seconds.


N&A Commercial Cleaning are aware of these and other office cleaning tips and are dedicated to providing the best service for their customers. From general office cleaning to daily janitorial services, N&A can fit your budget and your needs.