While not all germs are bad for you, some can compromise your health, especially during cold season. Even if your office or place of business is dusted and cleaned on a regular basis, it’s the small attention to detail that will be missed. This article presents of the most germ-infested items around your place of business that you touch every single day. Delegating or taking responsibility to disinfect these items quickly with disposable disinfecting wipes or a microfiber cloth and disinfecting liquid cleaner will cut these germs at least in half and keep your schedule fully staffed even in the worst immune system seasons
They’ve actually invented doorknobs made of bacteria resistant materials if you want to upgrade to the best. Older doorknobs will be full of bacteria that needs to be cleaned weekly.
Refrigerator, Microwave, and Sink Handles
Your break room will get a lot of hand traffic and any handles should be disinfected regularly. This includes the community refrigerator, the microwave handles and around the sink where hands are constantly dumping and washing out their containers and dishes sloppily. Having adequate hand soap, dish soap, disinfecting wipes, and tools for cleaning around the sink will cut your job in half. If given the supplies, your employees will take the initiative to clean up after themselves.
Drinking fountains have high traffic and should be cleaned regularly, especially those right outside the restroom. Installing an anti-bacterial dispenser might appease germaphobes around the office and give your clients the notion you care about cleanliness, and furthermore, their business with you.
Vending Machine Buttons
You can imagine vending machines have not only fingerprints on the buttons but possible food or saliva remnants and although the vending company probably comes to maintenance the machines, it’s not likely they disinfect the face of the machine. Keeping a list of high traffic items that need disinfecting weekly would benefit your company greatly. This can be one of many tasks you rotate to different employees or asked of your cleaning service.
Toilet Seat and Latch Inside Stall
Toilets account for 295 bacteria per square inch. Bathrooms inside businesses should be checked several times per day and disinfected as much as possible. This is not an area that can be cleaned only weekly and shouldn’t be neglected. Both public and employee restrooms require the same maintenance.
Believe it or not, your cell phone is even dirtier than your toilet! Disinfect your screen often and keep it off and away from your face if possible. Sweat, makeup, saliva and other residues can build up quickly. You may even keep extra screen protectors and swap them out quarterly.
Exchanging money, even if only on your breaks, is like exchanging germ collections. Unfortunately, there is no common practice for keeping money clean. As long as the economy is going as well as it is and money is exchanging hands, there will be dirt. What you can do to minimize the effects these germs can have on you is washing your hands not long after transactions.
Computer keyboards are one of the dirtiest items in the office. If a phone is kept at your desk, that too will need disinfecting. Keeping disposable wipes at your desk is probably the safest way to clean your keyboard and phone. It may also benefit from a spray of the aerosol can to remove any crumbs or particles that have made their way between the keys.