CLEAN & HYGIENE

Germs are everywhere. Home. Office. In your car. On public transportation.

But in a closed, contained space with many bodies and recycled (often stagnant) air, there’s no better place for germs to flourish than in your office.

On hands. In eyes, noses, hair, and mouths. On clothing and shoes. Add to that, employees regularly eat and drink at their desks, they use the facilities; and they touch every conceivable surface from office equipment to the water cooler. It’s no surprise that germs, bacteria and the like proliferate.

  • Several university research studies indicate that the average desk has 400 times more germs and bacteria than a toilet seat and can carry up to 7,500 bacteria units at any given time.

  • The average keyboard harbors 3,295 germs per square inch, the computer mouse, 1,676 and the phone a staggering 25,127.

  • Viruses such as the flu can linger on unclean surfaces such as work desks or electronic equipment for 24 hours. These numbers dramatically escalate during flu season, during the summer months, during winter months and during the beginning of school season.

  • 60% of absences from work illnesses are contracted from dirty equipment in the office such as e-coli, staph and bacteria. More than 2/3 of office workers are at risk of illness due to dirty desks.

  • According to research studies by prominent US universities and the CDC, 95% of people fail to wash their hands long enough to kill harmful bacteria after using the bathroom.  And 56% of employees say they frequently or occasionally see colleagues leave the restroom without washing up.

  • Researchers also found that only 2 in 3 people use soap, while 1 in 10 skips the sink altogether. Men get much lower marks for hand hygiene than women.

  • According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), people exposed to grime from restrooms can contract illnesses like the common cold, stomach flu, E. coli, hepatitis A, and staphylococcus. If a restroom has not been properly disinfected, millions of germs and bacteria are lurking invisibly on doorknobs, counter tops, sinks, and toilet fixtures. Bacteria lives more than 2 hours on these hard surfaces.

  • According to recent labor statistics, U.S. employees, on average, took 5.2 sick days last year. Further, 1 in 5, under age 45, and nearly half, 46 and older, took 0 sick days. This doesn’t mean employees are healthier. It means these employees are working sick. Deadlines. Overload. Work culture and colleague perception. The reasons for ignoring symptoms in an attempt to “power through“ are numerous.

No time for the grime.

PROFESSIONAL DEEP CLEANING

Professional deep cleaning which includes sanitization and disinfection is a task that shouldn’t be overlooked.

  • Cleaning removes dirt, germs, and impurities. Sanitizing lowers the number of germs to acceptable public health standards.destroying 99% of bacteria within 30 seconds.

  • Disinfecting destroys all living organisms within 10 minutes.

  • 90% of office workers feel more productive in a clean environment.  Employees in a clean working environment are likely to be happier than those in untidy environments, and employees who are happy are likely to get more done.

  • The need for thorough and specialized cleaning is an imperative to reduce the health and safety risks associated with the use of dirty IT and office equipment and establish hygienic parameters.

  • Maintaining a proactive cleaning schedule enhances productivity, staff morale and company image in a cleaner, healthier, more productive work environment; ensures equipment lasts longer and performs better by eliminating malfunctions and overheating from a build-up of dust; saving time and money in the long-run

We know that a clean work-space is essential to employee satisfaction and well-being — workplace germs can contribute to sick days and an overall loss in productivity.

Our team is trained to clean, sanitize and disinfect your office to reduce germs. Our janitorial and commercial services tackle every surface and material to ensure a spotless results.