It happens all the time, someone in the office gets sick and then all of a sudden like a chain of dominoes everybody is down with the flu. It happens due to “cross-contamination”. When bacteria travels between people within the workplace environment, usually through interpersonal interaction, using the same communal spaces and equipment, or sharing food or drinks. Cross contamination can become a health threat in any indoor environment where multiple people are working together in close quarters. Particularly during the winter months when the flu and other bugs are going around, cross contamination poses a greater threat. Workplace illness can drastically lower work productivity levels which hurt your business. By keeping a clean, sanitary environment it will keep employees healthy, happy and at their desk – instead of at home. Cross contamination is also often able to flourish in the workplace due to the fact many offices have poor indoor air quality and circulation. This causes bacteria in the air to stand still instead of getting blown out of the office. While this is a more difficult problem to resolve, the easiest way to combat cross-contamination and prevent the workplace from becoming a breeding ground for bacteria is to keep is cleaned and sanitised. Professional cleaning companies known how to conduct proper sanitation to ensure the office is as sanitary as possible. This includes sanitising everyday items such as phones, keyboards and other shared equipment as well as implementing sanitization strategies (for example using automatic air freshener dispensers with bacteria eliminators). And while this may seem like common knowledge, proper sanitization takes experience and training and requires detailed processes and quality control techniques that cleaning professionals excel in. A reputable, quality cleaning company will be aware of what is needed to be done to ensure harmful bacteria is gone and gone for good. They also develop and recommend strategies in which your business can improve and prevent cross contamination in the future. Professional cleaning services not only have the knowledge and training to get the job done right, but they also have the tools necessary to effectively create a healthier workplace and prevent workplace illness from occurring. Improper use of chemicals could make the workplace a less safe and sanitary space which is why some things are best left to the professionals.
When it comes to workplace illness, professional cleaning services are truly your best defence.