During the flu season an office, like a classroom, can be one of the worst places to be. People often work in close quarters and shared workspaces and equipment like photocopiers and keyboards can harbour the flu virus. In fact, computer keyboards often have five times more germs on them than the average toilet. If you combine that with the fact that around 35% of people who have flu symptoms continue to drag themselves into work, you have conditions ripe for a mini epidemic to rip through your office.
As a business owner, one of the most important things you can do is encourage people who feel like they are coming down with the flu to stay home. You might think that you can’t do without them but consider the amount of time and productivity that could be lost if half of your employees suddenly got sick with the flu.
During flu season, a clean office is a healthier office. The flu virus can survive on hard surfaces for up to 72 hours. A person could be spreading the virus around your office before they even have symptoms of the illness. It’s important to clean computer keyboards and mice, light switches, desktops, door handles, and photocopiers regularly with disinfectant. Wipes work particularly well.
Relying on your employees to keep your office clean and virus free can be a bit haphazard. If you want to cover your bases and reduce the chances that flu will tear through your office like wildfire, you should have it cleaned regularly by a professional cleaning company.
During flu season or any other time of the year, Regency Cleaning Services will help to keep your Calgary home or office sparkling clean and healthier. They’re also at the forefront of the green cleaning movement and use environmentally friendly cleaning products.