If you work in an office building, you have more than likely experienced a wave of illness pass through your coworkers. Whether it is something as simple as a cold or something more serious like the flu, when an illness hits one person, it tends to spread throughout the office. While some believe that the reason behind this is because of working in such close quarters, the spread of illness tends to come from the surfaces throughout your office. While you may think your office is clean and healthy, a recent infographic released by a company from the UK shine some light on how unclean our offices really are.
Here are some statistics from the infographic:
- An office desk can be over 400 times more dirty than the seat of a toilet
- An office phone can be home to about 25,000 germs per square inch
- An office keyboard can contain up to 70% more bacteria than found on a seat of a toilet
- 10,000 bacteria can be found on your desk surface where your hands sit
- Of the water taps found in offices, up to 75% can be labeled a major risk for illness
- Viruses like the cold and flu can survive on a hard surface for up to 18 hours
- About one quarter of buttons found on office water coolers can be labeled a major risk for illness
So how can you create a healthier and cleaner office space?
- Wash hands regularly
- Work from home when ill
- Avoid eating at your desk
- Trust A 360 Cleaning to clean your office space on a regular basis
At A 360 Cleaning, we specialize in commercial cleaning services for a number of different job sites. We know how important it is to keep a healthy and clean environment, which is why our staff is trained and equipped with the tools and techniques necessary to keep your building sanitary and safe. We also offer daily, weekly, and monthly services to ensure your building is cleaned when it is needed the most.
A 360 Cleaning offers commercial cleaning services for the following areas:
- Anne Arundel County
- Baltimore County
- Baltimore City
- Howard County
- Prince George’s County
Want to get started with A 360 Cleaning? Have any questions about our services? Callus today at 410-852-5800 or visit our contact page! Feel free to inquire about a review for your space at no cost or obligation.
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