Now that we are officially in the fall season, cold and flu season is right around the corner. Every year, hundreds of people come down with the flu, causing them to miss work and sometimes even landing them in the hospital. Unfortunately, the flu spreads easily, and many people go to work and run errands even when they have symptoms. Even though your building’s visitors may think they are keeping their germs to themselves, they could still be spreading them around your business to your employees and other customers. Arranging thorough, routine cleaning with commercial janitorial services is the best way to make sure your business is ready to combat the germs of flu season.
Choose a Service That Gets All Touchpoints
Touchpoints are the places in a business that many hands touch daily, and they are also places that people overlook when cleaning: doorknobs, faucets, computer mice, light switches, buttons on shared equipment, and phones, for instance. Commercial janitorial services should cover all of these touchpoints to help limit the spread of cold and flu germs. In addition to that, keeping antibacterial wipes handy for your employees to use throughout the day can also help.
Choose a Service That Cleans for Health
Choose a commercial janitorial service that utilizes best practices for limiting germ spread and keeping your workplace healthy. One way they can do this is with color-coded cleaning cloths to limit cross-contamination (so the cloth from the bathroom isn’t used on the desks). Another way is to provide proper training and labeling of all materials, so the cleaning staff knows which products to use on a surface and how long those products need to contact or dwell on a surface to be effective. They should also adhere to industry standards on cleaning practices. If your service doesn’t do this, it is time for a new service.
Encourage Employees to Limit Germ Spread
The best thing that you can do is urge your employees to keep their germs to themselves. Encourage them to stay home when they’re sick. Remind them to wash their hands thoroughly, and post signs about proper handwashing procedure. Provide hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes for employees to use throughout the day. Encourage employees to get their flu shot. Finally, teach employees about sneezing into elbows instead of hands, and other ways they can limit the spread of germs.
Commercial Cleaning Services from A 360 Cleaning
A 360 Cleaning has provided Maryland with top-notch professional cleaning and janitorial services for over 12 years. We don’t cut corners and ensure that every customer is satisfied with their cleaning. Whether you need a glitter spill cleaned up or an entire office building, we are happy to help! We currently serve the following areas: Baltimore, Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Severna Park. To explore how we can help keep your facility clean all year long, give us a call at 410-852-5800 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn.