Winter is coming! Four tips for maintaining a clean and flu-free workplace

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Winter is coming! Four tips for maintaining a clean and flu-free workplace

Long nights and snow aren’t the only things that winter is bringing along. Cold and flu bugs will be making their way into your workplace. The best way to keep your employees healthy and productive this holiday season, is by following these 5 simple tips:

1. Provide ample access to tissues and hand sanitizer.

using-hand-sanitizerA little hand sanitizer can go a long way to preventing the spread of bugs in your office. It’s also important to remember to clean and sterilize the ‘germiest’ areas in the office including keyboards, phones and door handles. Don’t think your keyboards is that dirty? “A U.K. consumer organization, found in a 2008 study that keyboards can be up to five times dirtier than the average toilet seat.” Would you want to spend your day working on top of your toilet?…probably not.

2. Remind employees to wash their hands regularly.
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Seems like common sense and it is.”Hand washing can reduce the risk of respiratory infections by 16%.” Keeping your employee bathroom clean and fully stocked helps incentivize your employees to wash and dry their hands after each trip to the rest room. Having them wash their hands will also help reduce the amount of germs. “A large percentage of foodborne disease outbreaks are spread by contaminated hands. Appropriate hand washing practices can reduce the risk of foodborne illness and other infections.” Flus and germs aside, the cleanliness of a restroom is also the first impression you’ll make with your clients. A dirty restroom is not how you want to be remembered by your clients.

3. Keep desks and common spaces clean. 

shutterstock_130053209_webA clean desk equals a clean mind! Keeping a neat and tidy work area is more than a productivity booster. Dusting regularly & vacuuming regularly will help improve air quality in your office, reducing the negative impact of being inside all day. It’s also a good idea to keep your HVAC filters clean and consider running an air purifier to further help keep your office environment as clean and comfortable as possible.

4. Hire April Fresh Cleaning!

Why spend all of your time trying to keep your office clean, when you can hire us to take care of all of the above and more for you! We want to ensure that your work environment is suitable for you to carry out your daily tasks, and therefore we will not vacuum while anyone is on the phone or bother anyone working late. Our staff cleans with detail, using lint-free microfiber and surgical cloths along with mops that have an all-natural cleaner. All cloths and mop heads are sanitized after every use (no sitting around developing bacteria and odors). Contact us now for a free no-obligation estimate today!

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