Overlooked Bacteria Breeding-Grounds in the Workplace

When it comes to cleanliness in the workplace, there are well-known, and ergo well-covered, areas that need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Carpets, the toilets the kitchen… these are all common, high-traffic areas where you can see the dirt and the grime, and therefore they don’t get neglected. In this blog, we want to enlighten you to the overlooked places, the hard to see places, the places where bacteria are left to multiply and grow right under our noses. A professional cleaning service such as Focus Cleaning – contracting predominately in the Manchester and Stockport areas – will remember to clean all of these overlooked places, so you don’t have to.

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• Computer keyboard & Mouse

According to an Independent study, the average office worker spends a staggering 1,700 hours at their computer each year. That is 1,700 hours in almost constant contact with our keyboards and mice. Despite this, they are still one of the most neglected parts of the office clean. When you think about how often we eat, drink, sneeze, cough and breathe germs at our desks and how bacteria from our hands are transferred onto the keyboard and vice versa, you realise how much of a breeding ground these computer accessories actually are. In fact, research suggests that the average keyboard has approximately 200 times more bacteria than a toilet seat. Hire a professional cleaning service to make sure your office equipment stays hygienic and above all else, above rest-room standard!

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• Light switches

Light switches, although ubiquitous to almost every building and every room, are one of the most forgotten features of a building – part of the furniture, as the saying goes. Multiple people will come into contact with this tiny little switch over the course of the week, and bacteria is transferred and allowed to multiply without being disturbed. If left out of the cleaning regime, this can become a potential health risk to employees, who will transfer harmful bacteria from the switch to their desks where they might be eating or drinking. Make sure that cleaning the light switches is part of your office buildings cleaning regime to avoid any unnecessary illness.

• Telephones

Just like the keyboards and mice, office phones are in constant use throughout the day, and if left unattended to (which they often are), can harbour dangerous bacteria. Think about the proximity of mouths and fingers and faces to the handset, especially when there are multiple people using it throughout the day. The importance of cleaning this office accessory is paramount if you want to keep a hygienic communal office!

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Leave the Cleaning to the Experts

Here at Focus Cleaning, our team of cleaning experts have been professionally trained to ensure that even the commonly overlooked areas are kept hygienic and spotless. With a team in place to remember these common areas, you can relax and know that your workspace and your employees are at a significantly reduced risk of illness. If you want to keep your Manchester or Stockport-based workplace shipshape with a comprehensive and detailed cleaning schedule that is tailored specifically to your business’s needs, then please get in touch today for a no-obligation quotation. We look forward to hearing from you!