How To Properly Disinfect Frequently Touched Surfaces In The Workplace

How To Properly Disinfect Frequently Touched Surfaces In The Workplace

Commercial Cleaning Advice

Frequently touched surfaces in the workplace can quickly become a hotbed of germs and bacteria, easily passed from one person to another. While some aren’t harmful, others can cause illnesses, increasing employee sickness and less productivity for your business.

Statistics show that, unfortunately, office workspaces can harbour millions of potentially dangerous bacteria. In fact, in one survey, over 60% of desks were found to contain the bacteria Staphylococcus, which can be fatal in its most severe form.

Another worrying statistic revealed that phone receivers are one of the worst offenders when harbouring germs; even more concerning, 1 in 10 office employees admit to never cleaning any of their office equipment.

If you are looking for ways to safeguard your employees against infection and minimise downtime in the office, disinfecting your frequently touched surfaces can be critical in helping you succeed.

Some surfaces, such as light switches, phone receivers, printers, door handles, and computer mice, are often sorely neglected during a daily office cleaning routine. Unfortunately, however, without disinfecting these surfaces regularly, it will be hard to stop germs and bacteria from spreading from person to person.

Disinfecting your work surfaces, what you need to know:

Simply cleaning your work surface isn’t the same as disinfecting it. Disinfection is a far more intense process that works to eliminate germs and bacteria from the surface entirely. While cleaning and sanitising may reduce the number of germs on surfaces, disinfecting aims to kill them altogether.

To disinfect properly, you should clean the surface area first to get rid of residual dirt, dust, or debris. Make sure that the surface is suitable for disinfection, and make sure you have read the label of the product you are using and follow the instructions with care. Take proper safety precautions such as wearing gloves, washing hands thoroughly after use, and taking care not to breathe in disinfectant or let it come into contact with your eyes.

Hiring a reputable office cleaning company to help you disinfect your workspaces can give you the peace of mind that a professional standard will be achieved.

Our office deep cleaning service includes:

  • Full deep clean & sanitation
  • Dust extraction using Hepa filtration
  • Elimination and any harmful particles & germs on workspace surfaces
  • Electrostatic disinfection, a unique method killing 99.999% of all pathogens, bugs, & viruses which, continues to work for a further 28 days after application

The Importance of Regular Disinfection

Keeping your office clean and organised is one thing, but disinfecting at a deep level will ensure that you provide a safe and healthy environment for your team. By making an effort to disinfect frequently touched surfaces regularly, you will likely note many benefits, including lower employee sickness rates, increased morale, and even a reduction in employee turnover.

Taking measures to keep your employees safe and your workspace clean and hygienic is more critical than ever. By minimising the spread of germs and disease, you are not only helping your business but your employees, their families, and the wider community.

Why Choose Alliance for Your Cleaning & Disinfecting Services?

Our experienced, highly trained cleaners are reliable and friendly and take pride in their work. We ensure that we only use the best and safest tried and tested methods proven to be effective. We’ll always choose planet-friendly cleaning materials to minimise our carbon footprint, and your dedicated account manager will ensure that our meticulous service exceeds your expectations in every area.