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Jan 10, 2019

A Clean Workplace Means Healthier Employees


Your team shouldn’t be taking time away from your clients to wipe tables and clean the microwave, but there’s also a lot more to having a clean workplace than just your professional presentation.
Category: General
Posted by: scadmin

It’s easy to view cleanliness in your commercial space as simply an aesthetic problem. Sure, your office could be tidier, but cleaning would take your employees away from more important work. While we absolutely agree your team shouldn’t be taking time away from your clients to wipe tables, there’s a lot more to having a clean workplace than just your professional presentation. Especially over winter and flu season, a dirty commercial space becomes a breeding ground for illness that will incapacitate your staff and stifle productivity.

 

Viruses & Bacteria can survive on both hard and soft surfaces for hours or days. On a hard surface, like desks or door knobs, flu and cold viruses live an average of 2 days. Particularly harty strains have been found to survive for seven days. That means one sick employee can potentially contaminate your entire office for an entire week — plenty of time for your entire team to contract the flu.

 

The Dirtiest Surfaces in your workplace may surprise you! While most people’s minds jump to toilets, the grossest surfaces are actually those that multiple people touch all day long. Door knobs, light switches, whiteboard markers, the coffee maker are all prime locations to spread illness. These are also the exact locations that are most likely to be forgotten when employees do a quick clean up of their own space.

 

Professional Commercial Cleaners who keep your entire Calgary office perfectly sanitized, reduce the need for sick days. Beyond germs, our Calgary cleaners also vanquish dust and common allergens that can make employees feel constantly under the weather with mild congestion and headaches. A weekly — or daily — professional cleaning will prevent the build up of allergens that keep your employees from feeling their best. We’ll also sanitize every nook and cranny to stop the spread of illness, saving your business money.

 

Your employees are one of your business’s biggest investments. Make sure a germy or dirty workplace isn’t damaging their productivity by working with one of the best commercial cleaners in Calgary. Call Strathcona Cleaners today!