Maintaining a Clean and Healthy Office through Flu Season

Maintaining a Clean and Healthy Office through Flu Season

January 6th, 2014   •   No Comments   

The flu virus is an easily preventable bug, yet every year the average employee misses a week of work because of the flu. Each year in America business owners as a whole lose around $10 billion because of employees stricken with the flu. Getting a flu shot is a great way to prevent this illness, but the main reason the bug runs rampant in offices is due to cross-contamination of common areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and shared equipment. Maintaining a clean and healthy office through flu season is very important.  A professional janitorial service can keep these areas cleaner and safer, preventing illness and increasing productivity, even in the heart of flu season.

Proper sanitation of common areas is pivotal in preventing the spread of the flu virus. Germs, when left to fester, can quickly infect an entire office with the flu, leading to fevers, muscle aches, headache, cough and severe fatigue. Even after the flu has left your body, your muscles will ache and you will suffer from fatigue, many times for weeks. Stopping the spread of the germs that cause flu will keep your employees working when many other businesses have almost ground to a halt.

Professional cleaning technicians understand the importance of not only cleaning properly but also sanitizing frequently touched items. Doorknobs, faucet handles, refrigerators and microwaves are all surfaces that germs live on yet are frequently overlooked by amateur cleaners. A professional cleaning company will make sure that these germ hotbeds of activity are frequently cleaned and sanitized, preventing the spread of harmful germs and bacteria that lead to illness.

To solve the widespread problem of absenteeism during the flu season, provide free flu vaccines for your employees and use a professional cleaning company to keep your office environment cleaner, safer and healthier. Your bottom line will thank you!

 

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