Professional janitorial services performed correctly can help reduce the number of employees who catch the flu and other germs or bacterial infections that otherwise would occur during this time of the year.
When the kids go back to school, it is a sure sign that the flu season has arrived.
This is because the kids who were separated over the summer are now back together again and can spread the germs that help cause the flu to return.
Of course, kids getting the flu also mean that their parents will catch it as well while spreading it around the office.
It usually starts with one employee and then before you know it half of your staff is out with the flu.
It is during this time of the year where your janitorial services come into play in controlling the germs, bacteria, and viruses that linger around the office.
Benefits of Janitorial Services
There are some advantages of having your office properly cleaned by an experienced, trained professional company.
It is this type of company that can best help your business when it comes to cleaning in the right manner.
Health First: While professional janitorial services are designed to clean the entire office, they should carry with them disinfectants and other germ-killing cleaners that will significantly reduce the chances of exposure. This means that you will need to use the services of a company that has the appropriate disinfectants and use them in the proper manner.
Correct Cleaning Procedures: Another advantage of a professional office cleaning company is that they clean in the right manner which generally speaking is from the top down. This means that they will clean the dust from the tops of the doors, tables, and desks and then clean the areas using the proper cleansers before mopping the floors or vacuuming the carpets and then remove the trash. Cleaning first and sanitizing second will eliminate far more germs and bacteria from surfaces and make for a cleaner indoor environment.
Touch Points: This is where the cleaning services emphasize disinfecting areas where germs are the most likely to spread. This means places where more people will touch the same object such as doorknobs, light switches, water cooler, business machines, telephones, stair rails and the like. Identifying areas where employees congregate for work-related activities and properly cleaning them will result in fewer chances for infections to spread.
Increase Efficiency: One of the main reasons listed by employees for not adhering to a recommended cleaning regimen is not enough time, or they are too tired to do so. Outsourcing your janitorial services to a professional cleaning company ensures that your employees are working in a health-optimized environment where their energy and time is focused on business specific tasks instead of cleaning up the office kitchen, emptying their trash, or ensuring their desktop and computer equipment are professionally sanitized.
Increase Profit: Studies have shown a correlation between employee happiness and productivity. The healthier an employee is the happier they then to be. Green offices have been shown to significantly increase employee wellbeing. This leads to a stronger sense of job satisfaction and improved performance. Put simply, a happy and healthy worker is going to produce more and better results than a similar employee who is constantly ill and dislikes their working environment.
Save Money: While the argument can be made that outsourced green cleaning services are slightly more expensive, cost-wise, than doing the job yourself, or having your employees clean workspaces and common areas; the fact is they probably have the tools, experience, or motivation to ensure an OSHA and EPA compliant healthy workplace. This will lead to excessive sick days which will cost your business money, short and long-term.
Of course, efficient janitorial services alone cannot fully stop the flu from being contagious to your employees.
They will have to exercise a little caution as well by washing and disinfecting their hands, keeping their hands and particularly their fingers away from their noses or eyes and correctly using tissues as well.
Plus, employees who have the flu should take a couple of sick days off so that the chances of infecting the rest of the staff are significantly reduced.
Overall, having the right janitorial services will help your employees stay free of the flu and other, similar infections so that work productivity and employee morale is not adversely affected.
To learn more about how professional cleaning services and janitorial services will benefit your business, contact us today for a free quote!
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