Nearly 111 million workdays are lost each year to the flu, similar sicknesses, and viruses. This adds up to approximately $7 billion per year in sick days and lost productivity. Viruses, like the flu, can live for up to three days in the workplace. Everyday bacteria are left not killed and grow at an average rate of 31% per day. The average workstations harbors 400 times more germs per square inch than a toilet seat. Respiratory issues can also be triggered by mold or bacteria in your air vents. Keeping air vents, returns and ducts clean will cut down on the bacteria, dust, and dirt that may accumulate over time.
Routine cleaning and disinfecting can cut these numbers dramatically, saving employers time and money.
Below are some things you can do to cut down on the growth and spread of bacteria and viruses in your workplace.
- Routine maintenance cleaning.
- Disinfecting high traffic areas daily to decrease the potential spread of various illnesses that are common in the workplace.
- Keep hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes at your workstation.
- Change air filters and clean air returns frequently.
- Increase vacuuming and cleaning during seasons where sickness is more common.
Amber Weldon, Owner
Double Duty Commercial Cleaning