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How A Professional Office Cleaning Company Prevents The Spread Of Viruses

A professional office cleaning company can play a vital role in controlling the spread of viruses.

Every year people get sick from the flu and other viruses. When people are unable to report to work it causes millions of dollars of lost profits for companies in BC.

How Do Viruses Spread?

WebMd says “Viruses spread from person to person mainly in droplets that fly out when you cough or sneeze. These tiny drops from a sick person go through the air and land on the mouths or noses of others nearby.

Germs are also passed along when you touch mucus droplets from someone else on a surface like a desk and then touch your own eyes, mouth, or nose before you get a chance to wash your hands. Viruses like the flu can live 24 hours or longer on plastic and metal surfaces like cafeteria tables, doorknobs, and cups.”

Unfortunately, the flu virus isn’t the only virus that can spread easily.

The Spread Of Diseases In An Office Environment Is Worse Than You May Think

The BMC Infectious Diseases Journal published a study in 2006 saying “The most common nosocomial pathogens may survive or persist on surfaces for months and can thereby be a continuous source of transmission if no regular preventive surface disinfection is performed.”

This study was done in a hospital environment and shows the long-lasting power of severe, even deadly viruses. Shari Solomon, president of CleanHealth Environmental LLC, Silver Spring, Maryland says “Over the past few years, a number of infections that we always considered hospital-acquired infections, such as MRSA and C.diff (a bacterium that causes diarrhea and colitis), have become community-acquired infections, as well,”

Not only are superbugs becoming more resistant to antibiotic drugs. Antibiotic-resistant infections are typically spread when people touch a contaminated surface and then touch their mouth, eyes or nose.  This is why handwashing and cleaning of high-touch surfaces is imperative.

Offices Are Prime Locations For The Spread Of Diseases

The possibility of spreading disease is especially high in facilities where people live or work in close proximity to each other.

A growing number of people are choosing not to get vaccinated and showing up at work or school when they are sick.  This increases the risk of spreading the illness exponentially.

Professional Office Cleaning Solutions

Manual disinfecting methods have their limitations.  Commercial office cleaning company workers who are trying to conform to a schedule may miss contaminated surfaces or skimp on the time spent on cleaning due to scheduling pressures.

Technology Based Solutions For Disinfecting An Office

Innovative technologies combined with training programs on how to use the technology properly can provide safer, better coverage in a shorter period of time than traditional disinfecting methods.  For example:

  • Electrostatics can cover large areas and hard to reach surfaces quickly and efficiently.
  • In hospitals, copper-treated surfaces have been found to reduce a number of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).
  • Chemicals remain on the surface for a much longer time when spraying disinfectants using electrostatics.

Non-Technology Based Solutions To Get Better Office Cleaning

Commercial janitorial services technology offers some great options for getting the best cleaning possible, but quite often what you need is an experienced cleaning professional with the right tools and training. Here are some examples of what to look for in a well-managed commercial cleaning company:

  • Custodial workers should be trained to identify cleaning areas that may not get enough attention in regular daily cleanings.
  • Cleaning hot-spots should get special attention based on a schedule instead of waiting for the dirt to become obvious before someone pays attention to it.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting should be done every day.
  • A more thorough, rigorous deep-cleaning should be scheduled on regular basis.
  • Schedule workloads for janitorial staff so they have enough time to give personal attention to areas based on their judgment.
  • Use “Green Cleaning” products instead of caustic disinfectants for sanitizing and disinfecting in the least toxic way.
  • Avoid bleach based cleaners which can cause irritation and respiratory problems.
  • If there is an outbreak of sickness spreading through the office, get a special “office deep cleaning” done asap! You’ll be surprised how quickly you can stop the spread of an illness.
  • Institute a color-coded system of microfiber to help prevent cross-contamination.

Professional Office Cleaning Company Offers Safer Alternatives

Although it is true that “people get sick all the time” a professional office cleaning company can do a lot to keep your staff and clients safe.

Evergreen Building Maintenance specializes in office cleaning.  We use green cleaning solutions to sanitize and disinfect your office environment.  With over 30 years experience in the commercial cleaning business, we have cleaning crews that have several years of experience.

Using in-class and on-site training protocols, we are constantly training and equipping our cleaning professionals with the latest technologies to give you a safe environment.

Call now for a free, confidential office cleaning and building maintenance quote from a professional office cleaning company:   1-888-559-6870 or 250-999-2796

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Professional Office Cleaning Company Improves Profits

A professional office cleaning company can help your staff be healthy, happy and successful.

No one likes working in a dirty, smelly environment. If your office environment is not clean people will feel stressed and success will be a struggle. You could lose good employees to your competition.

If a client sees that your office is dirty, it is an instant turn-off. It’s not the look of a professional, quality company. If you want to present a professional appearance you need a sparkling clean office.

A dirty office is also a source of sickness. Bacteria grows in unclean environments. It is common to see illnesses spreading in unclean offices.

People feel more relaxed in a clean office environment. When an office looks dirty, subconsciously, it causes stress levels to go up. Minor events become irritating and relationships suffer. Poor relationships is a major cause of low productivity for businesses.

Get A Professional Office Cleaning Company To Come In Often

Cleaning is the kind of thing people don’t care about until they notice uncleanliness. Then it becomes a big issue.

An office needs to be cleaned every day or nearly every day. Carpets need to be vacuumed, garbage needs to be taken out, surfaces need to be dusted and disinfected, washrooms need to be cleaned and sanitized, etc.

No matter how dedicated your staff, they are not likely to pitch in and clean the office.

A professional cleaning company can make sure your employees and clients are not turned off by dirt, soil and smell.

“Green” office cleaning companies use environmentally ‘safe’ cleaning techniques and products. Toxic chemical based products can trigger allergic reactions. More gentle, “green” products create a germ-free, safe environment for people with sensitive health issues.

Benefits Of A Professional Office Cleaning Company

  1. Employees require less sick leave because bacteria that causes illnesses is eliminated regularly.
  2. There is less employee absenteeism when the office is sparkling clean all the time.
  3. Visitors will have a positive feeling about your office when it is clean and fresh smelling.
  4. A clean, professional look is strong branding for your business.
  5. Professional janitorial services like surface cleaning, sanitation and disinfecting strategies go a long way toward providing a healthy working environment.
  6. Employee morale improves when the building is nice and clean.
  7. Infection Control through environmental janitorial services like surface cleaning, sanitation, and disinfecting strategies.

Evergreen Building Maintenance Professional Office Cleaning Services

  • Carpet care
  • Hard Surface Floor Care
  • Window Cleaning
  • Construction Clean-up
  • Day Porter Services
  • Computer Room Cleaning
  • Lighting Maintenance
  • Emergency Services
  • General Maintenance
  • Green Cleaning
  • Pressure Washing
  • Recycling Services
  • Washroom Sanitation
  • Painting Services

Evergreen Building Maintenance will give you a clear quote that you can understand. Through 30+ years of commercial cleaning experience, we have learned how to provide a consistent, high standard of professional office cleaning for any kind of company.

You can count on an accurate, competitive quote and dedicated teams to deliver a higher standard of cleanliness in your facility.

Call now for a quote for professional office cleaning company services: 1-855-824-8450 or 250-869-5165.