Clean the Germ Riden Areas in the Office to Avoid Colds and Flu


Recent surveys show that American adults spend more waking hours during the weekdays at the office than any other location — including home. This fact is more than enough of a reason to keep the office sanitized. An estimated annual average of 5 to 20 percent of all Filipinos contract the flu. Office germsInfection is highly spread by hand to hand contact, as well as touching contaminated surfaces. Combined with the fact that the average adult touches their face 18.5 times per hour there is a high risk of contracting an illness causing organism. The use of hand sanitizers is a great way to kill germs that can easily cause illness through this common hand to face activity. Once symptoms of illness become apparent, going to work should be the last thing to come to mind. Being aware of germ riden surfaces allows workers to implement cleaning practices in an effort to prevent the spread of sickness. Disinfectant wipes and disinfectant cleaners  dramatically reduce the spread of germs from these common germ spreading surfaces.

Telephones and Keyboards
Business telephones and keyboards are generally used by multiple employees and therefore have the potential to harbor a multitude of germs. The surface of offices phones and keyboards on average contains 25,000 germs per square inch. They are likely to have more than 200 times more bacteria than a toilet seat. Keep them clean by wiping down handsets, keypads, and keyboards with sanitizing wipes in between users and at the end of the day.

Elevator buttons
Numerous amounts of people use elevator buttons daily. Avoid directly touching hands to any surface of the elevator. Try using an elbow instead. Feel free to use a sanitary wipe if you are feeling neighborly.

Water fountains
Located on public drinking fountains are as many as 2.7 million bacteria per square inch. Instead of risking illness, bring your own water and avoid the water fountain during cold and flu season.

The obvious place for germs is the bathroom. Even when workers attempt to be responsible by washing their hands they are met with a germy door handle. As a solution, use a paper towel to avoid touching any surface in the bathroom. Bathroom cleaners that disinfect surfaces is a highly effective way to combat the spread of germs.