Looking at the vast collection of desks, computer screens, and swivel chairs, most would think: ‘How hard can that be to clean?’
Answer: Harder than you think.
Most would assume an office clean is as simple as dusting the desktop, wiping some tables and hoovering the rest, but there’s far more to it.
Nationwide Services goes above and beyond with your office clean every time, getting every nook and cranny most would usually miss. Here are the things you can’t afford to be missing:
Keyboard & Mouse
The most important pieces of hardware you use if you are an office worker, the two work in conjunction, no keyboard / mouse = no computer. We regularly clean our desktops, back up our software and protect it from any malware. But what is keeping away the physical malware, germs?
In an article released by Forbes, it was found that your keyboard generally harbours more than 3 times the number of bacteria than what can be found on a public toilet seat, now imagine tapping your fingers on that all day.
Having a hard time believing that? Try tipping your keyboard upside down and see all the stuff that falls out of it, now that’s in desperate need of a clean.
Equally as bacteria ridden is your phone, both headset and phone pieces can have up to 25,000 germs per square inch. Nationwide cleaning staff use sterile cleaning spray that kills 99.9% of bacteria bringing that 25,000 all the way down.
A handy info-graphic released on the Entrepreneur website helps demonstrate what other areas are of high bacteria contamination. The Keyboard, mouse and Phone headset are all big contenders for being the top germ magnets.
Windows are just one of the basic calls for a generic building as well as an office. The windowsill is too often overlooked to be cleaned and can be left for a while between cleans. Other than fitting to general office etiquette and giving the office a nice front for any visiting clients, it’s also preventing any kind of bacterial growth developing around your frames.
With a high chance of moisture around your windows, it is the perfect environment for mould to grow and if the area is left untreated for too long, you will start to see this develop. Unlike the invisible germs festering on your keyboard and phone, mould has much more of a visual stint on your office and not to mention the numerous health risks of mould spores.
Door Handles & Light switches
Now surely these are given. There is such a high amount of various hands (washed and unwashed) that encounter these. It’s just a simple task of spraying with antibacterial and wiping over with a cloth but how often do you think to do this? Most wouldn’t even think to clean the switches and handles in their own homes never mind their place of work.
If you think these are some places that are getting overlooked in your office, you can contact us and we will give you a free quote on your contract cleaning service and we guarantee we will follow all of the above to ensure the cleanliness of your office.
Likewise, you can have a look around our website at some of the other services we provide.