How Professional Office Cleaning Prevents Cold and Flu Germs in Las Vegas
Hand-washing can prevent catching the flu, but it doesn’t completely eliminate the chances of getting sick in an office. Surfaces such as microwave buttons, coffee pot handles, copiers, staplers, phones, and other high-traffic areas hold a lot of germs: germs that are ready to pass onto workers and result in lower productivity and increased sick-leave.
Actually, you’d be surprised to learn that even a water fountain button holds more germs than a toilet seat. Toilets are often cleaned but you don’t see water fountain surfaces cleaned as much, if ever. It is this blindness to germ hot spots that helps the flu get spread around an office, and it is this blindness that we hope to cure.
At MC Services, we are well aware of all the surfaces in a shared workspace that may harbor germs. We are also aware of all of the ways which a cleaning crew may spread germs and we do everything we can to minimize the chances of this happening.
We Use Disposable Wipes
Using sponges and rags is only asking germs to cling to such materials, and then to eventually spread over other surfaces. An amateur cleaning company may use cleaning tools over and over on the same job, or across multiple jobs, but that’s something we avoid altogether. At MC Services we prefer disposable wipes that can be thrown away after being used on a surface.
We Share Good Cleaning Habits
Whether your office needs a bimonthly or weekly professional cleaning, it’s still important that employees have an active role in maintaining a healthy work space. We share good cleaning habits with managers and employers that range from daily desk disinfection to hand sanitizer, soap, and tissue recommendations.
If you’re going to have lunch at your desk for example, it’s important to wipe down the surface. Dropping food on any unknown surface and eating it is just a bad idea but it does happen. Sneezing on such surfaces also happens, and the mix just isn’t good or pleasant for that matter.
If a coworker licks their fingers clean after eating and touches a coffee mug, fridge handle, or other surface, you’re definitely not going to want to come into contact with those surfaces. By insuring that everyone is up to date with good cleaning and health habits, your work space will tremendously benefit from it.
One of the most important tips to share with your coworkers is that it’s important to take a sick-day if they experience a fever, stomach pain, or other severe symptoms. There is great respect for someone who powers through their work while under the weather, but not as much can be said for someone who comes to work sneezing and wheezing all over everything. A fever or stomach pain may indicate a serious flu that should definitely not be spread around the office, because sooner or later it’s going to lead to even more coworkers calling in sick.
In the customer service industry, it’s also important to note that customers can sense the energy of an employee. If they are going through sweats and colds during a sale or troubleshooting it can definitely give off the wrong impression of your company.
We Have an In-House Training Program
All of our employees are extensively background-checked as well as interviewed. We only hire the best of the best, and once an employee becomes a part of the team they are trained through our in-house program. This ensures that all of our professional cleaners are on the same page when it comes to cleaning techniques as well as health protocols.
By creating our own training program we can guarantee that our employees work as a team and provide the great and reliable results that Las Vegas has come to know us for. In addition to our training program we also have a well-outlined checklist for cleaning jobs that ensure every surface imaginable is properly sanitized:
- Handles and doorknobs
- Water fountain buttons
- Coffee pot handles
- Staplers, phones, and other tools
- Elevator buttons
- and much more
Our Employees Always Take Sick-Days When Sick
It wouldn’t make much sense to send a sick team member to sanitize surfaces, and that’s why we don’t do it. Whereas smaller cleaning companies may not be able to complete all of their jobs for the day with an employee missing, we definitely can handle it.
At MC Services we prioritize logic and reason beyond everything. If half of our team is sick we will do what it takes and reschedule some of our jobs to make it work, but we will never put your own employees and your workspace into contact with germs. When you hire us, you hire us to eliminate the germs and not bring them in.
With that said, the months of November to March are considered “flu season.” If you want to keep the flu out of your office this upcoming winter it’s important to establish good cleaning and health habits within your office, as well as a scheduled professional cleaning. Give us a call today for a quote or for answers to your questions.