The height of the flu season is upon us, which means avoiding the sniffles and sneezes is on everyone’s mind. Workplaces are, unfortunately, a petri dish of viral transmission due to close quarters and long work hours, and the more people who get sick, the more quickly it spreads. Unfortunately, the flu can be incredibly hard to prevent, but one of the biggest factors is sanitation which can only be fully utilized by hiring a professional cleaning company to ensure that no surface goes left unsanitized.
According to a recent survey, 4 out of 5 American workers will not stay home when sick. While the CDC cautions anyone with flu or flu-like symptoms to stay out of the office, this advice is not always heeded by employees. However, most employees agree that they want coworkers to stay home when sick rather than come into the office and risk exposing others to the flu. The fact of the matter is, it’s impossible to completely contain the flu virus in workplaces. Putting your company’s trust in a professional cleaning service, however, is sure to at least lessen the negative impacts that the flu season will have on businesses year-round.
All employees have the skills and necessary experience to do the jobs they have been given, and that is true for the experts at commercial cleaning services. There is no point in relying on office employees to maintain sanitation expectations when they have their own jobs to do, and commercial cleaning companies offer expert services to businesses. Some of the most important things to keep in mind during flu season, and all year round, are the very services that DBM excels in.
Touch Point Cleaning is the front line of illness prevention and one of the hardest sanitation levels to maintain. We rarely think about the number of communal items we come in contact with during the day: office phones, door handles, light switches, and keyboards are all part of daily use in commercial businesses and all items that are often overlooked when it comes to cleaning. Hiring a professional cleaning service means that companies can rest assured that even the smallest and yet most important communal surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized to lessen the impact they may have on the health of office workers and the transmission of viruses.
Commercial cleaning services also guarantee the upkeep and cleanliness of large surfaces like carpets, which can collect anything from viruses to allergens and can affect the comfort, health, and productivity of employees. Air duct cleaning is also necessary for the safety of the workplace and will not only lessen the transmission of illness but also keep air safe and clean to breathe.
Flu season can pack a punch in commercial spaces and threaten the health of everyone in the building, but it is also essential to keep in mind clean and sanitized spaces throughout the year. DBM’s cleaning professionals have the expertise and ability to keep your commercial business clean and sanitized for the health and safety of all your employees.