When we think of a clean workspace, we think of clean restrooms, empty trash cans, clean floors, and dust-free desktops. While we do think a tidy and clean office space is important, there are a few spots in the office which can be a breeding ground for germs and are often ignored. These germs can cause a spread of infections and illness causing a drop in productivity and employee morale.

Here are a few spots that your employees should attempt to regularly clean and disinfect to stop them from harboring harmful germs:

  • Phones

Most phones are teeming with bacteria and germs. They can easily spread infection from one person to another since they’re held close to the mouth. When disinfecting, it is important to disinfect the entire phone and not just the mouthpiece.

  • Keyboards

Keyboards are notorious for being dirtier than toilets. They don’t just end up collecting food crumbs but germs too. The best way to clean a keyboard is to unplug it, tap gently to remove any residual food particles and then wipe using an appropriate cleaner.

  • Desktop

Desktops are breeding grounds for all kinds of germs and pathogens from hands and food, as well as, from documents circulating all over the office. A great way to keep illness at bay is to clean and disinfect desktops at least once a week. 

  • Chair Arms

When cleaning, most people don’t even consider chair arms. But considering the number of times, your hands touch the chair arms, it might be a good idea to clean them when cleaning your desktop.

If your business is suffering from a loss in productivity due to illness, it might be important for you to speak to your employees about keeping their personal workspaces clean and disinfected. This in itself, along with a good hand-washing routine will help keep the spread of infections at bay and will help you raise employee productivity.

At Service Master Elite Cleaning Services the health and wellbeing of your employees and visitors are of utmost importance to us. We strive to achieve the highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene when we service a commercial facility. Contact us today and let us provide your Greater New Orleans business a customized cleaning approach tailored to meet your business’s needs.