Commercial Cleaning Tips: Five Ways to Prevent the Flu in Your Workplace

Between 5 and 20 percent of Americans will contract the flu this year according to the U.S. Department of Health. Minimize the spread of disease and protect your employees by following some of our commercial cleaning tips below:

Promote employee hand washing

Habitual hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of illness among employees. Make hand washing easier for your employees by providing automatic hand dryers and bulk foaming hand soap.

Disinfect high touch areas

Areas of your office where that receive a lot of touch (keyboards, door handles, phones), should be disinfected on a regular basis.

Deep restroom cleaning

If you saw our last post on clean restroom tips, you already know that restroom hygiene is essential to your company’s reputation. It’s also essential to employee health. Your restrooms should receive extra care during flu season.

Use entrance mats

Entrance mats are an effective way to trap harmful germs from entering your workplace, but soiled mats can also be a breeding ground for harmful microbes and bacteria. Make sure to keep them clean throughout the day.

Keep your floors tidy

A dirty floor can contain more than two million bacteria per square inch. To reduce bacteria throughout your workplace, use tools specifically designed to reduce and prevent cross contamination.