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Preventing the Flu at Work Starts with Hiring Commercial Cleaning Professionals

To combat the flu, employers need to take extra steps this year to keep their facilities as germ-free as possible. Often, this involves hiring a professional commercial cleaning service for more thorough cleaning and sanitation.

Germs spread quickly and some of the most used objects in a workplace are the most popular hotspots for germs.
 

Here are some of the most common places the flu is spread:

Restrooms: Toilets have 3,000 bacteria per square inch

Telephones: Phones carry 10x more germs than a toilet seat

Light Switches: High counts of fecal bacteria have been found on switches
 
Faucets and Door Handles: More than half the handles tested, including sinks, doors and microwaves, have high germ counts
 
Coverall’s franchised business owners ‘clean for the unseen,’ meaning your facility may look tidy, but dangerous germs and bacteria are brewing that could cost your company in sales and productivity. Professional commercial cleaning companies kill and remove these unseen bacteria, helping to reduce the risk of illness and infection – while creating an exceptionally clean facility.

In addition to a clean work environment, don’t forget to take preventive action to stop the spread of a cold and/or flu. Wash your hands, consider getting a flu vaccine and stay home from work when you are sick.

If commercial cleaners aren’t already cleaning your space this flu season, it’s time to inquire about the value of a professional commercial cleaning service. For businesses that already have routine cleaning, special services, preventative maintenance and additional sanitizing is something to consider.

Call 1-800-537-3371 to get a quote for commercial cleaning services.