What’s Lurking in Your Workplace? It’s Time for Commercial Spring Cleaning!

What germs are on your microwave handle?When you hear “spring cleaning,” you probably think about rolling up your sleeves and giving your home a deep clean. But your office or other commercial space deserves some spring cleaning love, too.

Commercial spaces are full of hard work, productivity, and creativity, but they are also rife with dust, dander, germs, and bacteria. Every surface of a commercial space can benefit from spring cleaning (and regular cleaning throughout the year!).

Countertops and Desks

Think about the things that cross your work desk, reception desk, and kitchen and break room countertops every day. Hands, food, purses, lunch bags, paper, pens, hair—they all grace the surfaces in your workspace, leaving germs and bacteria behind. You’ll even find dust in the far reaches of your desk or behind the break room coffeemaker.

Floors, Handles, Switches, and Knobs

Whatever germs and bacteria lurk on the bottom of your and your coworkers’ and clients’ shoes is in your carpet. Add dust, dander, and other little nasties at the workplace, and it’s easy to see why you shouldn’t neglect the carpet when spring cleaning the office.

Handles, knobs, switches, keyboards, and phone buttons are also germ hot spots. Give them a thorough scrub when you’re spring cleaning, too.

Refrigerators and Microwaves

Everyone knows how important it is to keep the bathroom cleaned regularly. But many people overlook the break room or kitchen, and it can be just as dirty. In fact, a recent study found that break rooms and kitchens—and sinks and microwave door handles specifically—have more germs than any other surfaces in the office.

Spring cleaning your office surfaces is an important annual task, but you really should be cleaning your workspace on a more regular basis. But you don’t want to make people sick from harsh cleaning chemicals. Instead, choose a commercial-grade, natural all-purpose cleaner that will powerfully clean all of your office surfaces without toxic ingredients. Contact me for to learn more!

Here’s to breathing easy and living life to the fullest!

Gene Wood, Life’s Pure Balance

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