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The role of janitorial services

Commercial cleaning services can help reduce the incidence of workplace illness. No doubt ‘tis the season… Unfortunately, we are talking about the cold and flu season. There are valid scientific arguments as to whether cold and wet weather can make a person sick. However, there is no disputing the fact that once someone comes to work sick, the cold or flu just seems to spread through the whole business place. The holiday season definitely reduces productivity in the workplace, and it only adds insult to injury to have several key personnel sick and home with the flu; all at the same time.

Cross contamination

The single source of this predicament is due to what is called ‘cross contamination.’ There are countless types of bacteria, and many of them can live for hours, even days on the surface of food, equipment, or in the air. This means that healthy employees can come in contact with harmful pathogens before there is any interpersonal interaction with fellow employees. A recent experiment was performed in a third grade classroom. A single student in a class of 35 children was sprayed with a harmless substance that is visible only under a black light. In less than an hour, every single student in the room had been contaminated. In every business environment where people are working in close quarters, you could expect the same rate of cross contamination.

The role of commercial cleaning services

The first sign that you have hired a professional cleaning service is that your workplace is organized, tidy, and eye-catching. However, the most important real role of commercial cleaning services is to help ensure that your buildings and environments are healthy and safe for you and your employees. This may sound overly dramatic, but keep in mind that the average American worker spends roughly 90% of their time in a closed and cross contaminated environment.

The easiest way to battle cross contamination and reduce workplace illness is implementation of professional cleaning practices. Effective professional cleaning reduces the amount of bacteria that people are exposed to on items such as:

  • Keyboards
  • Phones
  • Desks
  • Shared equipment
  • Coffee cups
  • Door handles

All are leading sources of cross contamination. Proper cleaning requires detailed processes, training, and quality control techniques. Make sure that you hire a professional cleaning service that can develop a plan for reducing cross contamination in the workplace.

One of the best professional cleaning services in Charlotte, NC

Every business environment is unique, and that is why Gloria M’s Cleaning Services assess your needs and provide the appropriate service for your commercial enterprise. They offer free consultations in an effort to understand your expectations for your business. Gloria M’s Cleaning Services offers flexibility in the frequency and intensity of office cleanings, including options for “green” cleaning services. Keeping your special considerations and your budget in mind, they provide consistent and dependable commercial cleaning services every week of the year.


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