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3 Office Areas You Didn’t Think Were Dirty

Janitor cleaning officeYou just finished your business in the bathroom and as you head towards the door you see a small clump of germs on the doorknob. You then get a paper towel and use it to turn the doorknob and head out, throwing the paper towel in the next trash bin you see, which is also filled with the same clump of germs by the way.

If germs in the workplace were truly visible that way, life would be grand. But they aren’t, and finding the best office cleaners in El Cajon would be your best bet for keeping your office neat and germ-free. There are many places (and things) in the office, however, that are still dirty and don’t get cleaned well-enough because they don’t look dirty.

Office Fridge

A fridge that’s used by many can be a breeding ground for germs. Food drippings, leftover sandwiches, and sour milk can be the start of mold growth. If soup, milk, or any other liquid drips inside a fridge and is not cleaned for days, bacteria will multiply and mix with any new containers you may put in.

Faucet Handles

Researchers analyzed a swab test of different surfaces in an office and found that 75% of office faucet handles had the highest levels of adenosine triphosphate, a molecule that attracts virus and germs.

Work Desks

You lean on it, touch it, and put our elbows on it every day. If it’s a shared desk, that doubles the chances of attracting germs. If work desks are not cleaned daily, they can accumulate more germs than a toilet seat can.

The Solution?

The fridge should be cleaned every two days with water and baking soda. Baking soda not only cleans its surface but eliminates odor as well. Always keep a spray bottle of 70% ethyl alcohol to wipe down desks and keyboards. Ethanol is the active ingredient in most disinfectants that can kill 99% of germs. It doesn’t hurt to be a little more careful when it comes to cleanliness. Do your part starting today.