With the pandemic seemingly never ending, but people still returning to the office, the importance of disinfecting your office spaces has become more important than ever before. If you work in an office, the chances of your keyboard falling victim to germs at one point or another is high. Whether it’s caused by sneezing coworkers or sticky fingers, you’re bound to get sick if you don’t disinfect regularly. Disinfecting your office is an important task that shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially when you consider the fact that people spend upwards of 8 hours per day there. While it may seem like a daunting task, with these tips you’ll be able to disinfect your office in no time. This way not only will you have a clean and healthy place to work but also minimize any chance for illness or disease. 

Tip 1: One Direction Wipedowns

Wiping down surfaces in one direction without going back to avoid depositing germs on the previously cleaned area is a procedural hygiene technique employed by healthcare professionals. For example, when wiping down counters or doorknobs it’s important not only that you wipe from top-to-bottom but also side-to-side  to avoid missing any spots.

Tip 2: Know the Chemicals You are Using

Common household disinfectants claim to kill 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and even coronaviruses on their label! Be aware that these chemicals can eliminate some organisms but not others, so make sure you follow the instructions carefully for best results. 

Tip 3: Don’t Ignore Your Technology

Make sure you disinfect your monitors, mouses, keyboards and phones. Your technology can be the most germ covered surface in your office because it is used the most often. Your keyboard can have more bacteria than a toilet, so don’t leave it out. 

Tip 4: Hand Washing & Hand Sanitizer

You can post hand washing signs around the office to remind staff that they should clean their hands with soap or use an alcohol-based sanitizer. The type of liquid you’re using for this purpose must have at least 60% alcohol content. Make sure employees do not just rinse their hands, but wash for 20 seconds, at least, with soap and hot water. 

Tip 5: Use Quality Cleaning Products

Remember, if you want to have a clean and healthy work environment for your employees, it’s important to use the highest quality cleaning products. It’s best not only because these will kill any germs, but also so there aren’t harmful effects on humans in the long run.

Tip 6: Hire a Professional Commercial Cleaning Company

Some people might think it’s not worth the expense of hiring a professional cleaning service, but they would be wrong. Every year there are outbreaks and contaminations in offices that can’t be traced back to one person or object – which means you’re at risk too! Keep your staff healthy by using professionals who know what needs to be done, when to do it  and how to make sure it happens safely and effectively..