Hidden bacteria in the office bathroom

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Sharing bathroom or restroom space with your employees is common in offices across the UK. But with a high rate of employee absenteeism, usually from contagious infections and illnesses, it might be time to start considering the sanitation of these toilets. Your office toilets need to be cleaned daily, to remove any bacteria that has built up on the bathroom surfaces. And to prevent this from spreading between your employees. But what are the surfaces that are most likely to harbour germs and dirt. And what type of bacteria can you expect to find in the restroom? Well, here at Cleaning North West, we provide thorough and effective cleaning services for homes, offices and retail spaces across Preston and the North West. As a result, we have produced this guide to hidden bacteria in the office bathroom.

Hidden bacteria in the office bathroom

So, what type of bacteria is your office toilet space hiding? Well, probably a range, including:

  • bacteroidaceae (fecal bacteria)
  • E.coli
  • streptococcus
  • salmonella

You can also find a range of viruses, most commonly the influenza virus.

As you can see, regularly cleaning your office bathroom is essential to remove these harmful microbes that can cause havoc with your employees health, and your company’s productivity. But, which bathroom surfaces are likely to be the worst?

Bathroom surfaces with the most germs

The bathroom surfaces that harbour the most germs and microbes include:

  • The toilet- This one is pretty obvious but the toilet bowl, seat and handle are all hotspots for different types of bacteria.
  • The sink- Again another obvious location for germs and microbes, the sink bowl and taps are great places for bacteria to grow in the moist conditions.
  • The light switch- Not such an obvious choice, the light switch is another place that is frequently touched by those using the bathroom, and as such, viruses like the influenza virus, can linger here waiting for the next person to infect.
  • The bathroom floor- Germs here usually come from peoples shoes, as well as any human waste that misses the toilet!

Thoroughly cleaning every surface in your bathroom on a daily basis is the only way to keep your bathroom clean, and also sanitary. This will make a big difference to the health and well-being of your colleagues. Get in touch with the professionals today, here at Cleaning North West.