If you work in an office environment, surrounded by work colleagues, the chances are you all share a kettle. While this makes perfect practical sense for the office environment, it is not always the most hygienic option. And in any internal cleaning system, the kettle itself is usually grouped into kitchen cleaning. And surveys have found that this means the kettle is often overlooked in the cleaning routine. So how clean is your office kettle? And is it really that bad to have a dirty kettle? Well, here at Cleaning North West, we are Preston’s leading cleaning professionals. From office cleaning to domestic cleaning, we are the team you can count on, to leave your property clean and sanitary. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the cleanliness of your office kettle.
How clean is your office kettle?
So, do you treat your kettle to a regular cleaning? Or do you leave it for the annual spring clean? Well, if you dont regularly clean your kettle, you could find:
- Office bugs spread very quickly- colds and flu’s are incredibly contagious, as are a range of stomach bugs and bacteria based illnesses such as e-coli and salmonella. In an office where every member of staff prepares or eats their lunch in the office kitchen, any kitchen surface or item can harbour these bugs. And the kettle, used by every member of staff, is highly likely to hold onto some germs, ready to pass onto the next person.
- Its not just the kettle- giving the kettle a thorough clean daily is a great way to reduce the spread of infections and decrease employee absenteeism. But the plug and switch will also need to be regularly cleaned too. Although these might only be used twice a day, they can still be sneezed on, and become the perfect home for germs.
- Its not just the outside- the inside of your kettle can become covered in limescale, and this means the inside of your kettle will also need to be descaled and cleaned regularly too.
So is your office kettle gleaming and shiny, or a little bit stained? And have you checked to see whats going on inside? Well, for professional, thorough office cleaning, get in touch with the team today, here at Cleaning North West.