With summer just around the corner, and the temperature rising and falling frequently, the conditions are ripe for flu’s and infections to form. These are known as summer flu’s or summer colds, and they could seriously eat into the productivity and motivation of your staff, as well as increasing employee absenteeism. As a result, preventing these from developing, and spreading around your office is a good idea. But how can you prevent summer flu’s in your office? Well, here at Cleaning North West, we are Preston’s leading cleaning professionals. And this is our guide to how you can keep your office hygienic this summer.
Prevent summer flu’s in your office
So, what steps can you take to prevent the spread of summer flu’s around your office? Well, there are several things you can do, including:
- Sanitizing all surfaces- shared surfaces are the perfect breeding ground for viruses lie the cold and flu virus. With so many people touching the same thing, day in day out, these germs combine together to take your employees out of action for up to week. But with regular santization and thorough cleaning of all shared surfaces, you can prevent these germs from infecting a new host, and prevent the spread of infection. The key surfaces include desks and laptops, office telephones, door handles, kitchen surfaces and all toilets.
- Clean the floors- while germs are quite obviously found on solid surfaces, people often forget that they can also be found on floors and in carpets too. Cleaning these regularly is a great way to keep on top of any germs and prevent them from spreading around the office.
- Offer hand sanitizer- prevention is always better than cure. So offering your employees hand sanitizer could be an easy way to help keep your staff happy and healthy through the summer months.
For more information or advice about preventing the spread of flus and viruses, or for professional cleaning, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Cleaning North West.