Germs in the Workplace

How well do you know about germs? You may know that they are all around us and that they can make you sick, but did you know the workplace is one of the most germ-infested places?

Just because your workplace is clean looking, it doesn’t guarantee a safe and healthy environment. Germs can include cold and flu causing viruses, bacteria, fungus, and other pathogens, all of which can survive for days on surfaces.

Top places for germs to lurk:

  • Door handles
  • Bathroom handles, faucets, toilet seats
  • Light switches
  • Break room surfaces, kitchen handles
  • Cubicle walls
  • Keyboards and telephones

The Center for Disease Control has estimated that 80% of infections are due to contact with other individuals as well as contaminated surfaces. It is no surprise then that having a work environment that is filled with dust, allergens and germs can negatively affect worker productivity. In fact, the flu alone accounts for 200 million work days of decreased productivity a year! Having all areas of a work place cleaned by a certified cleaning company like New England Cleaning Services, Inc. (NECS) ensures that they are cleaned to high quality standards, and also remain a safe and productive environment for each individual.

NECS can assist with regular cleanings for maintenance, and also perform project services like concrete refinishing, pressure washing, and carpet and upholstery cleaning. We provide 24/7 support to best serve our clients in Boston and the surrounding New England areas, and are available for emergencies like water leaks and fire damage. From executive office spaces, production facilities, controlled environments, to medical facilities, our highly trained staff have the advanced skills, equipment, and experience necessary to perform all cleanings in an efficient and effective manner. For a free quote, please contact our Waltham office at (781) 890-2000 today!