The Surprising Places Dirt and Germs Hide in Your Workplace

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The Surprising Places Dirt and Germs Hide in Your Workplace

Office Computer Keyboard Mouse and PhoneWhen it comes to cleaning, it is often assumed vacuuming floors, scrubbing toilets and wiping over surfaces make an area clean, however this is not usually the case. While many businesses go above and beyond to keep their workplace clean and sterile, dirt and germs have a habit of getting into places we don’t always think to clean.

There are important health advantages of ensuring your entire workplace is cleaned thoroughly. Read on to learn the surprising places dirt and germs can hide in your workplace including:

  • Light Switches
  • Phones
  • Buttons
  • Rugs and Mats
  • Vents

Light Switches

Light switches in bathrooms, meeting rooms, workstations and kitchens are turned on and off numerous times through the day. To ensure light switches are free from hidden dirt and germs, they should be wiped over regularly.


Whether your workplace phone is handheld or a headset, wiping them over thoroughly with an antibacterial wipe or cleaner is a must. Handheld phones are placed close to our mouth and headsets to the side of our mouth meaning germs and bacteria can easily be spread.

Office cleaning by South West CleaningButtons

A workplace is filled with buttons that employees touch throughout the day. Printers, photocopiers, remote controls and microwaves are all operated with the touch of a button. To avoid the spread of germs from person to person, they should be cleaned over properly with an antibacterial wipe or cleaner.

Rugs and Mats

CarpetFlooring in a workplace bares the impact of foot traffic each day. When cleaning floors it is not only the main surface itself that should be cleaned. Rugs and mats become home to dust, dirt and debris. Plastic mats should be disinfected regularly while carpeted rugs and mats shampooed, and steam cleaned.


South West Cleaning - Office VentsAir-conditioning vents are fitted into ceilings while air vents are normally placed closer to the floor. Dust, grease, dirt and allergens all accumulate in vents. The result, germs and bacteria can circulate throughout the workplace jeopardising the health and well-being of employees.

South West Cleaning are your professional workplace cleaning company in Bunbury

Locally owned and managed, fully insured and safety conscious, Michael and the team at South West Cleaning pride themselves on providing a professional cleaning services to the Bunbury area. The team of professionals at South West Cleaning have been servicing the Bunbury and surrounds area for over 10 years.

Call Michael on 0412 270 102 today for an obligation FREE quote and enjoy the health advantages of having your workplace professionally cleaned.