Why Your Workplace Isn’t as Clean as You Think

Dirty vent

No matter the industry, a clean workplace is a must. A clean and sterile workplace helps employees stay healthy resulting in less sick days and greater productivity. Your workplace may look spick and span to the eye, but have you considered all the places dirt and dust can hide.

Here are just a few places dirt and dust can build up in your workplace:

  • Air Vents
  • Window Coverings
  • Handles and Doorknobs

Air Vents

An infestation of small, unwanted pests and insects can make air vents their new home while dust, pollen and other allergens are common culprits that settle and accumulate in air vents too. If not cleaned thoroughly this can lead to unpleasant odours circulating through your workplace. Dirty air vents also impact the quality of air employees and visitors breathe in and out, even being responsible for those with asthma or allergies becoming unwell.  If not cleaned regularly and thoroughly, further damage like the growth of mould and mildew can occur.

Window Coverings

While blinds, shutters or curtains can look lovely and create privacy, they can also become home to hidden dirt. Window coverings are made from different types of materials, with some materials providing the ideal place for dust mites to hide and breed. Dust mites are not visibly easy to find so regular and thorough washing and cleaning of window coverings is the best way to ensure your workplace is dust mite free.

Handles and Doorknobs

Door knob

Handles and doorknobs throughout the workplace can be touched hundreds of times each day, especially in those areas with high traffic like bathrooms and staff rooms. Handles and doorknobs make an ideal place for germs and bacteria to live and spread. Many employees go to the bathroom on their lunch break, thoroughly wash their hands then eat their lunch. Touching a germ-infested handle or doorknob before eating can result in the spread of viruses. A thorough, regular clean of handles and doorknobs is the best way to keep the spread of germs to a minimum.

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