With many of us finally back in the workplace for the fall and winter, it’s time we get used to (a somewhat normal) cold and flu season. If you’re a business owner or office manager, then it’s an important part of this year’s success in the office to help reduce the possible spread of cold and flu germs. Hiring a commercial cleaning company like 208 Cleaning can be an essential part of that success. We would love to help make that a reality for you and your company. Outside of that, we can also recommend a few day to day things that you can do around the office to help limit the spread of harmful and productivity-reducing germs. 

Start Behind The Scenes

Most people think to start to eliminate germs on high touch traffic areas, but that is only part of the solution. We find it is also helpful to start by looking at your building’s HVAC system and making sure that all filters are up to code, clean, and are up to the task of filtering harmful pollen, germs, and bacteria out of the air that you and your employees breathe. Since many cold and flu and COVID germs are airborne, tackling your HVAC system can be a vitally important piece of the health and safety puzzle this year. Also have your ducts cleaned and flushed and checked for leaks while you’re at it. Money well spent!

Protect The Entrances And Exits

One quick win that you can score in the battle against germs this season is to help reduce the amount of germs that are brought into your building and/or workplace in the first place. Put hand sanitizing stations and facial tissue stations at each entrance and make sure that they are kept well stocked and that the trash can nearby is regularly taken out to prevent overflow. Prevention is key! Stop the germs before they get in by encouraging your employees to sanitize everything as they enter or leave the workplace. 

Set Up Free Mask Dispenser 

It may not be mandatory these days, but it still is a good idea to keep a few masks handy for your employees who may be feeling a cold coming on or who just want to operate with an abundance of caution. Good for them! Help them go above and beyond by providing a few boxes of masks. 

Rearrange Your Workspace If Possible

Since a lot of harmful germs that cause diseases are airborne, you may want to think about rearranging your work area into a configuration that is more socially distanced. Heck, a little privacy and less crowding can also help to bring out creativity and productivity as well. Win win!

Clean High Traffic Areas Regularly

If your workplace has a breakroom, stairs with railings, conference rooms, and other high traffic and high touch areas, you will want to sanitize them each day in order to help reduce the spread of germs. You may even want to sanitize some areas twice a day or more! You can’t really go overboard here. 

Hire Professional Cleaners

That’s right! Hiring a professional commercial cleaning service like ours can greatly reduce the occurrence and spread of harmful germs this cold and flu season. Give us a call and we can start building a quote today. 

In Conclusion

Cold and flu season in the office can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! We can help you to keep your workplace clean as can be with our commercial cleaning expertise. Contact us if you or someone you know may be in need of a residential or commercial cleaning service like ours. We can’t wait to hear from you. Give us a call or email us here. Have fun and stay safe out there!