Keeping your own home clean and sanitized is tough enough, let alone a busy, high traffic area like a workplace break room or kitchen. In today’s article, we’re going to cover some best practices for keeping these areas clean and sanitized and ready to help your employees stay happy and germ free year round.
It seems simple enough, but without a strict set of rules in and around the breakroom, things can devolve into utter chaos. Put up a sign in an easily viewable area that denotes the rules of the communal area so that everyone is aware of them and that they can follow them daily. An example of a set of rules that will help keep the area clean could go something like this:
If you are in charge of cleaning up the kitchen or have just taken the task upon yourself because you are a fantastic person, then we have some advice. Once you have everything put away and restocked and tidied up, it helps to then sanitize the high-touch areas within the kitchen. High touch areas are places like:
While the pandemic may be officially over, the threat of spreading germs like colds and the flu are very much still around. If you can offer your employees at least the option of wearing a mask, especially if they may be coming down with something, then you can reduce the impact of sickness in and around the office. That is a win-win for everybody!
Make sure that the fridge and other food storage areas used by employees are cleaned out top to bottom on a regular basis. Sometimes weekly will work or twice a month for smaller offices. The important part is to not allow messes or old food to sit and spread germs as they rot.
For The Road
Putting together the perfect breakroom cleaning schedule is no small feat, but with a little preparation you can be ready for anything that comes your way this year. 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!