Protect Your Offices, Warehouses & Retail Outlets
Germs work 24 hours a day 7 days a week
To do your best at work, you need to be healthy, so the first step in achieving environmental comfort is meeting needs related to health and safety.
The typical office or cubicle may afford you a modicum of privacy, but you're never really alone in there, instead, you're surrounded by billions and billions of germs.
Janitorial staff members are usually responsible for cleaning communal areas, but not an individual's desk, so while you may be distrustful of a communal bathroom, your desk contains about 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.
Restaurants with surfaces that contain more than 700 bacteria per square inch are considered unsanitary, but the typical office worker's hands come in contact with 10 million bacteria a day. If you make a telephone call, about 25,127 microbes per square inch are listening, making the phone the most contaminated item on your desk. Your keyboard and computer mouse also harbor bacteria, and so does your desk itself.
In a study that swiped the desks of different workers, teachers ranked as the germiest profession, while the accountant came in second, the accountant's desk racked up 6,030 bacteria per square inch.
A typical desktop is about 100 times more contaminated than the average kitchen table.
Where do all these bacteria come from ? One culprit is the worker at the next desk or office, customers, visitors, delivery personnel, think of all the things that these people might touch in the course of the day: the microwave as they're warming up chicken soup, fax machine, lift buttons, stair bannister, a chair, a pen, window blinds, lift buttons, telephones, they are all high touch - high risk areas and they all harbor micro-organisms.
Micro-organisms can last for days on surfaces and they like to work in the same conditions as we do, warm and cozy, one single surviving bacterium can easily reproduce into eight million bacteria in a single day that can be transferred from surfaces back to our bodies causing illnesses.
You can't stop Germs from coming into your workplace, but you can kill them and stop their ability to repopulate once they're there, and protect your customers, staff and visitors long term.