If the current global COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we need to be cleaning more often. Germs can live for up to three hours on your hands, which means that you might come in contact with germs more often than you think.
What’s more, in an office space, you might be even spreading them around to other surfaces. Germs are something that we all have to deal with. Fortunately, there are ways we can keep them at bay and stay safer overall.
Here are some of the most surprising places where germs might be lurking in your office building and what you can do to fight back against them.
Places You Might Not Look for Germs
When you think of where germs often hide, chances are your first thought includes doorknobs, elevator buttons, and more. However, some of the most common places where germs like to lurk in the modern office building include:
- Light switches
- Public tables
While many people tend to clean off their computers, they don’t often consider cleaning off their desk itself despite how often their hands come into contact with the surface.
That said, how do you combat this? The solution is to clean often and to use good quality cleaning products to do so. Sanitation wipes are great and a good microfiber cloth that can be used with a range of different cleaning products is also helpful.
When you work in an office where you are working with other people, where people come in and out, or where your office is used for a large portion of the day, you should be wiping down surfaces every couple of hours and if you suspect that there is something dirty on a surface, wipe it immediately.
Cleaning often is the best way to get rid of germs, to make sure that your office space is sanitary, and to make sure that you are not going to be dealing with the ill effects of germs and other nasty bacteria that can linger on surfaces.
Taking the time to find the right cleaning products that are easy to use and effective can make a big difference. Cleaning is a must, making sure you are doing it right is essential.