Top 10 Dirty Areas In An Office

Top 10 Dirty Areas In An Office

Most companies do what they can to keep their offices clean. However, according to, standard cleaning methods often fail to remove dirt and grime in multiple locations throughout the office environment.

Keep It Clean

The majority of companies are aware that rest rooms are danger zones, so they make sure that they are cleaned thoroughly. However, the bathrooms are not the only dirty areas in an office. In fact, a recent study conducted by Kimberly-Clark Professional used swab tests to determine that the following office locations contained the highest concentrations of dirt.

  1. Break room sink
  2. Microwave door handle
  3. Keyboards
  4. Refrigerator door handle
  5. Water fountain buttons
  6. Vending machine buttons
  7. Computer mice
  8. Desk phones
  9. Coffee pots
  10. Coffee dispensers

Office Cleaning Methods To Implement

Based on the results of this study, there is evidence that many office cleaning protocols appear to be missing the mark. To help improve the cleanliness of the office, and potentially reduce employee downtime, companies can:

  • Make sure that their janitorial services provider uses all of the latest equipment and cleaning processes, including green cleaning solutions, backpack vacuums and microfiber cleaning cloths.
  • Educate employees about staying well in the office. Companies may be able to reduce illnesses by educating their employees with regard to hygiene.
  • Ask sick employees to stay home. Employees who are sick should stay home until they are well.

If your office is in need in need of top notch janitorial services to ensure a cleaner workplace, please contact the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Area Franchise office nearest you.



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