Common Spots Missed During Office Cleaning

May 4, 2018
Office Management Tips
Written By:
Nimbus Team

Germs and harmful microbes lurk in every corner of your office, and it is likely that your regular cleaning routine does not get rid of the majority of bacteria and viruses. Regular mopping, sweeping and dusting may clean up areas that are dirty. However, you need to be deliberate to disinfect your workspace thoroughly. Here are some less-known hotspots of germs that you may want to include in periodic cleaning so that productivity rates and employee morale remain high.

The underside of desks

The underside of the desk is one of the dirtiest part of the office

According to a study by the University of Arizona, a regular work desk captures more than 400 times the amount of germs as compared to a toilet seat. This figure shouldn’t come as a shock, given that we bring in contaminants from the outside world and leave our hands on our desks all the time.

The concentration of germs is likely to be higher under tables, since they rarely get wiped clean and are near the floor, making them ideal breeding spots for harmful microorganisms. Here at Nimbus, we utilize powerful, industrial-grade solvents to ensure that cleaning of desks and other office equipment is not only thorough but efficient.

The concentration of germs is likely to be higher under tables, since they rarely get wiped clean and are near the floor, making them ideal breeding spots for harmful microorganisms. Here at Nimbus, we utilize powerful, industrial-grade solvents to ensure that cleaning of desks and other office equipment is not only thorough but efficient.

These include drink dispensers and tap heads. Bacteria that thrive in damp, wet places feed off the manganese content in these fixtures, creating smelly, putrid-tasting black slime. While employee negligence and lousy hygiene could be to blame, a more realistic cause could be cross-contamination of bacteria from unsanitized cloths. Nimbus’ office management solutions color-codes equipment, so that germs from one area do not accidentally spread to another.

Furniture, i.e., upholstery cleaning

Routine vacuuming may be ineffective in entirely sterilising upholstery, since unpleasant odors and deep staining may remain. In fact, a regularly-used piece of furniture can play host to quantities of bacteria similar to that of a toilet seat. Nimbus’ professional cleaning services include periodic disinfecting of commonly-used equipment such as office chairs, sofas, and carpets using state-of-the-art hardware, creating a sterile and hence more productive office.

Lightbulbs (high dusting cleaning)

Dust tends to coagulate around light fixtures, which not only reduces lighting effectiveness by up to 30%, according to the US Department of Energy but also creates a source of undesirable microorganisms. Regular cleaning with a wet cloth is not only insufficient but also dangerous, since liquid may enter the device, causing damage. Additionally, light fixtures are fragile, meaning that accidental damage is highly likely during cleaning. Nimbus recommends high-dusting as a periodic cleaning so you can rest assured that your light fixtures will not only be germ-free but also be in good hands.

These commonly missed spots are but a small fraction of what Nimbus can professionally sterilize when thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting your office. Nimbus combines both highly-trained professionals with Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ), and advanced cleaning hardware such as the Rotowash, resulting in a highly-sterilized workplace for you and your employees, all at extremely competitive rates. Read our client testimonials here and get a free quotation from our website today.

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