11 Common Areas in Any Building Where Germs Thrive
Have you ever heard the saying, “what you don’t know can’t hurt you?”
While that may appear true, you should realize that what you don’t know may very well make you sick. As you probably know, there are millions of viruses, bacteria, and allergens around you every day, but you can’t see them. In fact, they’re even entering your body through your mouth and nose right now.
What’s interesting is that you, I, and basically every human being alive accepts this as the truth even though we can’t see what’s going on. Where cleaning your building is concerned, most janitorial companies only give your building the superficial appearance of being clean. Sure, the top of your desk may be neat and shiny. Your trash bins are empty and look almost immaculate. And your restrooms may even look cleaner than your offices. But there are millions of pathogens on these surfaces that will make you sick.
But let me ask you, where would you rather eat your lunch, in your office or restroom? At Non-Core Business Solutions (NCBS) we’ve been around for many decades and know from experience that, if you’re concerned about germs, your restroom would be a better option.
A Dozen Places Where Germs Thrive
If you had a way to measure the number of germs
on the various surfaces in your building, here are 12 most common areas where you would find them in abundant numbers. This list is in no particular order:
- Table tops
- Desk tops
- Water coolers
- TV remotes
- Hand sanitizer dispensers
- Computer mouse
Here’s the Problem with Germicides
The big issue with germicidal products is they mainly kill the targeted strain of the germ. Other germs are not even affected by the chemical at all. Most janitors solve just a small part of the total problem by removing the dust and dirt. Their job is to make your building look and smell clean because that makes you happy. But even the freshest, cleanest buildings are actually infested with millions of disease-causing germs and need sanitizing to make them healthy.
Less Germs Equals Fewer Absences Equals More Learning Equals More Graduations
Would your school or building benefit from using a more effective detergent? Possibly it would. However, your building also needs a thorough sanitizing from top to bottom to remove as many of these disease causing pathogens as practical.
Even with the best technology and most advanced methods, nothing’s going to be perfect. But you can remove most of the germs so only a small percentage remain.
Once you have removed most of the germs, you will notice fewer absences, less frequent sickness, and far greater learning. You will also see increased graduation rates, morale and productivity in your school, office or building.
And that’s why it makes sense to look for a company like Non-Core Business Solutions (NCBS) who specializes in sanitizing, as well as cleaning. A company that knows how to measure the number of germs before cleaning, engage in a specific sanitizing process to remove them, and afterward take another measurement to show you the difference.