How Commercial Cleaning Can Reduce Sick Days During Cold and Flu Season

Posted by admin, November 6, 2016 at 3:18 pm

As the holidays approach, so does cold and flu season. As a business owner, it is in your best interests to help your employees stay healthy. Consider holding a free flu shot clinic at your workplace, hanging up hygiene posters, putting hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes at each work station, and utilizing your commercial cleaning service as an ally in keeping your employees healthy.

Understanding Seasonal Illness

One of the major reasons the influenza virus manages to affect so many people in the Fall and Winter is that our proximity to one another increases as we become less inclined to endure the cooler weather. Of course for those of us who work in an office or school, our situation tends to be a bit bleaker. A Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report maintains that people can spread the flu via droplets produced by sneezing and coughing, or by touching surfaces that contain the flu virus. In an office, people are constantly within close proximity to one another, share many of the same office appliances, using the same bathrooms, and are often occupying the same tables or desks. In the height of flu season, such a scenario can be a recipe for disaster. Fortunately, however, the commercial cleaning staff at ServiceMaster PBM can help you prevent the spread of cold and flu viruses.

A Janitorial Service Can Help You Prevent the Spread of Seasonal Illness

Professional Janitorial Service from ServiceMaster PBM provides your business or school with quality cleaning services that go beyond the vacuuming, mopping and dusting, emptying the trash, etc. We also include disinfecting and sanitizing common office and school “touch points,” or surfaces most often subject to human contact. These can include doorknobs, telephones, elevator buttons, stair rails, drinking fountain handles, faucets, desks, common areas and more. Careful to avoid cross contamination, ServiceMaster PBM makes sure that all office equipment, surfaces, and appliances are completely cleared of any lingering viruses or bacteria before the conclusion of each cleaning. With our help, and with the cooperation of your employees or students, everyone who comes through your doors will be confident they can use keyboards, telephones, and other appliances without getting sick.

Of course, you as an employer, needs to make sure that if your employees do get sick, that they stay home and not spread the illness to the entire office or school.

ServiceMaster PBM provides commercial cleaning services to medical facilities, industrial and commercial locations, retail, offices, educational facilities and more throughout Baltimore County, Baltimore City and Harford County. If you’re looking for a commercial cleaning service you can count on 24/7, give us a call today at 410-665-6912 for a free estimate.


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