The Most Important Surfaces in Your Office To Disinfect

Properly disinfecting can kill harmful germs that remain on surfaces even after a deep clean. Your workspace is no exception! Keeping your office’s surfaces free of germs with disinfectant can lower the risk of spreading disease, especially during this time of year when cold and flu germs are constantly around. 

Here are five of the most important office surfaces to disinfect and the best ways to do so. 

  1. Hard surfaces like desktops, light switches, counters, and floors. From your personal desk space to the communal areas in the office, like meeting rooms, break areas, and kitchens, there are many hard surfaces to keep clean and disinfect regularly. Typically, you can clean most hard surfaces with soap and water or products designed for those specific areas. However, you’ll want to disinfect them to ensure they’re truly germ-free. You can do this by wiping down the surfaces and using a disinfectant spray or wipes to clear away any bacteria on the surface.
  2. Soft surfaces like carpeting, window treatments, and furniture. Whenever possible, launder delicate items like window treatments. For those harder-to-clean items, such as carpets and furniture, use systems designed to clean them, like a carpet shampooer or warm water and soap. Once the soft surface has been cleaned and cleared of dirt and debris, spray those surfaces with a disinfectant designed for fabrics to kill any residual germs. 
  3. Office electronics. No office is complete without various electronic devices. From laptops and desktop computers to tablets, touch screen devices, keyboards, remotes, and beyond, there are a multitude of devices that need to be cleaned and disinfected just as much — if not more — than the other surfaces in your office. When cleaning electronics, make sure you read labels and use products designed to clean the items safely. After a standard wipe-down, use a disinfectant that can remove germs without damaging the device. 
  4. Doorknobs and drawer handles. When cleaning an office, some of the most commonly neglected surfaces are door knobs, light switches, drawer handles, and other small but widely touched surfaces. Disinfecting these surfaces is crucial to maintaining a germ-free environment, as they can be a major hotspot for bacteria to thrive. Wipe these surfaces down when they become dirty, but make a habit of spraying them with an appropriate disinfectant daily to prevent the spread of germs from one person to another. 
  5. Bathroom surfaces, including sinks and toilets. Don’t forget bathroom surfaces, which can harbor the most dirt and bacteria! The janitorial service in your office building should take care of the cleaning portion. Still, it’s always a good idea to keep disinfectant sprays and wipes ready to ensure proper cleaning in your office bathroom, especially if it’s a shared public space.  

Make Sure Your Office Surfaces Get Disinfected

Remember, cleaning surfaces before sanitizing or disinfecting them is essential. When you clean first, it makes it easier for the disinfectant to do its job. For the best results, trust a professional office cleaning company to disinfect and clean your space. 

At Office Express Janitorial Services, Inc., we offer top-notch cleaning at a fair price, with standards set in best practices and procedures established by OSHA. Looking for the best janitorial services for your office? Contact Office Express Janitorial Services, Inc. today.

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