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October 2017 Clean Communications

Articles in the issue:

5 Tips for Fall Cleaning
Toilet Talk


JaniTek’s Five Tips for Fall Cleaning

 

Fall is here and with it comes holiday preparations, turning leaves, cooler temperatures, and more hours in the office. Fall is also a great time for businesses to focus on good quality cleaning. Spring shouldn’t be the only season to focus on the health and appearance of your office. Take a look at these tips from JaniTek to start the Fall Season off on the right foot.

Clean office electronics

The beginning of fall is a good time to clean your office electronics. Dust and wipe down your keyboard, mouse and monitors. If you haven’t cleaned your keyboard in a while, or have never cleaned your keyboard (perish the thought), check out this great guide from the team at How-To-Geek. How to Thoroughly Clean Your Keyboard (Without Breaking Anything) 

Clean high traffic areas

Flu season typically starts in the fall and peaks after the holidays. During this time, nearly 111 million workdays are lost due to the flu. While the best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get a yearly flu vaccine, conducting a deep cleaning of common business areas such as breakrooms, entryways, and other high traffic areas can help stop the spread of viruses and bacteria.

Don’t neglect your floors

Most carpet and hard floor manufacturers recommend at least semi-annual deep cleaning of their products, especially in high traffic area. Fall is the perfect time to get your carpet and VCT floors cleaned. Best to get your carpet or hard floors professionally cleaned before the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

Check your “unloved” areas

As you’re unloading holiday decorations from your company’s storage closet, it’s best to take a look at the areas you usually don’t clean. Do you have a dust problem, dirty vents or extra cobwebs? Review your cleaning plan to see if these problem areas are included, and if not, make sure to contact your JaniTek Account Manager so they can take care of it for you.

Let the sunlight in

Natural sunlight helps boost morale during the gloomier days of fall. Clean windows increase the amount of sunlight let into the office and leads to a happier workforce. In addition, windows are the first thing a customer sees when walking into your business. Routine window cleaning can make all the difference.

With Spring Cleaning over 6 months away, remember these tips to ensure your office stays healthy and clean during the holidays.

If you need assistance cleaning your windows, floors, or “unloved” areas, give our team a call today at (888) 833-7705.


Toilet Talk

 

Ah, the age of technology, where we’ve become accustomed to doing no-so-smart things with our smart phones. Perhaps the most questionable thing we do, however, actually affects our physical health. Not to mention it’s pretty gross. Chances are, you’re like the majority of Americans who enjoy having a distraction while using the restroom. What used to be a job for newspapers and magazines has now been handed over to our smartphones, and it is on there that we scroll, read, and laugh whilst going about our business. But here’s the thing: while in the bathroom, your phone is getting literally covered in germs, bacteria, and you guess it–fecal matter.

Not surprisingly, bathrooms are filled with germs and bacteria, due mostly to the fact that each time you flush a toilet, dirty toilet water sprays around six feet in every direction, covering pretty much every surface in your bathroom. This includes the toilet paper holder, sink, and any other handy-dandy surface you might be resting your phone on while not in use. And though you may wash your hands before leaving the restroom, you’re not washing your phone, which renders the hand sanitizing fairly useless.

After leaving the bathroom with the contaminated phone, you’re likely to touch it while or before eating and/or put it up to your face to talk on it. In the process of doing this, all of the germs, bacteria, and pathogens are being transferred directly into your body, greatly increasing your likelihood of becoming ill.

In short, leave your phone when going to the bathroom. And if you absolutely can’t live without it, be sure to consistently clean your phone after with a microfiber cloth and diluted alcohol solution.

And of course, to keep your facility’s bathroom the cleanest it can be, call JaniTek toll free at (888) 833-7705.

 

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