[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row”][vc_column][vc_column_text]While we all might breathe a collective sigh of relief when flu season is over that does not mean the germs just fade away into the summer sunlight. Unfortunately, germs and illness can still be spread regardless of the season. Here are some of the surprising spots within your office that contain germs.[/vc_column_text][cleanpro_empty_space height=”65″ height_tablet=”30″ height_mobile=”30″][vc_single_image image=”1964″ img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1540865025823{border-radius: 5px !important;}”][cleanpro_empty_space height=”30″ height_tablet=”20″ height_mobile=”20″][vc_column_text]

1. Computer keyboards

[/vc_column_text][cleanpro_empty_space height=”12″ height_tablet=”12″ height_mobile=”12″][vc_column_text]The workplace keyboard can have more than 200 times as many bacteria as a toilet seat. To begin with, it is often touched throughout the day, so wherever those fingers have been, it’s likely the computer keyboard has been there too. It is also the perfect surface for catching sneezes and all the times people cough while sitting at their desk, either into their hands or out in the open.[/vc_column_text][cleanpro_empty_space height=”25″ height_tablet=”25″ height_mobile=”25″][vc_column_text]

It’s no surprise – we eat at our desks, drop all sorts of things on our keyboards and rarely wash our hands before we start using the computer.

Caleigh Jerde

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2. Telephones

[/vc_column_text][cleanpro_empty_space height=”11″ height_tablet=”11″ height_mobile=”11″][vc_column_text]Think of all the different people in a single day who are touching the phone with the hands while their putting their mouth near it as they speak. It was estimated that there are 25,000 germs per square inch that can live on the workplace telephone.[/vc_column_text][cleanpro_empty_space height=”30″ height_tablet=”30″ height_mobile=”30″][vc_column_text]

3. Break Room Sink Faucet Handles

[/vc_column_text][cleanpro_empty_space height=”10″ height_tablet=”15″ height_mobile=”15″][vc_column_text]In a study by Kimberly-Clark Professionals, 75% of break room sink faucet handles were found to be extremely dirty and at high risk for spreading illness, while 91% needed to be cleaned overall. You might have noticed a trend: Most of the dirtiest places in your office are surfaces that are meant to be handled, but that don’t get cleaned very often.[/vc_column_text][cleanpro_empty_space height=”15″ height_tablet=”15″ height_mobile=”15″][vc_column_text]Other seriously dirty germ hotspots in your office are:[/vc_column_text][cleanpro_empty_space height=”32″ height_tablet=”32″ height_mobile=”32″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/12″][vc_column_text]

  • Fridge door handles
  • Water fountain buttons
  • Vending machine buttons

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  • Computer mice
  • Phones
  • Coffee pot handles

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][cleanpro_empty_space height=”10″ height_tablet=”10″ height_mobile=”10″][vc_column_text]Buttons, door knobs, handles, and other places that are touched by lots of people are hubs where germs and contaminants spread. That’s why keeping your office well cleaned is so important![/vc_column_text][cleanpro_empty_space height=”46″ height_tablet=”40″ height_mobile=”40″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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  1. Frenda.org September 9, 2019 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    I have quite a few stainless steel kitchen appliances and have been struggling with cleaning them without making them have streaks all over. I really appreciate your tip about using olive oil to polish the steel after I clean it. I am definitely going to be making sure that I don’t overuse the oil, though, because I do not want to deal with any stickiness.

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