15 Suprising Facts on Why You Need a Cleaning Service

Cleaning your business can be a pain and a task that often gets set aside but if you knew what was really lurking around you’d never leave it to the wayside again! Without proper cleaning your business or office can become a breeding ground for bacteria, germs, dust and more. Consider a professional cleaning service to take care of these problems for you or face the following hard facts:

1. The average office worker’s desk has about 10 million bacteria. This is 100 times more than the typical kitchen table and 400 times more germs than the average toilet seat.

2. Without daily sanitizing, office surfaces’ bacteria count increase 30% every day.

3. There are over 20,000 germs per square inch that live on your keyboard, computer mouse, and office chair.

4. 75% of washroom sink handles can spread various contagious diseases.

5. The air quality in a closed office space can be 500% worse than the air quality outside.

6. 70% of dust particles are made of dead skin cells.

7. Only 1 in every 5 people wash their hands and only 5% wash for more than 15 seconds.

8. 100,000 dust mites can live in 1 square meter of carpet, and each one can produce up to 20 waste droppings a day. 

9. A CDC study shows that only 31% of men and 65% of women wash their hands after using the restroom.

10. Viruses (like the flu) can survive in the workplace for up to 3 days.

11. 64% of people clean their desks once a month or less.

13. 98% of workers are affected by minor or major sickness due to dirty surroundings at some point in their career.

14. Office phones have approximately 25,000 germs per square inch.

15. 67% of Americans eat lunch at their desk and 27% eat breakfast at their desk too, most without cleaning them before or after.

With all those germs it’s hard to imagine not cleaning your business regularly. Keep yourself and your employees happy and healthy with a regular cleaning routine. Remember to keep up on basic tasks regularly like vacuuming, disinfecting, and dusting. Keep surfaces like desks, toilets, counters, and door handles clean. Hiring a professional janitorial service can insure all of these places are properly taken care of without worrying and taking time away from your employees and the tasks that matter most. Kleen Office Environments is experienced and knowledgeable on cleaning a variety of professional settings. We offer a full range of services and come highly recommended by other trusted area businesses. Contact us to learn more about our services here or call 616-889-3720!