Cold and Flu Season

It’s that time of year again; the holidays have come to a close, everyone’s back in their typical work routine, and cold and flu season is running strong. While these viruses seem to always hit in full force, keeping your office clean and germ free is an effective way to fight back. ConnClean offers a variety of services to rid your space of bacteria, but be sure to follow these basic steps too.

While agreeably the simplest and easiest way to prevent the spread of germs, hand washing is often an act that is overlooked and undervalued by many. Properly washing your hands (using lukewarm water and thoroughly scrubbing all sides and fingernails) has been proven as the most effective way in preventing the spread of illnesses. To encourage this, be sure to place proper signs in your office’s bathrooms and kitchens, instructing employees how to wash their hands and also to use the paper towel to touch faucets and door handles. Employees should also be encouraged to go wash their hands after anytime they sneeze or cough, before and after touching garbage, after using the restroom and before and after they eat anything.

While every office restroom is usually fully stocked with soap and paper towels, the dispensers may not always be in the most effective area. Studies show that by placing dispensers in an ideal area, usage increases greatly. So, be sure to place them in a visible, convenient spot!

An effective way to improve hand hygiene is by installing touch free dispensers that release the correct amount of soap or paper towels. That way, employees aren’t using too much or too little of the products, and are touching one less thing in their workspace, ultimately eliminating another germ touchpoint.

Between following these steps listed above and using ConnClean to deep clean your office, you’ll be a step ahead in tackling this cold and flu season. Give us a call today at (203) 278-5400 to talk to one of our specialists to see what services will best suit your office!