Sanitation In High Traffic Facilities
Infection Control Is Possible
While most reputible business owners do have a regular maintenance plans in place, germs lurk around every public setting you visit. Grocery store carts, counter tops, chairs at the coffee shop, door handles at banks, and public restrooms may be things you don't think about but could potentially cause a challenge. We can't be paranoid about germs less we never venture out, but be educated and take responsibility for your part in keeping infection exposure to a minimum in public places. You can make the decision to be a germ buster. Washing your hands is a great starting place.
Be A Germ-Buster: Wash Your Hands
- Wash, 20 seconds
- Turn off water with a paper towel
A general answer about doing all you can must have a mindset that begins with you are the one to protect yourself from possible contagions in whatever environment you find yourself. Business' hire professionals, cleaning crews, and cleaning products to keep the enviornment clean, free of debris, and hopefully free of germs that may cause infection. It is a dance, for sure on both the business and the patrons part to both do their jobs in making this happen.
In today’s world you need to be concerned about contagions in areas such as day care centers, doctor’s waiting rooms, hospital emergency rooms and yes, health clubs, public restrooms, and grocery stores. It is possible to contract serious staph, flu, and strep infections on a daily basis; so if the public facility does not have wipes to wipe areas and hands, you may want to bring your own. There are many small packaged products out there you can keep in your purse, car or at home in specific areas like the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry areas.
If you are a people watcher, we are sure you have observed people with runny noses/eyes, coughing into their hands and using other really bad hygiene. Just be mindful of others and remember to do what you can where you are. Most business and companies learn that at night they have staff who “touched up” areas but understand they do not have the budget to disinfect all touch points every day, 365 days a year. Grocery stores, doctors offices and health clubs provide disinfecting wipes and provide for everyone’s use which again places responsibility on the user to protect themselves.
As flu season cycles through along with all the other bugs out there, everyone here at Texoma Cleaning encourages you to wipe down everything before and after use in your daily habits and understand where germs hide.
Where do Germs Hide?
A flyer explaining that the bulk of germs are hiding where you least suspect. “The bulk of germs are hiding where you least suspect—playground equipment, the phone receiver, ATMS and elevator buttons.” says Charles Gerba, professor of environmental microbiology at the University of Arizona.
Consider these statistics:
- A person has more bacteria on their body than there are people in the United States
- 229,000 germs per square inch on frequently used faucet handles
- 21,000 germs per square inch on work desks
- 1,500 on each square centimeter of hands
High on the worst hiding places list:
- Work desk
- Kitchen sink is worse than bathroom
- Dishcloth, sponge
- Garbage can
- Bathroom doorknob
- Escalator handrails
- Shopping cart handles
- Picnic tables
- Light switches
- Remote controls
- Bathroom cups
- Pens, pencils and crayons
- Pet cages
Remember, now that summer is over, you may want to consider a full deep clean for your home or business before winter actually begins. Texoma Cleaning is here to make sure you have a home or business that meets your sanitation needs, and will help to keep everyone healthy at home. Remember it begins with you, and when you have specifics to be done we can handle the job. A clean home will protect in so many ways and insure a healthy happy winter indoors in Texas.
If you are a small business, a large corporation or government agency, Texoma Cleaning provides you with expert cleaning services at reasonable price points. Our commercial cleaning services include scheduled office cleaning, contracted building maintenance, floor cleaning, restroom cleaning, exterior cleaning. Additionally, we provide one-time cleaning services under both normal and emergency circumstances for locations such as construction sites and post disaster clean-up.
Call us today at 903-814-8806 and ask about our deep clean services for home, business, and institutions to begin these long winter days indoors.