Category: Office Life

Meet the Bacteria in Your Office

The average office is teeming with all kinds of bacteria that are invisible to the naked eye. These bacteria often live in specific spaces: what those of us in the office cleaning industry refer to as germ hotspots. Typically, these hotspots are either high-touch spaces or areas with environmental conditions perfect for bacterial growth. The … Continued

Increase Productivity: How to Organize Your Desk

No matter your field, it pays to have a tidy, organized work space. That’s especially true for office workers and other professionals who spend the bulk of their time behind a desk. But an organized desk doesn’t happen by magic, and it can be easy to put off re-organizing your workstation. So, put aside some … Continued

Commercial Cleaning Solutions to Workplace Bathroom Odors

Nobody likes a smelly bathroom. If your workplace is suffering from bathroom odors, it can have a negative effect on your business. Worker restrooms with foul smells can damage employee morale. For facilities with customer washrooms, a bad bathroom odor can leave a foul impression on visitors, doing damage to your bottom line. At Jan-Pro, … Continued

The 6 Worst Types of Employees for Workplace Hygiene

With over 25 years’ experience in janitorial services under our belts, the team at Jan-Pro has seen our fair share of workplace hygiene issues. Sometimes those issues stem from poor workplace design. Sometimes they’re the result of poor janitorial services. But many times, these issues start with workers who practice poor hygiene. Below, the janitorial … Continued

Office Cleaning Tips for the Break Room Fridge

When it comes to office cleaning, certain areas deserve extra attention. Next to your bathrooms, the break room in your office is the number one magnet for bacteria and other germs. One of the biggest problem areas in the break room is the office fridge. Between crumbs, spills, stains, and that expired yogurt no one … Continued

Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Work

Indoor air quality can go a long way toward making employees feel comfortable, healthy, and productive. Air quality concerns can trigger a number of side effects, including (but not limited to) sneezing, coughing, headaches, and fatigue. In workplaces with poor indoor air quality, employees rarely feel their best, which means they rarely perform their best. … Continued

Email Etiquette Tips for the Modern Office

These days, email is still the dominant form of office communication. While phone calls still have their place and chat apps are becoming increasingly widespread, neither holds a candle to email. In fact, studies have shown that the average office worker spends as much as 25% of their day simply sending, reading, and responding to … Continued