Commercial Cleaning Secrets: The Germiest Areas in the Office

Posted on June 19, 2017

As America’s choice for commercial cleaning, at JAN-PRO, we know better than anyone that the germiest places in your workplace are often the places you’d least suspect. While most germophobes avoid the office bathroom as much as possible, few realize that the average office is brimming with bacteria and germ hotspots. We’ve asked our commercial cleaning experts about the germiest spots in the modern day office… and some of their answers may surprise you.

The Break Room

You and your colleagues might spend half an hour in the break room each day, but without proper cleaning, germs stick around 24/7. Between spills, dirty dishes, and messy eaters, the break room is often a refuge for bacteria.

Some of the worst areas for germs in your break room are:

  • Faucet/sink
  • Microwave door handles
  • Refrigerator door handles
  • Coffee pots
  • Vending machine buttons

The Bathroom

Okay, no surprise here. Your office bathroom should always be a focus of your commercial cleaning plan. But it’s important to do a total-bathroom clean, one that focuses on the areas where germs are most likely to breed. Those aren’t always the obvious spots. In fact, your office’s toilet seats have a lower bacteria count than many other parts of your office.

The biggest offenders for germs in your office’s bathrooms are:

  • Faucet/sink
  • Door handles
  • Flush handles
  • Towel dispensers
  • Hand dryers

Work Areas

Believe it or not, germs are hiding out in the nooks and crannies of your desktop. In fact, many of the tools we use every day are teeming with bacteria and rarely receive proper disinfection. These are typically high-touch areas with cracks and crannies that germs can hide out in.

Your workspace’s most germ-heavy areas include:

  • Keyboards
  • Phone receivers and keypads
  • Water fountain buttons
  • Fax machine/photocopier buttons
  • Desktops

Germ-proofing with Commercial Cleaning

The number of germy areas in the modern office only serves to underscore the importance of proper commercial cleaning. While most cleaning companies offer the appearance of a clean, healthy, workplace, many cleaners leave behind potentially harmful bacteria, invisible to the naked human eye.

At JAN-PRO, we do commercial cleaning a little bit differently. Our exclusive EnviroShield® system knocks out 99.9999% of germs on any workplace surface, including tough-to-clean spots like keyboards, kitchenette appliances, and – yes – your bathroom’s faucets.

Fight back against germs in your office with JAN-PRO commercial and office cleaning. Call 866-355-1064 today to connect with your local JAN-PRO office