Even though we do sometimes called a hairpiece a rug, a carpet is not like hair, if you make a mistake or have an accident it won’t grow back. However, if you don’t treat carpet like hair you might end up with a bald hallway.
Food allergies are illnesses that cause an adverse reaction in consumers as a result of a specific ingredient or food. An estimated 6 to 7 million Americans suffer from some kind of food allergy. While the word allergy brings to mind a harmless sneeze or an itch, the truth is that allergic reactions to food can be severe and in some cases, even life-threatening.
Your office space is where you and your fellow employees probably spend a significant part of the day. No one wants to be coughing up a sea of dust and pollen as they work.
It’s almost Springtime and for many that means spring cleaning at home, but you can’t forget about the place where you spend more time at than you do your home; your office. We’ve composed some simple tips for tidying up your office this spring-cleaning season.
Three easy ways to disinfect the most germ infested area in your office starts by uncovering what that space is. It goes by many names; kitchen, break room, coffee room, common room or breakout space, but the one thing it has it common is that it is a shared space for employees to relax, eat and escape from the stresses of their workload and desks. They are the most commonly used spaced in the office by the staff, which means they are most often exposed to germs.
Picture this; you’ve been enduring plastic tarp, dust, loud noises and interruptions around the office for months as a construction team has been doing construction on another wing of your office. The construction team finishes building, collects their equipment and leaves…a mess behind that is! What are you to do? Most construction agreements don’t include a deep “post-construction” clean; they usually just sweep and take their trash when they leave. Sometimes they don’t even do that, but they always leave you with dust, dirt and other debris to handle yourself.
We at Servicemaster of Wake County love our coffee; in fact we call it “productivity juice” because it keeps up productive and pushing through the hardest tasks. Many offices and workplaces, like Servicemaster, offer coffee to their employees with either traditional coffee makers like Mr. Coffee or other brand OR their use single use (pod coffee systems) coffee makers like Nespresso or Keurig. The problem with either coffee maker is that they usually aren’t cleaned as often as they should be and this can lead to build up, mildew and foul tasting coffee.
To clean with green or not to clean with green…that is the question. How would you like to walk into your workplace each day and know it was professionally cleaned and sanitized; yet it didn’t reek of chemicals? It is possible with green products, like Green For™. Green For™ products are exclusively made for Servicemaster Cleaning and Restore businesses. They are free of harmful perfumes and dyes and meet the highest level of certification requirements. These green cleaning products also reduce toxins that are absorbed into our ecosystem. In addition, Green For™ products biodegrade much faster than non-green products…making it Mother Earth friendly from beginning to end.
Dust is that not all fluffy bunnies and fairy wing sparkles. Dust is simply a pretty word for something actually quite disgusting and unclean. In the real world, dust is composed of dead skin cells, bugs, animal dander, fur, hair fibers, dust mites, pollen, and many other particles you probably never want to know are floating in the air or settled in between the keys of your keyboard.
Chewing gum is fun to chew and sometimes even blow bubbles, but when it falls out of your mouth and sticks to something then the fun ends pretty quickly. Getting gum on the couch and our hair was awful enough when we were children and didn’t know better, but now that we are adults its even worse. Unfortunately, gum does fall out and get stuck to things, some of us just weren’t meant to walk and chew gum at the same time.
As we have already reviewed, hiring a commercial cleaning service is not something you want to go into willy-nilly without doing your research. Just as you are selective on who you hire as an employee, as you should be for the company you hire to keep your workplace clean. The cleanliness of your business is vital to the satisfaction of your customers and ultimately your company’s success.
Just because certain things are out of sight doesn’t mean they should be out of mind. There are certain areas of the workplace that often get overlooked or passed over by most commercial cleaning service but with the Servicemaster of Wake County way…these areas never get overlooked.