How To Disinfect Your Office

Areas That Need the Most Cleaning

With the birth of a pandemic (aka COVID-19) comes the need to clean all surfaces, regardless if it’s a private residence, an office, or a public place. In the office, you’d think that the most germ-infested site is the toilet, particularly the toilet seats. It turns out, the areas you should be most mindful of are outside the loo.

In a study carried out by the team of University of Arizona microbiologist Dr Charles Gerba, it was found out that the following areas in the office are the most contaminated and need the most cleaning:

  • Telephone
  • Work desk
  • Computer keyboard
  • Microwave door handle
  • Water fountain handle

Why so? Cleaning staff are usually instructed to clean toilets and office kitchens, but not the work areas, especially personal desks.

office staff cleaning work desk

Practical Tips

1. Encourage Good Hygiene Among Employees

Caution is a must. Until things get better, it’s best to commit to social distancing, and avoid large group meetings.

Encourage regular handwashing with soap and water and hand disinfection with alcohol-based hand sanitiser and or anti viral hand sanitiser.

2. Kleen Slate Services recommend Instruct Employees/Cleaners to Disinfect Their Work Areas Regularly

We are advising businesses to conduct an increased frequency of cleaning of frequently touched surfaces and horizontal surfaces on their premises such as, but not limited to:

  • Tables/benchtops
  • Office kitchen appliances
  • Toilets
  • Vanities
  • Handrails
  • Office chairs
  • Door handles
  • Light switches and power points
  • Elevator buttons
  • Computer keyboards and mice
  • Telephones
  • And/or any other frequently touched items/surfaces within your working premise

Carpets should be regularly vacuumed and hard surfaces regularly mopped.

Also try an open-door policy (keep office doors internally open) within your workplace to limit the touch of doors/door handles.

Where possible, try utilizing disposable gloves on common areas that are highly utilized, for example service station (pumping fuel), keypads at banks ATM’s, keypads when paying for items at shops (tap payment where possible) and using shopping trolleys.

3. Partner with a Professional Cleaning Service

To ensure proper cleaning and disinfecting of workspaces, seek the help of a professional office cleaning service. If you’re in the Perth area and in need of COVID 19 cleaning services, reach out to us at Kleen Slate Services. We cater to commercial and floor cleaning, junk and mould removal, and more.

Call us at Kleen Slate Services today for professional coronavirus Disinfectant, Sanitization or even Decontamination cleaning.

Lewis Harriman

Lewis Harriman

Lewis Harriman is an award winning entrepreneur. His business, Kleen Slate Services was named Business of the Year at the 2019 RKCC Mineral Resources Regional Business Awards. Certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration, he provides Methamphetamine property testing and decontamination cleaning, all property restoration services, trauma and crime scene forensic clean-up, as well as range of cleaning services to domestic, commercial and industrial properties. He is a strong advocate for supporting local business, being members of BNI, Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce and Rockingham Business Sundowners.