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Commercial Cleanings- Flu Prevention!

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Cleanings- Flu Prevention! This time of year is called “flu season.” In the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter months. Protect yourself!

It is no secret that flu season comes around and hits commercial building employees hard. When one individual is down for the count with the flu, the entire business suffers. Studies show that flu related illness could cost businesses approximately $7 billion per year due to the 111 million work days lost due to flue related illness. The financial consequences could be even larger if the ill employee continues to come to work and gets the other employees sick. There are ways to avoid the consequences and prevent flu related illness from entering the work place.

1) Clean and disinfect regularly.

                The flu can be spread merely through a touch of an infected surface. However, the flu virus is easy to kill when using the appropriate products regularly, especially during the flu season.

2) Target high-touch surfaces.

                Objects such as desks, countertops, doorknobs, keyboards, and phones need to be disinfected as least once a day with a disinfectant.

3) Choose the right products.

                No matter which product you use (chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide, ammonium based cleaners) it is important to ensure it is EPA-registered to kill the virus effectively.

4) Use the product correctly.

                Success is achieved when the disinfectants are used properly. It is important to refer to the product label for instructions on cleaning, storage, and hazards.

5) Educate staff on preventative measures.

                If one staff member comes in ill the risk for your other employees increases. Encourage employees to get the seasonal flu vaccine and to avoid coming in when ill. Instruct them to wash their hands regularly.

Do you not have enough time to do a thorough cleaning of your commercial or office building? SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor can do that for you! Our staff are up to date on the most recent cleaning techniques and you will be amazed by the results.

Call today to make an appointment!


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