In a previous post we talked about the importance of thoroughly cleaning office buildings, particularly personal office spaces. We discussed how personal office accessories like phones and keyboard surfaces can contain more bacteria than office toilet seats. Today we’ll explore the importance of Dallas cleaning services– not only for personal office areas, but communal areas as well, in more than just office buildings.
Let’s start with buttons–a seemingly simple, boring aspect of any building. We push elevator buttons every day, but how often do we think about the bacteria housed on them? A study done by Microban researched the bacteria in offices, banks, hotels, restaurants, airports and found that elevator buttons have forty times more bacteria than public toilets do. Disturbingly, “among the common bacteria likely to be found are E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.” The bacteria listed above are definitely cause for alarm: as we know from listening to the news, some strains of E. Coli can cause serious food poisoning and food contamination; Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of skin infections, respiratory disease and food poisoning; methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics, making it more dangerous and difficult to treat.
Nicholas Moon, PhD, director of technical and regulatory affairs at Microban Europe, stated that “In a busy building, an elevator button can be touched by dozens of different people who will have come into contact with all kinds of bacteria every hour. Even if the buttons are cleaned regularly, the potential for the build-up of bacteria is high.” In view of this fact, it seems imperative for a business (whether it be a restaurant, office building, hotel, airport, etc) to hire Dallas cleaning services for cleaning of every surface, particularly those that are often overlooked. Moon also points that “It is easy to see that in some environments, perhaps especially airports and hotels where there are thousands of people from different places regularly touching lift buttons, that they could be a major potential point for cross-contamination and the spread of disease.” Businesses could do a lot to help protect the health of employees and customers through the simple act of having elevator buttons disinfected as often as possible.
When it comes to bacteria, it’s always better to prepare and prevent. So for thorough, professional commercial Dallas cleaning services, call Bell Janitorial. We use the best cleaning products, and we perform our work discreetly and efficiently.
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