October is flying by and Halloween is just around the corner. And while we may enjoy spooky decorations around the office during Halloween, there are some spooky visitors that can invade an unclean workspace any time of year.
Check out these three “spooky” things that can take over when you don’t clean your workspace, along with some tips for preventing them:
Mold & Mildew
Mildew can easily accumulate in your workspace, and though it might look like spooky Halloween decor, it isn’t safe. Mildew is the precursor to mold. Mold can cause asthma attacks and flu-like symptoms, making you unhealthy and unproductive.
For quick DIY fixes you can use vinegar, bleach and specialty mold remover products. To prevent mold, make sure you do not leave damp or wet items around and ensure there is a sufficient airflow in the workspace.
The earlier you clean mold, the healthier your space will be. However, calling a professional cleaning service is the best way to clean up mold- and to ensure the health and safety of everyone in your workplace.
You may not be able to see them, but germs are definitely spooky. Germs are everywhere and spread easily, with the potential to cause widespread illness throughout the office.
As we approach cold and flu season, it’s especially important to keep germs away. The last thing you want is the entire office to be out sick because there’s something being passed around at work.
The easiest way to stop the spread of germs is to wash your hands. Another way to prevent the spread of germs is to keep your space clean. Use a disinfectant wipe or spray to clean things like door handles and keyboards that get frequently touched by germy hands. You should do this at least once a week.
Dust Mites and Allergens
Dust mites and allergens can build up easily and quickly in your workspace. Allergens and pollen can settle onto surfaces and set your allergies into a tailspin. Dust mites like to live in soft spaces like carpets, couches or pillows.
Dusting and vacuuming your space at least once a week will help stop these creepy critters from accumulating in your workspace and keep allergies at bay.
This is not an extensive or all inclusive list of every spooky visitor that you could have in your workplace. While the tips we’ve shared about dealing with them are helpful and effective, the best way to ensure your workplace is totally clean and mold, mildew, and dust free.
With BES Cleaning, you can be sure none of these spooky visitors will invade your workspace. Our professional cleaning services are available for office spaces, schools, medical facilities, and more. We also offer carpet and hard floor cleaning.
Take the first step to a clean, productive workplace and call BES Cleaning today. You can reach us online or at (843) 873-6263.