Prepare for Flu Season with a Professional Clean
25 September 2018
It’s official: summer is over and autumn has begun in earnest. We must now trade sunny days for golden leaves and rain – of course, that brings its own charm as well.
Unfortunately, it also means that we’re fast approaching the end of the year – and with it, the dreaded flu season.
For employees, flu season can mean dodging sneezes on the daily commute or topping up on vitamin C for a health boost, but business owners need to take preparation more seriously. That’s because flu season ultimately costs businesses in sick days and decreased overall productivity.
How, then, can businesses prepare themselves for flu season and ensure that their productivity and employees are impacted as little as possible? It’s quite simply, really:a thorough and professional clean.
Why Contract Cleaning?
There are a number of reasons why engaging with a contract cleaning company tops the list:
- Germs are hiding:it’s easy to miss germs hiding in plain sight, as well as those hidden away in the nooks and crannies of the office. Come flu season, they can make the situation much worse.
- Stops the spreading: growing up, we were all taught to cover our mouths and noses when we sneeze to stop germs from infecting others. Keeping on top of the germ population in your workplace actively prevents anyone else from getting sick.
- Keeps employees happy: in the run up to the end of the year, keeping morale up is essential for employees to see out the year productively. Not having to worry about picking anything up from the office (or having to clean themselves) can keep employees happy as we hit flu season.
- Cheaper Than Cure: last year, research showed that flu season costs businesses 7.6 million working days – roughly £1.35billion. Whatever your business’ contribution to that number is, it’s much larger than the cost of a contract cleaning company.
A Happy Ending to the Year
As mentioned above, now is the perfect time to implement regular professional cleaning in the workplace – not only does it cement the practice of having a contract cleaner, it also ensures that the risk of falling ill is minimised for staff well ahead of December’s flu season start.
So, what are you waiting for? Summer is over and it’s time to prepare: you don’t want to be caught with a runny nose this winter.