Mitigate Flu & Other Viruses in the Workplace

Although "flu season" doesn't have a specific start date, occurrences of influenza (flu) typically begin to increase starting in October and can last as late as May each year. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever.You will want to do whatever you can to maintain a clean and healthy work environment. You want to protect your employees' health as much as possible to ensure they stay healthy and productive but, how can you do so during flu season? The solution is having a professional cleaning company with health and safety first in mind.

3 Reasons Professional Cleaning for the Flu Helps:

1.The Flu Virus Spreads Easily & Can Survive for Hours

Viruses are thought to pass between people via contact with respiratory droplets that are released through coughing and sneezing. The virus can be spread when:

  • Respiratory droplets travel through the air, landing on others' hands, mouths, and noses
  • A person comes into contact with surfaces contaminated by infected individuals
  • Physical contact with someone who has the flu virus & rubbing the eyes, nose, or mouth.

The Cost of Flu in the Workplace during Flu Season

According to the CDC, "Many employers are unaware of the linkages between health and productivity. While employers understand that investing in human capital improves the company bottom line, they are only beginning to understand the impact health has on worker productivity.
  • In fact, indirect costs of poor health including absenteeism, disability, or reduced work output may be several times higher than direct medical costs
  • Productivity losses related to personal and family health problems cost U.S. employers $1,685 per employee per year, or $225.8 billion annually."

3.Professional Office Cleaning Helps to Minimize Spread of Flu Virus

Many people do not realize what they are exposed to at work. However, having proper cleaning performed by a professional cleaning company during flu season can significantly mitigate illnesses in the workplace. In addition to recommending that employees receive the flu vaccine each year, employers can also have their offices and facilities cleaned to disinfectant standards.

Commercial Cleaning Companies That Sanitize vs Disinfect

There is a key distinction between sanitizing and disinfecting. When disinfecting the workplace, you want a company that is using the most effective approach to comprehensive cleaning. SanServe Janitorial's cleaning specialists are trained to:

  • Clean with health and safety first in mind
  • Use EPA approved cleaning supplies and materials
  • Follow specific techniques and protocols

SanServe Janitorial is a full-service janitorial company that has helped businesses keep their employees stay healthy since 1963. As a commercial cleaning company, we are here to help your organization do the same during the 2020-2021 flu season.


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