While your staff are probably aware that they need to keep food preparation area in your office kitchen free of microbes that could harm their health, they may not have thought about the germs that could be on the kitchen floor.
Although hygiene may not be uppermost on your employees’ mind in the workplace, a surprising number of sick days are due to puking, diarrhea and food poisoning, which could have been picked up in the office kitchen.
However, its a big challenge to protect food from bacteria and contaminants, especially when you think that there is a whole surface which tends to be forgotten about while cleaning kitchens – the floor.
Why Floors Can be so Dangerous
As expected, floors accumulate all type of dirt and grime since workers foot traffic will bring contaminants from outside as well as germs from the bathroom, and spillages can lead to all kind stuff ending up underfoot. This is huge problem with tiled floor since bacteria’s can double up very fast in the cracks of the tiles and along their grout lines, and many cleaning methods cannot clean it properly.
It is shown through studies that floors are not the only source of dangerous pathogens, which could affect staff health, but workers have many indirect and direct contacts with those dirty floors each day they come to work. Whether dropping a utensil and using it without washing it, placing an item on the worktop picking it from the floor, staff is always at risk because of exposure to these harmful germs.
The problem with the cleaning methods
Even though most workplace clean and mop their kitchen floors on a regular basis, this often stills to eradicate germs and bacteria.
Mopping actually can spread more contaminants because it is dipped into the dirty cleaning solution before put back on the floor. In addition, even when pressure is applied on the mop the embedded bacteria will not be able to be fully removed.
Disinfecting items are also ineffective. Although disinfectants can kill the germs and the bacteria, they cannot remove them, and this means that the dead germs and bacteria will serve as food source for the next generation of bacteria, which will then be able to multiply more quickly and easily.
Whenever chemicals are used to kill bacteria, the risk of developing a resistance to the chemicals increases and even when sanitizing agents are thoroughly applied, few of them will survive in the process.
In addition, even more worryingly, some lethal bacteria such as listeria and e-coli are able to produce biofilms to prevent cleaning solutions from actually contacting them.
Approaching a professional cleaning company to make sure that your floors are both dirt free and contaminant free is the best possible solution. You can be confident that when your office cleaning is in the hands of well-trained professionals, your employees will be safe, protected from the lethal germs while your working environment will remain hygienically clean.
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