The Dirtiest Places in Your Office

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The Dirtiest Places in Your Office

Many of us spend a large part of our lives working in an office. Perhaps because we are so focused on work, few of us consider that this environment is the perfect breeding ground for dirt and germs, especially in the winter months when windows are usually kept firmly closed. Although we all know the importance of good hygiene such as washing our hands after we use the bathroom, some people forget because they are distracted with work. Here are some of the main parts of the office where dirt and germs tend to build up.

The Water Cooler

This is one place where office workers commonly gather to grab a glass of water and share gossip. However, due to the amount of hands touching the cooler on a daily basis, it is easy for germs to breed here. It is a good idea to have the water cooler and any glasses that are left lying around it washed regularly with warm soapy water.

Computer Keyboards


This is potentially the dirtiest place in the office, not only because of dirty fingers touching it, but because food and dust particles can fall in the gaps between the keys. Regularly having the keyboard cleaned with a special brush and liquid designed especially for computers can help tackle this dirty problem.

Refrigerator Handle

Practically everyone in the office opens the refrigerator at some point during the day, but few people think about cleaning it. If you regularly use the refrigerator from time to time, it is a good idea to focus on this as an area to keep clean and hygienic. Uneaten food also tends to be left in the refrigerator and can breed germs, so it is also a good idea to have a system where the inside of the refrigerator is regularly cleaned and any unclaimed food is thrown away, especially if it has already gone bad.

Desk Phones

desk phones

Office telephones tend to receive a lot of use and can become dirty, especially if they are used by people who have a cold. Have you ever seen someone cough or sneeze into an office telephone and then simply replace the receiver? It is time to disinfect the telephone handset with disinfectant before the germs can spread.

Bathroom Door Handle

This may seem obvious, but a lot of people tend to overlook this major germ zone. Although you yourself may wash your hands after using the bathroom, you can pick up germs again as soon as you put your hand on the door handle, which is particularly unpleasant if you are about to go on your lunch break.

The problem with dirt and germs is that they are often difficult to spot and may go completely unnoticed. Although the office may appear to be clean on first glance, it could actually be extremely dirty, even causing employees to become ill. Therefore, it is important to hire a good quality office cleaning company who will be able to take care of cleaning the office so that dirt and germs become a thing of the past.

That’s where JMS Cleaning Services come in. We have over 10 years of experience when it comes to providing flexible and high quality cleaning contracts for offices throughout Middlewich, Chester, Manchester and the wider North West region. get in touch today to find out about how our services can meet your office cleaning needs.

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