Preventing the Flu at the Office

With the weather changing and snow right around the corner, now is the perfect time to hire a commercial office cleaning service to help prevent the flu.

It’s estimated that up to 20% of Americans get the flu, which equals about 70 million missed days of work! This costs businesses anywhere from $3 billion to $12 billion dollars a year. How can you help prevent the flu at your office?

Wash Desks and Common Areas

If you think about everything in your office that gets touched in a single day, it is pretty staggering to think about all the germs that could be passed around! Telephones, water fountain handles, keyboards, desks and microwave door handles are just a few breeding grounds for germs. Your employees shouldn’t have to clean all of this each day and do their job at the same time, however, so hiring a professional office cleaning service will really help to cut down on the flu in your building.

Providing Hand Washing Stations

An office should always have hand sanitizer readily available to prevent the flu. Hand sanitizer should not only be in the bathroom, but it should be in common areas like break rooms as well. It’s also a good idea to provide each of your employees with their own personal hand sanitizer to help prevent the flu.

Offer Flu Shots at Work

Aside from an office cleaning and keeping vigilant on keeping your office as clean as possible, you can also offer your employees flu shots at work. Set up a day where the employees can have a time to get a flu shot. Early prevention will help keep people healthy around the office. But, the best way to keep the flu from spreading is a thorough office cleaning at least once a week.


Foreman Pro Cleaning provides Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington DC, and surrounding areas with professional commercial cleaning services they can trust. With 25 years of professional experience, the Foreman family created this family owned and operated business to provide you with commercial cleaning services that are sure to exceed your expectations. We understand the importance of having a clean and healthy work space, which is why our staff is trained to provide services that are meticulous and pristine.

To get started with Foreman Pro Cleaning, call us today at 888-360-1608, or visit our contact page.

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