According to Medium.com, we spend 1/3 of our life at work. That’s 90,000 hours over the course of a lifetime.
We also share our workspaces with co-workers, visitors, and clients. We use the same facility, therefore share the common areas, the high-touch surfaces, such as touchscreens, door handles, washrooms, and the kitchen/cafeteria.
Hopefully, we will think twice about this. There has been a lot of lessons from COVID19. One of these is that we are more aware of close contact with others, not sharing things that could pass germs to other people.
We still have a lot to learn about pathogens, and viruses, as we all know. The hard part is that we cannot see them, we assume when we come to work, our workplaces are clean but are they germ (bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa) free?
The existence of germs is not new with this recent outbreak. We all know of times where an outbreak decimated the workforce, due to the flu or cold outbreak. Think of how that made its way around the office. If you think it came strictly from airborne contact or touch, you would be wrong.
We receive calls from business owners asking about our disinfecting and fogging services in the event of someone contracting Coronavirus. This would be a most unfortunate situation, which we are well-equipped to handle. The problem is, this is the wrong mindset.
I used to sell IT services for years, one of the toughest solutions to sell back then was cybersecurity. After all, our human behaviour has many of us thinking “It won’t happen to me/us”. Consider that most burglar alarm systems are sold after a home gets broken into, not before. Most generators and flood insurance policies are purchased after a major hurricane rips through an area — not the sunny days preceding it.
Waiting until an outbreak happens before you thoroughly disinfect the workplace, home, or vehicle will often only be worse. How many others were affected? This is a new time, we need to develop a regular practice to improve our spaces, we should be thinking proactively.
What many don’t realize is that the assumed areas, such as a toilet seat aren’t always the highest source of germs.
The image below compares the difference in the level of microbes between a toilet seat, and the average desk phone, keyboard, or mouse.
You might want to think twice before you use another person’s keyboard.
Our company Disinfect & Fog, not only disinfects your whole space, we disinfect your electronics as well. Using various fogging technologies, we are able to disinfect keyboards, mice, phones, and other electronics without fear of damage, associated with using liquid-based solutions.
Ask us for more info, we are here to make your space safer.