Germs seem to spread through offices and workplaces like wildfire. With groups of people in tight quarters, and using the same bathrooms and office equipment, it shouldn’t be surprising when employees fall ill. Today, fighting off these common office pathogens is even more important. That’s why many businesses throughout Glendale, AZ, are turning to Wagner Pest Solutions for professional sanitation care. Still, here are a few ways you can continue to stop the spread of germs at work.

4 Ways to Stop Germ Spread at Work

1. Provide PPE & Cleaning Supplies

Your employees want to stay healthy, especially during the winter months. This means they’re more likely to help in any way they can. Providing your teams with sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, tissues, and personal protective equipment will help stop the spread of germs around your office. Encourage all of your teams to use these supplies, especially if they’re sick or have suppressed immune systems. 

2. Improve Air Quality

Many of the common cold and flu germs travel throughout your office in the air. When someone sneezes or coughs, tiny infected droplets attach themselves to air molecules and travel through your ventilation, infecting others along the way. If you want to protect your business from illness, then focus on improving the air quality through green cleaning techniques and an updated HVAC filtration system.

3. Increase Cleaning Schedule

Everyone uses common items around the office, like door handles, elevator buttons, coffee makers, keyboards, and telephones. Even those who are ill will use these items, which means they require frequent cleaning. Some germs can even spread through the carpets, making it essential that you increase your cleaning and vacuuming schedule. Cleaning more often will help stop the spread of germs in your office. 

4. Encourage Sick Days

While no one likes missing work, your business will be more productive if you encourage people to take their sick days when they’re not feeling well. Not only will they stay home and recover more quickly, but they will also decrease the spread of germs at work. You might also include more sick days for your teams to use during the winter months, when illnesses are prevalent. When people can stay home, they can get back to work sooner, and won’t cause more of your workforce to be out with sickness.

Sanitize Your Office

Wagner Pest Solutions now offers professional sanitation services for residents and businesses throughout Glendale, AZ. Our treatments are designed to kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria within the first three minutes. Our business sanitation options include air spray for offices, and electrostatically charged applications for any size of facility. We also offer treatments for termites, spiders, and rodents. Request your service online today, or call us at (623) 466-6752.