Cold and Flu Prevention for the Workplace in Granite Bay


Colds and flu can be passed  easily from person to person in the absence of preventative measures. The cold and flu season tends to run from October to April in Granite Bay. When it arrives, workplaces can play host to the transmission of colds and flu between the staff. Easy preventative measures can be taken to reduce the chance of colds spreading.

Here is a simple practical way to prevent the spread of viruses in your workplace.

Keeping the Workplace Clean

People with colds are the most contagious during the first two to three days of contracting the cold. Those with the flu are immediately contagious for five days after being infected. Ensuring that the workplace is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected is a sound basis for building your strategy for prevention. Your Professional Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner can assist with regular and professional upholstery cleaning. This is where bacteria from colds lye dormant, just waiting to be picked up.

Cleaner Workstations

Workstations should be wiped down clean and disinfected.

  • Computers, mice, and phones. Computer keyboards, mice, and telephones are some of the most germ-prone areas in the entire office, outranking toilets for bacteria levels.
  • Desks. De-clutter desk areas, ensuring that desktops are free of old files, memos, or other rarely used objects. Tidy away pens and stationery by using appropriate containers. Use filing cabinets and IN/OUT trays to organize paperwork.
  • Floors. If you’ve been using your floors as a storage space, now is a good time for a thorough cleaning. Use filing cabinets for storage files and stow other items in appropriate containers, shelves, and drawers.

Along with these  solutions, carpets should be kept well vacuumed, ideally by professional cleanings, to reduce dust mites and other contaminates. When it comes to professional carpet and upholstery cleaning services, we are committed to green policies. These policies may include using only natural cleaning products, and reducing general waste during the cleaning process in Granite Bay.

Be sure to ask your Professional Carpet Care Specialist for “Carpet Shield” carpet and fabric protector.

By: Rose 

(916) 226-5466


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