As you’re about to find out, cheap is expensive.
Cut corners on your cleaning budget, and it’s only a matter of time before staff start calling in sick.
Sore throat and streaming nose possibly, or gut-wrenching stomach ache – some bug they picked up at the office.
Sure, why not?
Germs are everywhere
We live our lives surrounded by germs – and there are always more of them where lots of us are together.
Like the office. Or school. Or the workshop. Or crowded like sardines on the train or bus getting there.
Breathing the same air. Touching the same things. All the kind that never get cleaned – handrails, grab-handles, money, keys, lift buttons, touch screens, door knobs, light switches, coffee pots, keyboards.
All of them covered in germs.
OK, there’s not a lot you can do about the Great World Outside. Get everybody to wash hands when they come in of course. Put wipes or bottles of hand gel on every desk.
And put pressure on your cleaning service to do the other stuff.
On top of the vacuum and quick wipe-down they do already? Don’t hold your breath. There’s only so much anyone is prepared to do for £3.50 an hour.
Which straightaway says that rock-bottom basic is not good enough. Unmotivated cleaning casuals, slaving for a pittance. Those germs are there to stay.
And there’s plenty of them too. 10 million on the average desk – including norovirus, the world’s most common vomiting and diarrhoea disaster. 26,000 on coins and banknotes. Plus mobile touch screens crawling with e.coli, coliforms, staphylococcus aureus and enterobacteria.
But it’s not just staff going sick you have to worry about – a cost to the nation, by the way, of £29 billion a year.
It’s the loyal and committed heroes who come in to work when they’re unwell – feeling like death but determined to get on with the job.
You have to admire their tenacity, but they’re not doing you any favours. Just how well can you work when your head is all over the place, it’s difficult to concentrate and you keep having to dash for the loo?
Not the 100% professional you’re paying good money for, hey? Maybe not even 50%.
Unwell and how capable?
And just how much can they cost you – making mistakes, missing detail, not paying attention and getting grouchy with customers? 10 times more than staying at home is what. More when you calculate all the hiccups they can cause.
Plus of course, there’s the harm they do to OTHER staff members – sneezing all over them, or passing on their germs with every piece of paper that crosses their desk.
So what are we looking at cost-wise, a couple of thousand? A couple of tens of thousand? Hundreds? And all for the “economy” of cleaning at £3.50 per hour?
See what we mean, that cheap is expensive?
Time to chuck it and pay your cleaning service a decent whack. Or hire some serious professionals with the latest technology and know-how. Look around and the top-notchers are up to ISO 9001 standards.
Proper cleaning will reduce your germ exposure and protect your staff assets better. But there’ll still be germs lingering in the air, which is usually 80% of your room space – and more gunk pouring out of the air conditioning ducts. Airborne germs, just waiting to infect somebody.
So you’re still not safe unless you go the whole hog.
Safe and secure
Ask your cleaning service to STERILISE the place too. It’s easy, quick and extremely cost-effective.
After the usual cleaning procedure, they mist the place up with hydrogen peroxide – the same germ-killer our own bodies make to fight infection, but ionised to give it more oomph.
For a start, the stuff is electrostatically charged. Ensuring it disperses everywhere – even inaccessible corners – as each particle tries to escape from itself.
Those same particles use their charge to reach out and grab at germs like a magnet. Locked together, they cannot escape as oxygen atoms rip them apart. Seconds later, they’re oxidised to nothing. Bacteria, viruses, fungi – all sent to oblivion.
Your place is now sterile. Safe and secure from germs when your staff come in next morning.
Better than the germ palace you had before, eh? Admittedly not as cheap – but not expensive either. And when you tot up the money you save, a process that pays for itself several times over – even in the first month.
Not cheap, because it’s the best.
Exactly the same as you probably are. The best operation with the best people – you wouldn’t want to give them away cheap either.
Want to save money? Then spend wisely and well.
No cheap short-cuts – and your balance sheet will look good and healthy too.Back Off, Bacteria! is the blog of Hyper Hygiene Ltd, supplier of what we’re convinced is the most effective health protection system in the world. A fully mobile, all-automatic Hypersteriliser machine mists up workplaces with ionised hydrogen peroxide, spreading everywhere and eliminating all bacteria, viruses and fungi. Hypersteriliser units are supplied to businesses and institutions across the UK, notably the haematology and other critical units at Salford Royal Hospital, Greater Manchester; Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospital; South Warwickshire Hospital; Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital; and Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. The Halo Hypersteriliser system achieves 6-log Sterility Assurance Level – 99.9999% of germs destroyed. It is the only EPA-registered dry mist fogging system – EPA No 84526-6. It is also EU Biocide Article 95 Compliant.
Originally posted on 6 June 2017 @ 1:40 pm
Originally posted on 6 June 2017 @ 1:40 pm