The Germs You Don’t Know Live in Your Office

A multitude of germs live in every corner of your office space. We tend to be very familiar with our places of work, and as long as everything looks clean enough, we tend not to worry about what hidden bacteria fester under the surface.

Without a proper approach to office cleaning Manchester, many nasty bugs and bacteria could affect your staff and customers. What you can’t see can be more hazardous to your business than what is obvious. Here ias what may be lying in wait to affect your business.


You have undoubtedly heard of the winter vomiting bug, causing unpleasant stomach upset that can last a day or two in the smaller cases.

But you may not know how easily it passes around your office space. Any close contact or touching of various shared touchpoints like lightswitches and door handles can pass along the virus. Touchpoints and surfaces require professional levels of disinfecting with specialist chemicals to limit any contamination raging through your office.


The main causes of salmonella are raw meat, poultry, eggs, and unpasteurized milk. Humans can pass the bacteria around by hand and on any surface where food is prepared.

What is worse about this is that humans can be carriers without showing any signs or symptoms for up to a year. The bacteria from salmonella gives your staff food poisoning with all of the related unpleasantness that results in extended days off to recover. It needs professional chemical cleaning to disinfect the kitchen areas and ensure no risk of this poisoning affecting your workers.

E. Coli

E. coli can be relatively harmless but can also progress to stomach infections and food poisoning. Symptoms can frequently pass in a week – in rare cases, it can result in the illness becoming much more severe.

Also, Campylobacter is a common cause of food poisoning in the UK, resulting from contact with raw chicken. Most victims of this illness recover quickly, but it can also result in serious illness. Raw chicken should be banned from the office fridge to avoid this potential hazard.

Colds and Flu

Catching a cold is part of life. We all suffer with it throughout the year at least once. The bad thing is that no one can function when they have it, and it spreads to other people with just a cough or sneeze. The ‘office cold’ is a well-known feature of the working world.

Flu or influenza can lay people out for days or a week with aches, tiredness, coughs, and headaches – and it can  spread very easy through touch spaces.

Having a higher concentration on commercial cleaning Manchester with a cleaning company Stockport will help to reduce all of these illnesses that will affect your business. Contact the team at Absolutely Gleanming Services today for washroom cleaning and office cleaning Stockport.

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