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Five Office Facts that will Bug You

Ahem, excuse the pun.

Did you know that the number of germs and bacteria that are transferred on a daily basis within an office environment are so extreme that the office may as well be renamed ‘bacterial breeding ground’?

Difficult to believe? We thought so too. Put down your sandwich and read on for a few stomach churning facts about office germs. What goes around comes around. Multiplied over.  

  1. Daily office equipment (such as computers, mouse, photocopier, phones, laptops, etc.) carry 400 times more germs than the toilet seat
  2. Office desks are officially a feast for bacteria, they thrive on those remaining crumbs in the keyboard and around your desk. So if this is the state of your desk, can you imagine what may lurk beyond those fridge doors?
  3. The human skin sheds millions of cells a day – now imagine a little of that on your frothy morning cappuccino!
  4. There are approximately over 20,000 germs living within every square inch of an office desk – not sure where to rest those arms now, are you?
  5. Bacteria and germs transmitted via infection, flu and colds can live up to three entire days on and around equipment

So, you probably see the office in a whole new light now don’t you? And maybe that communal bowl of Haribo currently circulating the office may not seem as tempting as it did before… but you get our drift.

So, aside from the obvious solutions of desk wipes and hand sanitizers, there is also a much more thorough and intensive cleaning solution available to you; and that’s where Relko Cleaning and Support Services come in.

Give the friendly team at Relko a call today and arrange a recurrent visit with our specialist technicians who will conduct an intensive deep clean for your office. This includes walls, floors, ceilings, sanitary ware, kitchen area, extraction fans, ventilation ducts and so much more.

For further information on the services we offer, please contact our team on 0800 014 2971 or email us at Alternatively, feel free to use our online enquiry form and we will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.

Just think about the amount of reduction in office sick leave? Quids in!