Water coolers have become quite prevalent in modern offices. They provide a fast and convenient way to grab a drink of water whenever you need it, without straying too far from your desk. However, while water is a vital healthy drink to help ensure you don’t get dehydrated, the water cooler itself may not be as clean as you think.
In order to operate a water cooler you often have to operate the controls to get the water flowing. This is something everyone else has to do as well. It should come as no surprise then to learn 25% of the controls on these coolers are riddled with germs transferred there by other users. This means you could pick up an illness simply by going to get a drink of water.
The need for proper and regular office cleaning
As you can see, it is imperative that the office cleaning team you use is able to cover all the bases when it comes to cleaning duties. The bulk of the cleaning required will be obvious, but it is this type of area that can be easily missed.
“Our cleaning teams pay attention to all the smaller areas that other teams may not see,” said a spokesperson for ProCare Cleaning. “Keeping the workforce healthy is something that can be done through proper cleaning services, provided on a regular basis. If this isn’t the case, germs can easily be spread through the most unlikely of ways, as we can see from the water cooler example.”