How Much Do Germs Cost Your Business?

How Much Do Germs Cost Your Business?

Your business is paying for the spread of germs in the office or workplace – in cold, hard cash. Each year, this costs businesses more than 29 billion pounds to cover the total cost of sick days that are taken by their employees.

Recent studies have shown that by lunch time, half of all the commonly touched surfaces in a traditional office space – including surfaces such as table tops, phones, coffee pots and door handles – are already covered in various illness-causing germs. While most people believe that it is sneezing and coughing that spread the most germs, the fact is that the most common cause of catching a bug is touching a community surface.

The spreading of germs is also considered a serious concern for schools where almost six million days of school are missed every single year due to issues such as the common cold, sore throats, ear infections, conjunctivitis and stomach bugs.

Also, when a child is home sick from school, their parent has to take off from work in order to provide care for them. This has put yet another burden on your business, as well as your bottom line.

The solution is not always easy; however, something that will help reduce the issues of missed work days due to the spread of germs in the workplace is investing in regular cleaning services. When you enlist the services of a professional, you can have peace of mind that your office, restrooms and other public areas will be cleaned and sanitary for your workers. This can help to reduce the spread of germs by as much as 80 percent. For the best results, you should contract these services to come in each evening, however, this may not be a possibility for smaller businesses. If this is the case, contracting a weekly or even bi-weekly service can still offer significant benefits.

With the loss of so much money a real possibility, it is essential that you take action to combat the spread of germs in your workplace. While the cleaning service represents an expense of its own, it is much more affordable than endless sick employees, paid sick days and the spread of even more germs. Cleaning services understand how to get rid of germs off of all types of surfaces, ensuring a healthy environment for you and your employees to work in.

Aura can take care of all your commercial cleaning and domestic cleaning requirements, call us today on 01604 930216 or contact us here.